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The Haunting of Julia (1977)

Full Circle (original title)
After her daughter's death, wealthy American homemaker Julia Lofting moves to London to restart her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the ghosts of other children while mourning for her own.

Director:

Richard Loncraine

Writers:

Harry Bromley Davenport (story adaption), Dave Humphries (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mia Farrow ... Julia Lofting
Keir Dullea ... Magnus Lofting
Tom Conti ... Mark Berkeley
Jill Bennett ... Lily Lofting
Robin Gammell ... David Swift
Cathleen Nesbitt ... Heather Rudge
Anna Wing Anna Wing ... Rosa Fludd
Edward Hardwicke ... Captain Paul Winter
Mary Morris ... Greta Braden
Pauline Jameson ... Claudia Branscombe
Peter Sallis ... Jeffrey Branscombe
Arthur Howard Arthur Howard ... Mr. Piggott
Damaris Hayman Damaris Hayman ... Miss Pinner
Susan Porrett Susan Porrett ... Mrs. Ward
Sophie Ward ... Kate Lofting
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Storyline

After her small daughter's sudden accidental death, wealthy American Julia Lofting bolts her unhappy marriage in London and buys a house in Kensington that is haunted by the ghost of an obscenely nasty little girl who died in the 1950s and plans to use Julia as her pawn in a terrible revenge plot. Written by Miguel Cane <stepford@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She had no one to play with for thirty years...

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Haunting of Julia See more »

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Budget:

CAD 1,100,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The original unit list (8.11.76) has the films working title as 'Full Circle'. See more »

Goofs

When a rain-soaked Julia comes home she rubs a towel over her head. As she pulls it off slowly, her hair is damp and sticking up on the sides of her head. The next moment it is combed neatly and dry again. See more »

Quotes

Julia Lofting: What is this?
Magnus Lofting: A release on your interest. You must sign it.
Julia Lofting: Oh, my autograph!
Magnus Lofting: It's just a signature.
Julia Lofting: Nice to be in demand.
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Alternate Versions

The version running in HD on the Sony channel is missing the graphic tracheotomy scene near the beginning of the film. See more »

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Haunted by the loss of her child.
13 August 2012 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Mia Farrow plays upper class woman who lost her eight year old daughter due to tragic circumstances.Her grief is immense.She distances herself from her wealthy husband Keir Dullea and begins to live in a flat on the outskirts of London.When paranormal party séance starts she begins to see sinister manifestations of children around her.As the story begins to unravel it seems that it's connected with brutal torture and murder of a small boy many years ago...Adapted from excellent and truly creepy Peter Straub's novel "Julia" this slow-moving ghost story is effectively eerie.The acting is fantastic and the conclusion is unforgettably devastating.The piano-and-strings score by Colin Towns adds a lot to subtle atmosphere of dread.8 spectral visions out of 10.


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