An English governess is hired to take care of two adorable orphans, who turn out to be not exactly what they seem to be.

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb at Comic-Con 2016

Visit our Comic-Con section to see what's trending, watch celebrity interviews, follow event coverage, browse cosplay photos, take our Fan IQ quizzes, and more.

Browse IMDb's Guide to Comic-Con

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Turn of the Screw (TV Movie 1999)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor.

Director: Ben Bolt
Stars: Caroline Pegg, Jodhi May, Colin Firth
The Turn of the Screw (TV Movie 2009)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A naive and sexually repressed young governess is haunted by the ghosts of previous occupants of a mansion.

Director: Tim Fywell
Stars: Michelle Dockery, Eva Sayer, Josef Lindsay
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young woman is hired by a wealthy but sinister man to tutor his two children at the family's isolated estate. When the woman gets there, she finds that the two children are not quite what... See full summary »

Director: Rusty Lemorande
Stars: Patsy Kensit, Stéphane Audran, Julian Sands
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After finishing a strict and traumatizing education at a Jesuit seminary, young Roberto is offered a post by the priest of his village: The local count is looking for a new teacher for his ... See full summary »

Director: Eloy de la Iglesia
Stars: Pedro Mari Sánchez, Queta Claver, Asier Hernández
Scream of the Wolf (TV Movie 1974)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A big-game hunter comes out of retirement to help track down a killer wolf, and begins to suspect that it isn't a wolf but an animal that can take human form.

Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: Peter Graves, Clint Walker, Jo Ann Pflug
Curse of the Black Widow (TV Movie 1977)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Tony Franciosa plays a detective who's on the trail of a murderer whose mutilated and predominantly male victims are found encased in silken cocoons. He eventually tracks the killer's path ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Donna Mills, Patty Duke
Dracula (TV Movie 1974)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Dracula is searching for a woman who looks like his long dead wife.

Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: Jack Palance, Simon Ward, Nigel Davenport
Dead of Night (TV Movie 1977)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This anthology tells three stories: one of time travel, one of vampires, and one of a mother wishing her drowned son back to life.

Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: Ed Begley Jr., E.J. André, Ann Doran
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After her murder, Diana Bernard's spirit becomes trapped in Carol Enders, so she can expose her murderer.

Directors: Burt Brinckerhoff, Dan Curtis
Stars: Charles Aidman, Meredith Baxter, Christopher Connelly
The Turn of the Screw (TV Movie 1959)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Opera version of the story.

Director: Peter Morley
Stars: Jennifer Vyvyan, Raymond Nilsson, Arda Mandikian
The Turn of the Screw (TV Movie 1982)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Petr Weigl
Stars: Magda Vásáryová, Helen Donath, Dana Medrická
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  
Director: Nick Millard
Stars: Elaine Corral Kendall, Priscilla Alden, Walter Dickhaut
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Miss Jane Cubberly
Megs Jenkins ...
John Barron ...
Mr. Fredricks (as John Baron)
Anthony Langdon ...
Luke (as Anthony Lagdon)
...
Miss Jessel (as Kathryn Scott)
...
...
Timothy
Jasper Jacob ...
Eva Griffith ...
Edit

Storyline

An English governess is hired to take care of two adorable orphans, who turn out to be not exactly what they seem to be.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Horror | Thriller | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 April 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dem Bösen widerstehen  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Lynn Redgrave is one of three members of her family to appear in an adaptation of the 1898 novella by Henry James. Her father Michael Redgrave played the Uncle The Innocents (1961) and her elder brother Corin Redgrave played the Professor in The Turn of the Screw (2009). See more »

Quotes

Flora: Darkness is a shroud to cover.
Miles: Darkness is the cloak, beware.
Flora: We do not fear the vast of blackness.
Miles: We wear shadows in our hair.
Flora: Darkness calls us to a reckoning.
Miles: Call us to its close embrace.
Flora: We shall soon be there to meet it.
Miles: Though we cannot see its face.
Flora: In the dark, the raid of the ghost.
Miles: And the coffin cannot hold.
[...]
See more »

Connections

Version of The Turn of the Screw (1959) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The best version of Henry James dark tale

I was only 10 years old 1984, when i saw this movie for the first time. I bought it in a video store for about 5 dollars. I have seen it a couple of times, and now last spring again. It had still the dark horror feeling I remember. Swedish-Denna film fanns ett tag på video på ett bolag som hette Mariann Video, då under namnet Barnens hemlighet.

The movie is about 120 minutes


6 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
filming location belladonna1482
Discuss The Turn of the Screw (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?