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Whispers (1990)

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

Director:

Douglas Jackson

Writers:

Dean R. Koontz (novel), Anita Doohan (screenplay)
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Cast

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 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
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Storyline

In this adaptation of a novel by famous horror author Dean 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 does not believe her story, but a detective called 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.


Certificate:

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Country:

Canada | USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1990 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Dean R. Koontz's Whispers See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Featured in Katarina's Nightmare Theater: Whispers (2011) See more »

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Love Ain't Easy
by Stan Meissner
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the film was a sad attempt and didn't justify the book at all!
10 October 2004 | by PoopisPricelessSee all my reviews

I actually saw the movie before I read the book. When I saw the movie I was upset because I wondered why Dean Koontz had made such a bad book/movie. The movie was confusing and didn't have a flow at all, it was choppy and made me want to throw a rock at the TV. I couldn't connect with the characters at all, so i didn't care about what happened to them(normally I love the characters because I can relate to their personality or problems). Then I read the book and loved it. I often re-read the book, and the movie is collecting dust. I wish someone would make a Koontz movie that follows the plot of his books, then the movies wouldn't suck so much. DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE UNLESS YOU NEED TO WASTE MONEY!


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