From a Whisper to a Scream

From a Whisper to a Scream ★★★★★

My watch list has become daunting, enough so that I've come to a point where I play a sort of roulette and do my best to find a watchable copy of whatever my finger points to. Tonight I had the great fortune of picking From a Whisper to a Scream.

As far as my experience with horror anthologies, this was my first foray outside of Creepshow and Tales from the Darkside. When I got a look at the cast, I knew it was going to be able to contend with the greats. However, I had no idea that the unknowns would be my favorite part.

I won't take anything away from your viewing experience besides this: the second story is the most satisfying display of vengeance I've yet to see on film. Greed blinds a man so completely that he can't see that his salvation lies closer than his doom. Can you guess which one he ends up with?

The whole of the film is a huge nightmare, with a pleasingly small amount of camp and an even bigger helping of darkness. With a wraparound story by Vincent Price and Susan Tyrell and a majority of obscure talent, this one had me hooked from start to bloody finish.