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Children of the Mist (1993)

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A bereaved man finds solace in a blind woman who has the ability to see the souls of departed children, including his own daughter who recently died. With the woman's help, he is able to work through his grief.

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... Mark Samuels
... Florence Latimer
... Chris Samuels
Nancy Moore Atchison ... Nikki Samuels
... Sue Madehurst
Brandlyn Whitaker ... Kaitlin Samuels
Ken Strong ... Len Ott
Bill Bender ... Madden
Benji Wilhoite ... Arthur Madehurst
... Shannon Nash
Jean Louisa Bradford ... Dance Instructor
Jalia Murry ... Nurse
Charles McLawhorn ... Client
Genevieve Baens ... Jill
Kristina Colavita ... The Owl Girl
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A man (Bergin) that is unable to express himself emotionally, loses his eleven year old daughter in a car accident after missing her performance in a ballet due to his over-ambitious job dictates. Gradually his guilt becomes worse, threatening his relationship with his wife (Mahaffey) and second, younger daughter. He 'stumbles' onto a blind woman (Redgrave) who has the gift of being a seer, as well her country home is occupied with the lost souls of children, including the man's daughter, and he finds himself having to work through his feelings in this setting. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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14 November 1993 (USA)  »

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Good Grief.
10 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Nutshell.

Patrick Bergin plays a bereaved father racked by guilt who begins to see spooky things. He seeks the help of Vanessa Redgrave's medium and the meditation of grief and the will indeed will out!

Bergin is so much better than this, why he never graduated to the bigger league is probably explained in a film like this. Where he literally is reduced to smell the fart acting, half heartedly hitting walls when his wife chastise's him for carrying such burdens on his shoulders. Redgrave literally is going through the motions, probably prompted by somebody off screen waving the cheque she is earning for this nonsense.

It looks like it was filmed 20 years earlier, but not in a good way, it's devoid of scares, suspense or even intelligence (no the Lost Soul angle doesn't compensate for anything), while the dialogue is as cheese laden as the misty lenses director John Korty thinks passes for atmosphere. UGH! 2/10


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