Director Christopher Crowe
Initial DVD release September 7, 2004
Country United States
Genre Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Budget 26 million USD
Writer Christopher Crowe
|Release date August 7, 1992|
Cast Annabella Sciorra (Ann Hecker), Jamey Sheridan (Doug McDowell), Anthony LaPaglia (Larry Morgenstern), Jill Clayburgh (Sarah Green), Deborah Kara Unger (Eve Abergray), John Leguizamo
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Tagline Deception. Betrayal. Seduction. Murder. Her life depends on every word.
Whispers in the dark trailer 1992
Whispers in the Dark is a 1992 American thriller about a psychiatrist whose patient's lover may be a serial killer. The film starred Annabella Sciorra, Jamey Sheridan, Alan Alda, Jill Clayburgh, John Leguizamo, Deborah Unger 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 confessions of a sadomasochistic sexually obsessed patient disclosed as fantasies during Manhattan psychiatrist sessions begin to permeate the troubled doctor's subconscious as erotic dreams. This leads to a heated love affair. At the same time a series of shocking murders occur with evidence suggesting it is her new lover/patient.
Principal photography began on October 21, 1991. Filming took place in and around Manhattan, New York. The place for Ann Decker's apartment was filmed at 500 5th Avenue in Manhattan. The lake house at the end was filmed at Nantucket, Massachusetts. Production was completed on January 18, 1992.
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." Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a C- grade. 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." It has a total of 25% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film was released on August 7, 1992, in 1,188 theatres, making $3.2 million in its opening weekend. While it gross over $11 million, it was not considered to be financially successful.
ReferencesWhispers in the Dark (film) Wikipedia
Whispers in the Dark (film) IMDb Whispers in the Dark (film) themoviedb.org