August 30, 2011


The Shout is a 1978 British film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, based on a short story by Robert Graves which was adapted for the screen by Michael Austin. Starring Alan Bates as a mysterious travelling man who invades the lives of a young couple, played by Susannah York and John Hurt. Hurt is a composer, who experiments with sound effects and various electronic sources in his secluded Devon studio. The couple provides hospitality to Bates, but his intentions are gradually revealed as more and 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.

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