The Shout (1978) 720p YIFY Movie

The Shout (1978)

The Shout is a movie starring Alan Bates, Susannah York, and John Hurt. A traveller by the name of Crossley forces himself upon a musician and his wife in a lonely part of Devon, and uses the aboriginal magic he has learned to...

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  • Genre: Horror | Drama
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.05G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 86
  • IMDB Rating: 6.8/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 1 / 7

The Synopsis for The Shout (1978) 720p

Bored while officiating a cricket match at a psychiatric hospital, Crossley tells Graves (a visitor) the tale of a mysterious stranger (also named Crossley) who invades the lives and house of a local musician and his wife. The stranger claims knowledge of real magic, which he uses to displace his host and dominate his wife. The musician must find a way to combat Crossley and his seemingly implacable powers. Graves doubts Crossley's claim that the story is true, and begins to believe that Crossley is actually one of the patients.

The Director and Players for The Shout (1978) 720p

[Role:]Susannah York
[Role:Director]Jerzy Skolimowski
[Role:]Robert Stephens
[Role:]Alan Bates
[Role:]John Hurt

The Reviews for The Shout (1978) 720p

unusual and arty horror film involving aboriginal Australian magic; something differentReviewed byFieCrierVote: 7/10

I don't recall now how I'd heard of this movie, but having heard of it, I was motivated enough to get a copy from the Amazon UK site (region-free players are a must; region encoding should be abolished!).

From the very start of the movie, it's clear it will be unusual. First we see a woman drive up to a building. She is ushered into a room where there are three dead men, apparently naked, laid out under white sheets on what seem to be dining tables. She stops at the third one. Then, we see an black, likely aboriginal, man wandering in a desert or among sand dunes, and he approaches with a sharp bone. Then a man (Tim Curry) arrives at an asylum, where he is assigned the job of score-keeping for a game of cricket the patients and staff are about to begin. The other scorekeeper, one of the patients, starts to tell him a story....

That's a lot of jumping around just to start the film! There are layers in the film, due to the storytelling, and not everything is chronological, and perhaps not everything is even true.

The story involves the man telling the story (Alan Bates) and one of the men playing cricket (John Hurt). John Hurt's character plays organ at a church, when he gets there on time, anyway, and at home records a variety of sounds, amplifying them in such a way they sound unusual. He meets Alan Bates, a strange man who had learned some aboriginal magic when he lived in Australia, and Bates manages to enter Hurt's home and life.

The story structure and the involvement of an asylum called to mind The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari for me, and now seeing the comments of others, I see I'm not alone. One other movie that came to mind while watching The Shout was Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) because of the Australian weirdness and artiness in both films.

I can't claim to understand everything in the film. For example, at one point a character wakes up and he's temporarily confused about his identity and profession, a problem that reoccurs at least once thereafter. Additionally, there's some digging in the sand for rocks which seem related to people somehow. In spite of this, or perhaps because of this to a degree (I like some mystery sometimes), I enjoyed the movie, and I'm glad I bought it.

Hypnotic but confusing story which is suddenly made clear in that last scene.Reviewed byAldanoliVote: 7/10

Something strange is going on at the cricket match: Alan Bates tells Tim Curry a story about Bates' relationship with a musician (John Hurt) and the musician's wife (Susannah York)and about Bates' supposed ability to "shout" a man to death . . . is Bates re-telling a true story or making things up as he goes along? This movie has perhaps one of the most extraordinary endings on film: the disconnected and confusing events that have been swirling past suddenly fuse, and become understandable, in the wordless final scene (you have to have been paying attention, though). Kudos to Bates, Hurt, York, and director Jerzy Skolimowski for a hypnotic tale that unfolds partly like a mystery, partly like an anacrostic-and which feels all the more satisfying once you've worked your way through it.

An eccentric, but curiously compelling taleReviewed byAfraciousVote: 10/10

This is a strange film about a sinister man named Crossley (Alan Bates) who invades the lives of a man (John Hurt) and his wife (Susannah York) in a sleepy English town. He tells the story to a fellow scorer at a cricket match (Tim Curry), and we are left to try and disentangle it.

Crossley tells the couple that he spent eighteen years in the Australian outback, and that he killed his children when they were born. He also tells them he met a magical man in the outback, who taught him how to shout to kill. The scene when Crossley 'shouts' on the sand dunes is good. The shout kills sheep, birds and a shepherd. The sound is good too. The film was made in Dolby system sound, which is rare for that time. During the 'shout' the effect is impressive. The ending is rather weird. Alan Bates is good as the creepy Crossley. It's an odd film, that is curiously compelling to watch.

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