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Dark August (1976)

A man accidentally runs down a young girl and has a curse placed on him by the girl's father, an occultist. He goes to a spiritualist for help in fighting the curse.

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Martin Goldman
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Cast overview:
Kim Hunter ... Adrianna Putnam
J.J. Barry ... Sal Devito
Carolyne Barry Carolyne Barry ... Jackie (as Carole Shelyne)
Kate McKeown Kate McKeown ... Lesley
Frank Bongiorno Frank Bongiorno ... Theo
William Robertson William Robertson ... The Grandfather
Richard Allan Fay Richard Allan Fay ... Paul
Martin Harvey Friedberg Martin Harvey Friedberg ... Tavern Drunk
Kenneth W. Libby Kenneth W. Libby ... Sheriff
Stan Shefler Stan Shefler ... 1st Deputy Sheriff
Kenneth Kaplan Kenneth Kaplan ... 2nd Deputy Sheriff
Gerry Lou Gerry Lou ... Accountant
Randie Wilder Randie Wilder ... Sales Girl
Karen Lewis-Attenborough ... The Child (as Karen Lewis)
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A young girl is accidentally run down by a car driven by a careless city slicker. This careless injustice provokes the girl's grandfather into summoning his mystical powers and placing a death curse on the young man. Desperate to stave off the dire consequences of the hex, Barry seeks the counsel of a local psychic medium. Written by Ørnås

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A month of insane terror leads to a night of Bloody Revenge!!! See more »


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J J Barry and Carole Shelyne were married during filming. See more »

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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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horror movie contains a scene reminiscent of Robert Altman's movies
26 June 2009 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Obscure horror flick about a Mikhail Saakashvili lookalike stalked by the grandfather of girl whom he accidentally killed. There's certainly nothing significant about "Dark August", unless we interpret it as a '70s time capsule.* What I mean by a similarity to Robert Altman's movies is that one scene has two groups of people simultaneously carrying on conversations. Of course, I might be the only person who interpreted that. Otherwise, I would never think to equate this movie with Altman's films.

Anyway, this flick is just a way to pass time. Starring J.J. Barry, Carole Shelyne and Kim Hunter.

*In the past month, four 1970s icons have left this life: David Carradine, Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1978 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hant See more »

Filming Locations:

Stowe, Vermont, USA

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Production Co:

Raffia Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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