The Shout (1978)

1978 | UK | Jerzy Skolimowski | ★★★★

Starring Alan Bates, Susannah York, and John Hurt, Polish film-maker Jerzy Skolimowski's well-crafted, impeccably acted The Shout is an unsettling, blackly comic horror film (of sorts) that builds slowly to an orgasmically outlandish finale.


"During a cricket match at an insane asylum between the inmates and the local villagers, Crossley and Graves keep themselves entertained by telling stories. Crossley tells of how he came to possess supernatural powers enabling him to kill with a single shout and although his companion dismisses the tale as an insane fantasy, as the match continues the proceedings take a sinister turn..." Network