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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:

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

Cast overview:
Philip Anglim ... George Gordon, Lord Byron
Laura Dern ... Claire Clairmont
Alice Krige ... Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin
Eric Stoltz ... Percy Shelley
Alex Winter ... Dr. John William 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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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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Drama | Romance

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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1816. See more »

Quotes

Dr. John William Polidori: I have written a play. I think it quite good.
Lord Byron: Do shut up, John.
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Connections

Version of Rowing with the Wind (1988) See more »

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Whereforartthou Haunted Summer???
13 September 2007 | by globalpoetSee all my reviews

I would love to comment on this film. Alas , my search has always endeth in vain. If any good citizen could help a desperate inhabitant of this ailing planet and restore his confidence in humanity by offering the whereabouts of either a UK VHS or loan him a DVD copy of the VHS; he would, without reservation, be eternally grateful.....

Blake wrote "The road to excess is the path to wisdom", one hopes my weary road of excess will offer the path to fruition .... If not, I will have to replay the excellent Mr Russel's Gothic in the knowledge that those who have seen Haunted Summer (for better or for worse) have enriched their viewing pleasure of the events of July 1816 whilst I, a fellow member of this melodious plot, rests his lonely case in solitude ...


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