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Haunted Summer (1988)

R | | Drama, Romance | 7 April 1989 (UK)
In 1815, authors Lord Byron, Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley get together for some philosophical discussions, but the situation soon deteriorates into mind games, drugs and sex.

Director:

Ivan Passer

Writers:

Ann Edwards (novel) (as Anne Edwards), Lewis John Carlino
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Cast

Cast overview:
Philip Anglim ... Lord Byron
Laura Dern ... Claire Clairmont
Alice Krige ... Mary Godwin
Eric Stoltz ... Percy Shelley
Alex Winter ... John Polidori
Peter Berling ... Maurice
Donald Hodson Donald Hodson ... Rushton (as Don Hodson)
Giusto Lo Pipero Giusto Lo Pipero ... Berger
Antoinette McLain Antoinette McLain ... Elise
Terry Richards ... Fletcher
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Storyline

Based on the infamous Summer of 1816 when Mary Shelley wrote "Frankenstein", it chronicles the mind games and manipulations that were the halmarks of the intense and neurotic relationships that existed among Byron, Shelley, Mary, and her step-sister Claire Godwin. Written by CD

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Förtrollad sommar See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Como, Lombardia, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,726, 18 December 1988

Gross USA:

$9,911

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,911
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Ken Russell filmed the same story with " Gothic " just 2 years earlier. See more »

Quotes

Lord Byron: Are you not concerned for your sister?
Claire Clairmont: It is your terror I come to witness.
Lord Byron: Ah!
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Soundtracks

Mon Couer Se Recommande a Vous
Written by Orlando di Lasso
Performed by Evalon Witt (soprano) and Gregg Nestor (guitar)
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Enchanting,beautiful,romantic telling of real life events.
14 June 2006 | by jeanne46205See all my reviews

In this glorious telling of a weekend shared among literary greats. Mary and Percy Shelly,Lord Byron and others created a entrancing group. Showing their quests for sexual enlightenment. Personal freedoms from political to moral. Liberal drug use for both stimulations and as addiction. Their creative views of life and writing. Describing without boring the viewer how each writer seeks to find their muse. Along with the distractions and affections each share. With breathtaking scenery that does not detract but very much enhances the story. Well created characters from grim to loving then angry to peaceful. With some of the most lovely and scene enhancing costuming to be had.


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