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Dementia 13 (1963)

Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | 1964 (UK)
A scheming widow hatches a daring plan to get her hands on her late husband's inheritance, unbeknownst to her that she is targeted by an axe-wielding murderer who lurks within the family's estate.

Director:

Francis Ford Coppola (as Francis Coppola)

Writers:

Francis Ford Coppola (as Francis Coppola), Jack Hill (second unit written by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Campbell ... Richard Haloran
Luana Anders ... Louise Haloran
Bart Patton Bart Patton ... Billy Haloran
Mary Mitchel ... Kane
Patrick Magee ... Justin Caleb
Eithne Dunne Eithne Dunne ... Lady Haloran (as Ethne Dunn)
Peter Read Peter Read ... John Haloran
Karl Schanzer ... Simon
Ron Perry Ron Perry ... Arthur
Derry O'Donavan Derry O'Donavan ... Lillian
Barbara Dowling Barbara Dowling ... Kathleen Haloran
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Storyline

Whilst out on a rowboat with his wife Louise, John Haloran has a heart attack and dies. She casts his body overboard and hides his death telling the family he left on an urgent business trip. Louise's main concern is that she can only hope to inherit part of his family fortune if he's still alive. The Halorans are a strange family. They are still grieving over the death of the youngest daughter, Kathleen, who drowned in a pond when she was a young child. The family hold an annual ceremony of remembrance, on the anniversary of her death. But this year someone is wielding an ax...intent on murder. Written by garykmcd

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Pretense is not acceptable at Haloran Castle! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

1964 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dementia See more »

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Budget:

$40,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Roger Corman Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Black and White | Color (colorized)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Francis Ford Coppola was assisting Roger Corman on the set of The Young Racers (1963) in Ireland. Corman allowed Coppola to use the same set, crew and actors Luana Anders, William Campbell and Patrick Magee for this film if he could shoot around the shooting schedule of Corman's film. See more »

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As Kane and Richard leave the wedding reception, she has her veil on. In the next scene as she approaches the barn, the veil has gone. See more »

Quotes

Richard Haloran: You're an intelligent woman, Louise. You notice things, size people up. You know when they're happy and know when something's bothering them. I want you to do me a little favour.
Louise Haloran: Of course.
Richard Haloran: Keep that microscope you've got built into your eye off of me!
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Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
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Lyrics by Thomas Moore
Music: traditional Irish air
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Ludicrous script, but some good scenes make this reasonably tense
30 September 2006 | by Camera ObscuraSee all my reviews

Francis Ford Coppola's debut horror flick is sometimes hailed as a kind of forgotten masterpiece, which is downright preposterous. Bored with his work as an assistant director on THE YOUNG RACERS he wrote a screenplay, and asked Corman for $22,000 to let him film it on the same sets used for THE YOUNG RACERS. He shot the film in two weeks and the shooting of the two films at the same sets simultaneously only worsened the quality of the film. I must admit, made with this 99 cent budget, it's a comparatively well crafted horror mystery with some good scenes but overall pretty dull with a story that makes little sense.

The members of the Haloran family gather at their ancestral Irish castle to attend the annual commemoration of the death of Kathleen, the daughter of the family who drowned in the lake on their estate six years earlier. One of the sons in the family, John Haloran, dies of a heart-attack while listening to Elvis on the radio. His gold-digging wife Louise then dumps the body in the pond and pretends he has returned to New York, because she only gets part of the family inheritance when her husband is alive. When staying at the castle she begins an elaborate ruse to convince Lady Haloran that her drowned daughter Kathleen is still alive, but soon, she is killed by an axe-murderer, who proceeds to kill of the rest of the family one by one. What follows is: who's the psycho? Much inspired by Hitchcock's PSYCHO, it bears little relation plotwise, let alone in suspense. Coppola puts more emphasis on graphic violence than suspense and the story doesn't make much sense. With some good scenes it kept me watching till the end, but that's about it.

Not a complete waste of time though, as Coppola met his future wife Eleonor Neil on the set.

Camera Obscura --- 6/10


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