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Whispers in the Dark

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Whispers in the Dark (1992)

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Deception. Betrayal. Seduction. Murder. Her life depends on every word.

When the sadomasochistic sexual fantasies of a Manhattan psychiatrist's disturbed patient begin leaking into the troubled doctor's subconscious, a heated love affair leads to a series of shocking murders in this erotic thriller from Off Limits director Christopher Crowe. The confessions of a sexually obsessed patient are slowly working their way into the dreams of psychiatrist Ann Heckler (Annabella Sciorra), and though the practical advice of her university mentor, Dr. Leo Green (Alan Alda), does little to quell her erotic visions, a torrid affair with handsome pilot Doug McDowell (Jamey Sheridan) at least provides a satisfying momentary distraction. When one of Ann's patients is discovered murdered and all evidence suggests that her new lover is the culprit, Ann must make a choice to put her trust in Doug or escape with her life while she still can

Whispers in the Dark is a 1992 American thriller about a psychiatrist whose patient's lover may or may not be a serial killer. The film starred Annabella Sciorra, Jamey Sheridan, Alan Alda, Jill Clayburgh, John Leguizamo and Anthony LaPaglia. The film was released by Paramount Pictures on August 7, 1992. It was nominated for a Razzie Award for Alan Alda as Worst Supporting Actor.

The movie gained a negative reception. The New York Times said "in its worst moments, [the film] is exploitative, with the detective flashing gruesome photos of tortured women at Ann. More often, it is so loopy it should have been played for laughs."[1] Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a C- grade.[2] Los Angeles Times staff writer Peter Rainer called it "a textbook thriller" and stated "Doug is so Too Good to Be True that, when the inevitable murder makes its scheduled stop, [the audience] can sniff red herring a mile away. But then this movie has so many of them--including a hot-footed cop played by Anthony LaPaglia and a psychiatrist friend of Ann's played by Alan Alda--that [audiences] practically need a trawler to get through it."[3] It has a total of 25% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Release Date: August 7, 1992

Distrib: Paramount

Boxoffice: $11,124,511 2013: $21,578,900


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JSpartan1989 10 months 2 weeks ago
This tape opens with trailers for Enchanted April, School Ties and Jennifer 8.