Haunted Summer (1988)

R  |   |  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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Donald Hodson ...
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Giusto Lo Pipero ...
Antoinette McLain ...
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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 »


Lord Byron: Are you not concerned for your sister?
Claire Clairmont: It is your terror I come to witness.
Lord Byron: Ah!
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Enchanting,beautiful,romantic telling of real life events.
14 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this glorious telling of a weekend shared among literary greats. Mary and Percy Shelly,Lord Byron and others created a entrancing group. Showing their quests for sexual enlightenment. Personal freedoms from political to moral. Liberal drug use for both stimulations and as addiction. Their creative views of life and writing. Describing without boring the viewer how each writer seeks to find their muse. Along with the distractions and affections each share. With breathtaking scenery that does not detract but very much enhances the story. Well created characters from grim to loving then angry to peaceful. With some of the most lovely and scene enhancing costuming to be had.

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