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The Turn of the Screw (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Horror | Thriller  -  27 February 2000 (USA)
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A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor.

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AT LAST a strong adaptation!
24 February 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The 1961 Deborah Kerr vehicle, "The Innocents" went for the

supernatural chills and is likely the best adaptation ever (at least

it's likely the most popular), but this straight-forward rendition of

Henry James' best known short novel is probably the closest to the

author's intentions to date. By sticking with psychological terror

rather than creepy SFX, this production succeeds in portraying a

young woman's descent into madness that too often takes a

backseat to the realm of ghost story in lesser productions. Jodhi

May's wide-eyed performance is nothing short of brilliant. Pam

Ferris and Colin Firth round out the strong supporting cast

(although Mr. Firth is seen only in the first five minutes of film and

nothing more, so you Pride & Prejudice fans beware!).


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