Cecilia Matthews has turned her daughter Christine's bedroom into a shrine. But Christine didn't die; she merely suffered a nervous breakdown, has recovered, and is coming for a visit. But there's a new tenant.

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Christine Matthews
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Cecilia Matthews
Virginya Keehne ...
Chrissie (as Virginia Keehne)
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Toni
Larry Gilman ...
Chuck Matthews
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Cecilia Matthews has turned her daughter Christine's bedroom into a shrine. But Christine didn't die; she merely suffered a nervous breakdown, has recovered, and is coming for a visit. But there's a new tenant.

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9 February 1986 (USA)  »

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A ghostly kid mired in a lacking episode
3 June 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Despite the promising title, THE SHRINE is another lacklustre episode of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE that suffers from some seriously bad decisions by the director and writer. In it, a woman returns to her childhood home to visit her mother, only to discover that her old bedroom is haunted by the spirit of a child purporting to be her.

The premise is an eerie one but the execution doesn't go anywhere apart from down some expectedly sentimental routes. The use of the song 'Frere Jacques' which is sung over and over and over again becomes especially grating and the climax is a real cop-out. It's a shame because these DARKSIDE episodes often have a seed or nugget of interest which is wasted in a middling execution.


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