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When a normal American family moves into a beautiful old English house in a wooded area, strange, paranormal appearances befall them in this interesting twist to the well-known haunted-house tale. Their daughter Jan sees, and daughter Ellie hears, the voice of a young teenage girl who mysteriously disappeared during a total solar eclipse decades before...Written by
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The movie in its initial American release in April 1980 had its season canceled by the Disney Studios in May 1980. This was so the movie's ending, which had been the subject of much criticism by film critics and public audiences, could be re-worked, with re-shoots, new special effects, and additional photography conducted. See more »
When seen in the mirror maze Karen is wearing white tights. When she returns to the chapel they are gone. See more »
Two endings were shot for the film: the original ending depicted the three adults in the circle. Instead of Ellie coming in, possessed by the spirit, a black demonic creature comes up the aisle and envelopes Jan. They ascend and disappear into thin air. Jan's mother then comes in and wonders where Jan is. When she can't get a word out of them, she starts to worry to the extent. Then, out of nowhere, Jan re-appears with Karen, still the same age as she was when the incident in the film first took place, and she takes Karen to see her now aged mother. They run in the lawn and embrace each other, with Jan in the background, crying with Joy, then Ellie asks where the Watcher went to. Jan replies "Home, where ever that is." Thus the credits come. See more »
An all-American family (mom Carroll Baker, dad David McCallum and daughters Lynn-Holly Johnson and Kyle Richards) move into a beautiful estate in Britain watched over by the houses owner (Bette Davis). But Johnson feels something watching her from the woods surrounding the house and little sister Richards is acting VERY strange. And how about Johnson looking just like Davis' daughter that disappeared 30 years ago?
Weird hybrid of ghost story and sci-fi from Disney. This was one of their failed attempts to make PG films in the 70s and 80s. This movie isn't totally horrible--it's well-directed with some very creepy scenes--the forest scenes are spooky and atmospheric and there is a very scary hall of mirrors sequence. The main problem with this is that the final explanation of what's going on makes no sense and Johnson is a lousy actress. Also father McCallum disappears completely halfway through and the ending (which Disney changed THREE times) is an absolute mess.
So, it's OK but (sadly) doesn't hold up.
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