June 16, 1978 in UK cinemas: The Shout

“A film of intense perversity – the madness of the mind.”

The-Shout-1978The Shout is a British horror film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, based on a short story by Robert Graves that was adapted for the screen by Michael Austin. The film was the first to be produced by Jeremy Thomas under his Recorded Picture Company banner.

Crossley (Alan Bates), a mysterious travelling man who invades the lives of a young couple, Rachel and Anthony Field (Susannah York and John Hurt). Anthony is a composer, who experiments with sound effects and various electronic sources in his secluded Devon studio. The couple provides hospitality to Crossley, but his intentions are gradually revealed as more sinister. He claims he has learned from an Aboriginal shaman how to produce a “terror shout” that can kill anyone who hears it unprotected. [Wikipedia]Cinema-UK-06-16-1978

Watch the trailer on the Night Of The Trailers YouTube Channel.

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