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Writers:
Francis Ford Coppola (written by)
Jack Hill (second unit writer)
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Release Date:
18 November 1966 (Denmark) See more »
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Tagline:
You Must Pass the "D-13" Test To Prepare You for the Horrifying Experience of Dementia 13. If You Fail the Test...You Will Be Asked to Leave the Theater! See more »
Plot:
When her husband John has a heart attack while out in a rowboat on the lake, Louise Haloran throws his... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Ludicrous script, but some good scenes make this reasonably tense See more (88 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Campbell ... Richard Haloran

Luana Anders ... 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

Directed by
Francis Ford Coppola  (as Francis Coppola)
 
Writing credits
Francis Ford Coppola (written by) (as Francis Coppola)

Jack Hill (second unit writer)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
Marianne Wood .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Ronald Stein 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Hannawalt (director of photography) (as Charles Hanawalt)
 
Film Editing by
Stuart O'Brien 
Morton Tubor  (as Mort Tubor)
 
Art Direction by
Al Locatelli  (as Albert Locatelli)
 
Set Decoration by
Eleanor Coppola  (as Eleanor Neil)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard F. Dalton .... assistant director (as Richard Dalton)
Jack Hill .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Edward Delaney .... sculptor
 
Sound Department
Joseph Gross .... sound
Liam Saurin .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Vicario .... camera operator
Michael Vines .... best boy
 
Editorial Department
Donald Shebib .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Les Baxter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
George Brady .... technician
Patrick Brady .... technician
William Joseph Bryan Jr. .... technical advisor (as Dr. William Joseph Bryan Jr. M.D.)
Eyemonn Callian .... production assistant
Patrick Doyle .... technician
Paul Julian .... title designer
Michael Purcell .... technician
Angela Wadlow .... script supervisor
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Haunted and the Hunted" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK
"The Haunted and the Haunted" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
75 min
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Black and White | Color (colorized)
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Certification:
Australia:M (DVD rating) | Australia:R (original rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Finland:K-16 (1994) | Netherlands:12 | UK:15 | USA:Unrated | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
Francis Ford Coppola's first Director credit, as "Francis Coppola".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the wedding Caleb removes his tie while talking to Kane. His shirt alternates between remaining buttoned to the neck and being open at the neck between camera angles.See more »
Quotes:
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.See more »

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21 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Ludicrous script, but some good scenes make this reasonably tense, 30 September 2006
Author: Camera Obscura from The Dutch Mountains

Francis Ford Coppola's debut horror flick is sometimes hailed as a kind of forgotten masterpiece, which is downright preposterous. Bored with his work as an assistant director on THE YOUNG RACERS he wrote a screenplay, and asked Corman for $22,000 to let him film it on the same sets used for THE YOUNG RACERS. He shot the film in two weeks and the shooting of the two films at the same sets simultaneously only worsened the quality of the film. I must admit, made with this 99 cent budget, it's a comparatively well crafted horror mystery with some good scenes but overall pretty dull with a story that makes little sense.

The members of the Haloran family gather at their ancestral Irish castle to attend the annual commemoration of the death of Kathleen, the daughter of the family who drowned in the lake on their estate six years earlier. One of the sons in the family, John Haloran, dies of a heart-attack while listening to Elvis on the radio. His gold-digging wife Louise then dumps the body in the pond and pretends he has returned to New York, because she only gets part of the family inheritance when her husband is alive. When staying at the castle she begins an elaborate ruse to convince Lady Haloran that her drowned daughter Kathleen is still alive, but soon, she is killed by an axe-murderer, who proceeds to kill of the rest of the family one by one. What follows is: who's the psycho? Much inspired by Hitchcock's PSYCHO, it bears little relation plotwise, let alone in suspense. Coppola puts more emphasis on graphic violence than suspense and the story doesn't make much sense. With some good scenes it kept me watching till the end, but that's about it.

Not a complete waste of time though, as Coppola met his future wife Eleonor Neil on the set.

Camera Obscura --- 6/10

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