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Whispers (1990)

A woman is stalked by a psychotic killer. She eventually kills him, only for the man to show up again, this time sane and without any knowledge of the attacks. The police don't believe her, but one detective agrees to look into it.


Douglas Jackson


Dean R. Koontz (novel), Anita Doohan (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Victoria Tennant ... Hilary
Jean LeClerc ... Bruno
Chris Sarandon ... Tony
Peter MacNeill ... Frank
Linda Sorensen ... Kayla
Eric Christmas ... Joshua Rinehart
Keith Knight ... Avril
Jackie Burroughs ... Mrs. Yancey
Tom Rack ... Dr. Rudge
Vlasta Vrana ... Sherrif Laurenski
Chris Britton ... Bookseller
Mark Camacho ... Morgue Assistant (as Mark Camancho)
Walter Massey Walter Massey ... Bank Manager
Linda Singer Linda Singer ... Prostitute
Stephan Perron Stephan Perron ... Young Bruno


In this adaptation of a novel by famous horror author Dean R. Koontz, the story follows Hilary, a journalist who becomes the target of a relentless, incredibly enraged and extremely violent psychopath bent on murdering her at any cost. After several nearly successful attempts on her life, she manages to recognize her attacker as Bruno, a man whom she once interviewed, but fails to understand why he would want her dead. Later, she manages to kill him in self-defense, but then he shows up again, this time seemingly sane and without any knowledge of any of the attacks. The police do not believe her story, but a detective named Tony sympathizes with desperate Hilary and agrees to help her investigate the matters further. They soon realize that Hilary is not losing her mind and that someone - or something - really is trying to kill her and that Bruno's past may very well be the key to solving this terrifying supernatural mystery.

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Fear shouts. Terror whispers.


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Not that bad a 6
26 August 2020 | by robert-nymanSee all my reviews

Have now seen this tvice and would not agree with the very low ratings the movie have got. Not that great acting, not the best story (did enjoy the book better) but still a enjoyable watch. Some nice occult stuff and all fans of a swedish car will have som nice driving scenes.

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Release Date:

7 December 1990 (Canada) See more »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Cinépix See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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