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Dementia 13 (1963)

Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | 17 July 1964 (Italy)
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.... See full summary »

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Cast

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Richard Haloran
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Louise Haloran
Bart Patton ...
Billy Haloran
Mary Mitchel ...
Kane
Patrick Magee ...
Justin Caleb
Eithne Dunne ...
Lady Haloran (as Ethne Dunn)
Peter Read ...
John Haloran
Karl Schanzer ...
Simon
Ron Perry ...
Arthur
Derry O'Donavan ...
Lillian
Barbara Dowling ...
Kathleen
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Storyline

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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Pretense is not acceptable at Haloran Castle! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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17 July 1964 (Italy)  »

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Demência 13  »

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$40,000 (estimated)
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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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As Kane and Richard leave the wedding reception, she has her veil on. In the next scene as she approaches the barn, the veil has gone. 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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Featured in The Horror of It All (1983) See more »

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Good whodunit/horror flick with twists...
31 May 2003 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 5/31/2003 - 6 out of 10(Dir-Francis Coppola): Good whodunit/horror flick with twists around every corner and old-style scary movie feel. This is the first effort from Francis "Ford" Coppola with probably a shoestring budget with producer Roger Corman also involved. What is done well in this movie is the storytelling and the use of sound/music to keep you on the edge-of-your-seat. For 1963, this movie probably was rather shocking because of it's realisticly violent scenes but the core of the movie is the good story. Coppola shows here that his career in film will be promising and it has been. Good for collectors and for just people who like good horror/mystery movies.


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