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The Innocents

Possibly the best ghost story ever filmed, this adaptation of Henry James's novel 'The Turn of the Screw', offers spooky apparitions, demented religiosity, repressed sexuality, emergent sexuality, and incest in a manner that is funny, poignant, and unforgettably creepy. It is perhaps no wonder that Truman Capote was partly responsible for the screenplay (along with William Archibald, co-screenwriter of Alfred Hitchcock's 'I Confess'). Clayton's direction is full of incisive psychological touches immeasurably enhanced by Freddie Francis' sinister black-and-white cinematography. Deborah Kerr's masterful performance as the neurotically religious and, (surprise!), sexually repressed governess - who sees both sex and ghosts everywhere - remains one of the very best ever put on film.

Year: 1961
Genre: Horror Movies, Based on..., Supernatural
Country: UK
Director: Jack Clayton
Starring: Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Pamela Franklin, Martin Stephens
Duration: 95 Minutes
Rating: PG - Supernatural themes.
7.9/10
Location in store: Horror Classic

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