The Shout (1978)

Jerzy Skolimowski directs Alan Bates, Susannah York and John Hurt in this psychological chiller where an obtuse loner moves into a couple’s home and threatens the sound recordist husband with his mystical scream that kills all that hear it.

This is aiming for a combination of the discombulating unease and sexual intrusion that Joseph Losey and Nicolas Roeg achieve with their studies of societal deconstruction and creeping madness. The only problem here is it is quite boring. Well acted, nice concept… dully executed. “Get out of here Anthony, or I’ll shout your bloody ears off.”

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