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Haunted Summer (1988)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  7 April 1989 (UK)
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In 1815, authors Lord Byron, Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley get together for some philosophical discussions, but the situation soon deteriorates into mind games, drugs and sex.

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Based on the infamous Summer of 1816 when Mary Shelley wrote "Frankenstein", it chronicles the mind games and manipulations that were the halmarks of the intense and neurotic relationships that existed among Byron, Shelley, Mary, and her step-sister Claire Godwin. Written by CD

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The film was originally scheduled to be directed by John Huston before Ivan Passer was assigned the job. See more »

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Dr. John William Polidori: I have written a play. I think it quite good.
Lord Byron: Do shut up, John.
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Mesmerizing
31 May 1999 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

I first saw this on TV in the early 90's and was obsessed with finding it so I could tape it. I dwelled on it and searched and finally found it at a library and had a friend copy it. It was beautifully filmed and captivated me completely. I have watched it many times, each time was better than previously. I'm a 68 year old senior and am "haunted" by it. I only wonder how much, if any, truth is in it. I give it 10 out of 10; it was so mesmerizing.


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