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Richard Haloran
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Louise Haloran
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Billy Haloran
Mary Mitchel ...
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Lady Haloran (as Ethne Dunn)
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John Haloran
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Simon
Ron Perry ...
Arthur
Derry O'Donavan ...
Lillian
Barbara Dowling ...
Kathleen
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When her husband John has a heart attack while out in a rowboat on the lake, Louise Haloran throws his body overboard and later tells the family that he has left on an urgent business trip. Her main concern is that she can only inherit a part of the family fortune if if her husband is alive. The Halorans are a strange family, still grieving over the death of the youngest daughter Kathleen who drowned in a pond when she was just a child. They hold an annual ceremony of remembrance every year on the anniversary of her death. This year however, someone is wielding an ax intent on murder. Written by garykmcd

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The Most Terrifying Screen Experience Of Your Life! A Brand New Concept in Motion Picture Shock! A Thrilling New Creation of Terror Thru Sight and Sound, Filmed Entirely in the Shock-Packed Process of Dementia 13! See more »

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18 November 1966 (Denmark)  »

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Trivia

Francis Ford Coppola was assisting Roger Corman on the set of The Young Racers (1963) in Ireland. Corman allowed Coppola to use the same set, crew and actors Luana Anders, William Campbell and Patrick Magee for this film if he could shoot around the shooting schedule of Corman's film. See more »

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When Billy is holding the candle while talking about being stressed, the candle has been smoldering quite a bit of smoke and the next shot shows the candle is lying on the table and there is absolutely no smoke. See more »

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Louise Haloran: Castle Haloran is a bit perplexing, a very strange place really, old and musty, the kind of place you'd expect a ghost to like to wander around in.
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Forgotten classic...
23 July 2000 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

This is the first movie that came from brilliant mind of Francis Ford Coppola.It is still very creepy and full of bizarre characters.Great,memorable music score which creates an unforgettable atmosphere of dread and fear.This gruesome psycho-thriller features one of the first decapitations in the history of this genre.Watch "Dementia 13" in the dark and feel the creeping terror.


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