+ pre-recorded intro by director Mark Jenkin
Does he really have the power to kill with his shout?
Dir Jerzy Skolimowski
With Alan Bates, Susannah York, John Hurt, Robert Stephens
Adapted from a story by Robert Graves (played by Tim Curry in the framing narrative), The Shout centres on a tale relayed at a cricket match by the possibly insane Charles Crossley (Bates) – about a certain Crossley who visited a musician and his wife in Devon and began to dominate their lives through cunning and the possession of a strange power: being able to kill with his shout. An intriguing, engrossing film with ideas of truth and falsehood, sanity and madness, beautifully performed by all.