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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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A Supernatural Tale of Love and Mystery See more »

Genres:

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:

Haunted 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 cobblestoned street used twice in the first ten minutes is Keere Street in Lewes (East Sussex). See more »

Goofs

There are obvious body doubles for both Christina's and David's nude scenes. You can see their faces clearly - most notably, Christina's double's face can be seen through the tree's leaves when she emerges from the lake. David's double's face is clearly seen during the sex scene with Christina. See more »

Quotes

Prof. David Ash: Miss Webb, I have been to hundreds of houses, countless seances, and I have never yet seen something that can't be explained in rational terms. The people I've met all have one thing in common; pain.
Nanny Tess Webb: I thought you came to help me.
Prof. David Ash: Miss Webb, I am trying to help you.
Nanny Tess Webb: You mean to tell me that you see nothing?
Prof. David Ash: I see nothing. But the point is, you do. And if you just give me a few simple details, I intend to prove to you that there's nothing in Edbrook House to be afraid of.
Nanny Tess Webb: There are spirits in ...
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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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One of those disturbing Ghost Stories that you should not miss.
31 May 2007 | by ozthegreatat42330See all my reviews

Aiden Quinn stars in this haunting film by director Lewis Gilbert, of a very curious and disturbing string of events. This is not your typical haunted house story. Professor David Ash lost his twin sister when he was a child due to a terrible accident. Years later he has returned to England as an author and professor of Psychology who spends his time trying to prove that there are ghosts, while as a skeptic, uncovering the fraudulent claims of those who deal with the spirit world. But then, in a response to repeated letters from an old woman he is invited to sort out a ghostly problem in an old house in the southeast of England. Kate Beckinsale and Anthony Andrews co-star, with brief appearances by the immortal Sir John Gielgud. Also there is a short scene with a gypsy woman, played by Liz Smith who has made a career out of playing quirky and particularly Dickinsonian characters. A modest little film that deserves a look see, especially if you like things that go bump in the night.


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