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The Haunting of Helen Walker (1995)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  3 December 1995 (USA)
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TV remake of the Henry James' classic tale "Turn of the Screw", with changes in location and character names. A live in nanny discovers two children haunted by the spirits and deeds of ... See full summary »

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TV remake of the Henry James' classic tale "Turn of the Screw", with changes in location and character names. A live in nanny discovers two children haunted by the spirits and deeds of their former care givers. Written by Humberto Amador

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Helen Walker - Schatten des Bösen  »

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Flora: [to Mrs. Grose] Take me away from her! Take me away! Take me away!
[to Helen Walker]
Flora: I hate you! I hate you, you wicked filthy stinking bitch!
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Prelude No. 4 in E minor Opus 28
by Frédéric Chopin
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"Turn of the Screw" From a "True-Story" Point of View
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I'm a big fan of Valerie Bertinelli; she's a very lovely and under-rated actress, and she does very well in this movie. The problem is that "A Turn of the Screw" by Henry James has been done too many times with little variations or deviations from the original novel. Done best as "The Innocents" (1961), the plot was only really done differently and interestingly on "Dark Shadows" with David Selby and Terry Crawford. The Bertinelli movie is very scary and has great convincing special effects, but some problem does rest in the direction and execution. She finds all these clues that something is wrong at the estate she works on, but it is hard to tell just how all these clues relate to each other once you realize that the children are under the thrall of two ghosts who hate each other. The movie on its own is a very top-notch ghost story, but you have to be totally unaware of the original novel to appreciate it.


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