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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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One of the Best Ghost Stories ever!
10 March 2000 | by (Rochester, NY) – See all my reviews

The Haunting of Julia is an absolute must see for those who love eerie gothic style ghost stories that are intelligent and entertaining. The emphasis here is not blood and guts, but rather a sinister study of the meaning of "evil". The acting by the great Mia Farrow is really to be admired and is among her best. She is perfect for this vulnerable role. I love the atmosphere and the house. The film is full of striking visuals. It is a must see in the tradition of films like the original "The Haunting", "The Legend of Hell House", and and "The Changeling".

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