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Lost Souls (1998)

Nightworld: Lost Souls (original title)
As a family moves into their new country home, strange events occur, making them believe that their autistic daughter is communicating with the spirits of two murdered children.


Jeff Woolnough


Scott Peters




Cast overview:
John Savage ... Victor Robinson
Barbara Sukowa ... Sheila Robinson
Richard Lintern ... Graham Scofield
Laura Harling Laura Harling ... Meghan Robinson
Nick Deigman Nick Deigman ... Jesse Robinson (as Nicolas Deigman)
Bob Sherman Bob Sherman ... George Giffard (as Robert Sherman)
Jean-François Wolff Jean-François Wolff ... Elson Garrett
Ted Rusoff ... Humphrey Garrett
Christian Erickson Christian Erickson ... Jack Mennias
Claudette Roche ... Dr. Hollings
Gary Beadle ... Stuart Markle
Mark O'Hagan Mark O'Hagan ... Young Elson


Victor Robinson moves into a new country home with his family. Their son Jesse, finds an old Edison invention in the basement. When they turn on the machine, they start hearing children's voices laughing and playing at night. Their mute autistic daughter, Meaghan, becomes more animated; singing and painting figures inside of a circle on the walls. Other strange events start to take place around the house, such as two strange figures burned into the grass and even an attempted break in. After doing some research, Victor discovers that two children were murdered years ago in the town, and their bodies were never found. After visiting the man who confessed to the crime, he is convinced the spirits of those children are trying to warn him that their real killer is still loose. Written by Sam Gillman <halloweenh27@yahoo.com>

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Spirits warn a family of a murderer nearby! See more »


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Ted Rusoff's scenes were filmed in 1 day. See more »


When Jesse is in the shed putting away their only shovel, there are a few shots showing the shed full of multiple identical shovels. See more »


Joshua Norris: Megan, we can show you.
Joshua NorrisChloe Markle: We can show you, where it happened to us. Can you see us?
Joshua Norris: I've seen that before, deep in the canyon.
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Alternate Versions

Jody Scott appeared in six minutes of deleted footage as Helen Norris, mother of murdered character Joshua Norris. All that remains is a reference to her character through brief spoken dialogue. See more »

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Nightworld Lost Souls: Unoriginal but passable
19 July 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Lost Souls stars industry veteran John Savage and tells the story of a family who move into a new home and experience unusual events. Among them is a young autistic girl who seems to be at the centre of it all.

Truth is I'm pretty sure I've seen this very same plot before, it certainly isn't even remotely original but thanks to strong performances and a competent director it has an identity of its own.

Though it doesn't all flow together flawlessly it's a harmless little tale but I'd never say it falls under the horror umbrella. I'd call it a supernatural thriller.

Sadly among it's flaws are a few red herrings and unexplained moments/characters that really should have been padded out. Without being the film feels a tad incomplete.

Regardless Lost Souls is a just about passable effort even if you'll see the twist coming by no later than half way through the film.

The Good:

Well made

John Savage

The Bad:

Twist is a tad predictible

Too many unanswered questions

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

I suddenly want a train set!

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Release Date:

12 November 1998 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Berdorf, Luxembourg See more »

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