Monday, September 3, 2018

58 Days to Halloween- 1961 The Innocents

Over the next 100 days, I will present one movie of significances in horror, suspense or thrillers for each year from 1919 to 2018. The next film presented here is the 1961 ghost thriller "The Innocents" starring Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave and directed by Jack Clayton.

The Innocents (1961)
Dir- Jack Clayton

A first-rate thriller based on Henry James' novel "The Turn of the Screw", with Kerr as a young governess haunted by specters that may or may not be real. The apparitions invading the house result in her terrorizing the children in what she believes are made up stories. Unlike The Haunting, The Innocents shows apparitions to avoid possible conflicts with actual ghosts and those of a psychological nature. Script by William Archibald and Truman Capote brilliantly realized on film.

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