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Haunted (1995)

R | | Drama, Horror | 18 June 1996 (USA)
A skeptical professor visits a remote British estate to debunk allegations of psychic phenomena, but soon finds himself haunted by a ghost from his own past.

Director:

Lewis Gilbert

Writers:

James Herbert (novel), Timothy Prager | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Aidan Quinn ... Prof. David Ash
Kate Beckinsale ... Christina Mariell
Anthony Andrews ... Robert Mariell
John Gielgud ... Doctor Doyle
Anna Massey ... Nanny Tess Webb
Alex Lowe Alex Lowe ... Simon Mariell
Geraldine Somerville ... Kate
Victoria Shalet Victoria Shalet ... Juliet Ash
Linda Bassett ... Madame Brontski
Liz Smith ... Old Gypsy Woman
Peter England Peter England ... Young David
Alice Douglas Alice Douglas ... Clare
Hilary Mason ... Elderly Lady
Edmund Moriarty Edmund Moriarty ... Liam
Emily Hamilton ... Mary
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Storyline

Professor David Ash is invited to Edbrook to calm the fears of the elderly nanny of the Mariell family. Nanny Tess is seeing things, and Ash's book debunking such phenomenon makes him a good choice to set her mind at ease and convince her she is just tired and stressed. But soon after arriving David too begins to doubt his senses, and watching the odd behavior of the three grown Mariell children doesn't make his task any easier. In fact, he begins to think Nanny Tess isn't really just tired and stressed out after all. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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You will believe ... See more »

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Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Irmandade do Mal See more »

Filming Locations:

East Sussex, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The steep cobble-stoned street used twice in the first ten minutes is Keere Street in Lewes (East Sussex), See more »

Goofs

When David sees the apparition in the gazebo, the state of day/night changes repeatedly in the ensuing shots (before he falls into the lake). See more »

Quotes

Robert Mariell: We're all mad, you know.
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Connections

References The Legend of Hell House (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

But Not For Me
Lyrics and Music by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
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There is something nasty in the Lake.
19 February 2005 | by johnmbaleSee all my reviews

A modestly effective supernatural thriller based on the James Herbert novel, and directed by veteran Lewis Gilbert. Weakness is the over lighting of many scenes that would have been much better in low key, but there are moments of shock that work well, especially in the early sequences. Quinn is somewhat wooden, and its left to Kate Beckinsale to add zest and glamor, which she does effectively, with several nude scenes and some moments of steamy sex. Lewis Gilbert directs without enthusiasm, though at times can we see traces of his earlier and better screen work. Finally the plot which has a major twist at the ending, is full of red herrings and pot holes, which makes it less than believable. A precursor to "The Others" which handles a similar situation with more classic flair, better cast and direction.


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