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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.

Director:

Martin Goldman
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Cast

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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Storyline

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 »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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

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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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Black magic terror.
21 May 2010 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

I remember reading wonderful review of "Dark August" written by Stephen Thrower in "Nightmare USA" and I wanted to see the film so badly.It finally happened.A young girl is accidentally killed by a car driven by a careless city artist.The girl's grandfather curses the young man.His life is turned into nightmare as he sees a mysterious figure in black."Dark August" is well-made and captivating black magic terror tale set in a small American town.It has its share of gruesome surprises and is surprisingly well-acted.The climax is memorable and horrifying.It's a crying shame that "Dark August" is so criminally obscure.But I live and breathe such obscure horror.8 out of 10.


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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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