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The Haunting of Julia (1977)

Full Circle (original title)
After the death of her daughter, Julia Lofting, a wealthy housewife, moves to London to re-start her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the sadness of losing her own child and the ghosts of other children.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Magnus Lofting
Mark Berkeley
Jill Bennett ...
Lily Lofting
David Swift
Cathleen Nesbitt ...
Heather Rudge
Anna Wing ...
Rosa Fludd
Captain Paul Winter
Mary Morris ...
Greta Braden
Pauline Jameson ...
Claudia Branscombe
Jeffrey Branscombe
Arthur Howard ...
Mr. Piggott
Damaris Hayman ...
Miss Pinner
Susan Porrett ...
Mrs. Ward
Kate Lofting


After the sudden accidental death of her small daughter, Julia Lofting, a wealthy American woman living in London, bolts her unhappy marriage and buys a house in Kensington which is haunted by the ghost of a quite obscenely nasty little girl who died in the 1950s and plans to use Julia as her pawn in a terrible revenge. Written by Miguel Cane <stepford@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


She had no one to play with for thirty years...


Drama | Horror | Mystery


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Release Date:

11 September 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Haunting of Julia  »

Box Office


CAD 1,100,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie sat unreleased in the United States until it was discovered, along with the film Absolution, by a movie buff who believed there were good films sitting unreleased. This film and Absolution were the only two unreleased films he found in his search in the United States. Both subsequently saw release thanks to his efforts. See more »


When a rain-soaked Julia comes home she rubs a towel over her head. As she pulls it off slowly, her hair is damp and sticking up on the sides of her head. The next moment it is combed neatly and dry again. See more »


Julia Lofting: What is this?
Magnus Lofting: A release on your interest. You must sign it.
Julia Lofting: Oh, my autograph!
Magnus Lofting: It's just a signature.
Julia Lofting: Nice to be in demand.
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Excellent Horror Movie
10 February 2004 | by (Oklahoma City) – See all my reviews

I tuned in a bit late, perhaps 15 minutes or so, but I could tell right off that I'd hit upon something worth watching. I highly reccomend this to fans of "Don't Look Now", one of the most frightening movies I've ever seen. "Full Circle" has much the same feel, and some of the same subject matter.

Others here have criticised the film's slow pace: I, for one, especially appreciate the Director's willingness to take time to build suspense and terror. I believe that silence is an important part of a horror movie (perhaps almost every kind of movie) and it's obvious that the Director shares my appreciation for what's NOT said.

I won't risk spoiling this movie in any way: I merely suggest that, should you get a chance to screen "Full Circel", you savor the opportunity.

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