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Writers:
Francis Ford Coppola (written by)
Jack Hill (second unit writer)
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Release Date:
17 July 1964 (Italy) 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:
Whilst out on a rowboat with her husband, John, Louise Haloran kills him, and casts his body overboard... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Scares on a shoestring and it's not bad. See more (93 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
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Runtime:
75 min
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Black and White | Color (colorized)
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M (DVD rating) | Australia:R18+ (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:
During an interview with Ben Mankiewicz on TCM, Roger Corman stated that while the film's title was originally "Dementia", he discovered that there was another film by the same name, so he wanted to alter it. He thought to himself that the number 13 was typically thought of as a scary number, and "Dementia 13" sounded good. He called up Francis Ford Coppola and asked if he could add something to the script about a character having something bad happen to him at the age of 13 that influenced him to be a killer later in life. This would justify the addition of the number. Coppola agreed to do this.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: When Billy and Kane are walking around the pond, the boom mic falls into view. A little later, the shadow of the boom mic operator is visible on Kane.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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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Scares on a shoestring and it's not bad., 1 April 2004
Author: Poseidon-3 from Cincinnati, OH

When Alfred Hitchcock's Marion Crane (of "Psycho") stepped into the shower and met her fate, it kicked off a slew of stark, grisly chillers about nutcases, often wielding butcher knives or axes. This entry has the distinction of being one of Coppola's earliest directorial efforts and it is clearly influenced by Hitchcock, though without his budget or seasoned mastery. Anders plays a rather nagging wife who is visiting her husband's ancestral castle with him just in time to "celebrate" the anniversary of his kid sister's funeral. He, his two brothers and his mother gather annually to pay tribute to the little girl who was drowned on the premises years before. One brother (Campbell) is an angry sculptor with an American fiancee (Mitchel.) The other (Patton) is a gentle, sort of shy type. The mother (Dunne) can't get past the death of her daughter and faints on cue each year at the ceremony. Not long into the film, one death sets off a chain of events that unleashes a couple of other ones to where no one at the castle is safe and the audience is often not certain who the mad killer is (though veteran fans of horror/suspense shouldn't have that much trouble figuring it out.) The film is far from perfect, but given the unbelievable budgetary and filming restraints, it does manage to conjure up some creeps and story interest. The only part that really drags is the section involving an overly inquisitive doctor (Magee.) Otherwise, there is creativity in the filming of the deaths and a nice sense of atmosphere throughout (even if almost none of these Irish characters has anything resembling an accent!) There are slicker fright films out there, but this one wins points for accomplishing pretty much with precious little to work with.

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