View Full Version : So what about Whispers In The Dark/Un Sussuro Nel Buio?
04-30-2005, 09:43 PM
Listed as coming soon at NoShame's site:
Whispers In The Dark by Marcello Aliprandi (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075291/)
Music by Pino Donaggio
Any more info?
Edit:actually the title would correctly translate:A Whisper In The Dark
04-30-2005, 10:23 PM
when is the release suppose to be
04-30-2005, 10:25 PM
Aww, I thought this was going to be a giallo, but was disappointed to see it under "Drama" at IMDB. I think I'll pass... unless of course anyone has anything good to say about it. :D
05-01-2005, 08:23 AM
At http://www.so-sweet.cwc.net/Films/un_sussuro_nel_buio.htm it's listed as horror/drama.
And it's this...
This Marcello Aliprandi's "Un sussurro nel buio" is a very peculiar movie. It comes, regarding the plot and the themes, earlier than some celebrated movie: in particularly "Shock" (1976) by Mario Bava, but also "Shining" (1980) and "The Sixth Sense" (1999). The story is about a child who, in a big and perturbing house in a north Italy country, talks and plays with a - maybe - inexistent other child. His parents get worried and try to understand. The end of the story is not devoid of ambiguity. The movie is visually impressive, odd in the plot (with a good sense of suspense), full of mystery and fascination for irrational. I think that in the italian `fantastic' genre "Un sussurro nel buio" is among the best and the most original ones: Marcello Aliprandi may be compared with directors like Mario Bava, Pupi Avati and Michele Soavi. Even if it isn't always a very solid movie, if you like this italian genre you must see this refined film. Very enjoyable the cast: John Phillip Law, Nathalie Delon and even Joseph Cotten.
......that got me interested.......
Could be a fun flick.
05-01-2005, 08:27 AM
when is the release suppose to beDunno,it's "Coming Soon" whatever that means.But hey they're no Shriek Show so it will be probably 2005.
05-01-2005, 08:57 AM
I think it sounds like it could be pretty fun too. I liked Shock alot, so if it's even similar to that it has potential to be good, at least. I'll definitally check this out when it comes out, unless someone can convince me otherwise.
09-14-2005, 09:56 PM
And yes..here it is,the first Whisper in the Dark review!:
Oh please,arrive soon!
09-15-2005, 11:26 AM
i think this as 'vice is a locked door' are due the end of september. my review copies have just been sent from america, and i am interested in these because of the mention of a gothic blend in 'whispers' as i think that element of argentos movies is great - any other examples of gothic / giallo / horror things people want to point out?
09-18-2005, 07:59 PM
This is one of those movies nobody seems to know,yet I have a strange feeling this might turn out a classic!
Oh, this sounds so promising. Creepy kid films are my weakness. :D
09-18-2005, 08:12 PM
Damn.... more money going to someone else................
10-10-2005, 10:23 PM
WARNING!THIS MOVIE CONTAINS NO GORE!
Watched it yesterday and today.
The story is about a young boy called Martino who has an imaginary friend.
The whole family play along but are getting a bit tired of it.
His parents and basically all adults in the house are afraid he's getting crazy and call in the help from a psych.In the meantime all kinds of strange accidents occur.
Some people blame the imaginary friend or even Martino for all this but wasn't it just coincidence?
I liked this movie but it wasn't anything like Bava's Shock.I wouldn't even call this one a horror movie.
More like a creepy arthouse film.But it's a great piece of art.
It moves at a slow pace but it never becomes dull.
The setpieces are just gorgeous and the cinematography is great.
Great location!What a wonderful villa and a beautiful garden to boot.
I also liked the music.It sometimes resembled Komeda's Rosemary's Baby.
Acting overall was good.Especially John Philip Law.Some of the kids weren't that great though.
Dubbing is good too (I watched in English because of JP Law).I have seen worse.
Basically this movie is for those people who like to watch something different for a change.If you like House With The Laughing Windows (slow pace) or Shock (creepy kids) this one's probably for you.If you want gore or many deaths,skip it.
One thing about the DVD.
There were a couple of abrupt cuts in the audio and some glitches in the second half of the movie.Nothing to worry about though,only audible in the music.
Overall the DVD looks stunning.
10-11-2005, 08:07 AM
Great, thanks alot for that review, CP!
I liked both House with Laughing Windows and Shock so this one is going in my next order.
I read Pino Donaggio did the music for this one? How'd that turn out?
If you like House With The Laughing Windows (slow pace) or Shock (creepy kids) this one's probably for you.Check, and big check! Thanks for this review... this will definitely go into the ever-growing list of DVDs I need. :D
10-11-2005, 11:25 AM
You're welcome DefJeff :).
Donaggio's music was fine,atmospheric.As I said some themes resemble Komeda's Rosemary's Baby (at least to me).
I haven't heard many Donaggio scores (Argento's Trauma I didn't particularly like) but this was fine.
Please don't blame me if you don't like the movie!
10-11-2005, 04:17 PM
After the comparison to "House With the Laughing Windows", I'm sold. I will be getting this one very soon.
10-11-2005, 05:28 PM
I enjoyed this as well, not exactly what I expected...but well done. I would agree with Crystal Plumage's review.
10-21-2005, 11:51 PM
I liked it. I liked it a lot. I was on the verge of loving it, but I wasn't too keen on the ending, so that knocked it down a bit. I think the actors were pretty good, especially chief spooky kid who was very effective, but I think the cinematography was what really sold the movie. It created an atmosphere you could almost feel at your own house. Excellent work.
I do wish I had seen this bit from here (http://www.mondo-digital.com/whisperindark.html) before watching:
The disc contains both the English and Italian tracks, the latter playable with optional English subtitles; however, the English audio is by far the superior option. The cast is clearly speaking English with Law, Cotten and Delon providing their own voices; also, one character's French accent and lessons to the children in that language only make sense in the English version.
I thought the Italian track seemed off a bit, so this makes sense. I did wonder why the French wasn't translated. I mean, I understood it, but I wondered if the lack of subtitles was a bad plot device or something. I guess not. Also, there is more than one grammar error in the English subtitles as well. Regardless, I enjoyed it, and that is really all that matters.
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