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The Innocents (1961)

The Innocents
7.8 Rating
(188 ratings)
7.8 IMDB rating

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Deborah Kerr

Deborah Kerr

Miss Giddens
Peter Wyngarde

Peter Wyngarde

Peter Quint
Megs Jenkins

Megs Jenkins

Mrs. Grose
Michael Redgrave

Michael Redgrave

The Uncle
Clytie Jessop

Clytie Jessop

Miss Jessel


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4 months, 3 weeks ago at Oct 12 22:00
Day Six // 31 Day Horror Challenge

Well..this movie was just too old for me and I can't use that as an excuse all the time, but I don't know old films aren't as exciting anymore, and it's a real shame. It did have a few good scenes but nothing memorable.

A genuinely artistic thriller

1 year, 11 months ago at Mar 11 13:51
"But above anything else, I love the children."

Bestowing 1961's The Innocents with the label of "haunted house horror" is too simplistic, and the accuracy of such a description is debatable. An adaptation of Henry James' 1898 novella The Turn of the Shrew, this is a chilling horror feature that's notable for being brilliantly ambiguous. When released, The Innocents was billed by Tw... read more
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Description: In Victorian England, the uncle of orphaned niece Flora and nephew Miles hires Miss Giddens as governess to raise the children at his estate with total independence and authority. Soon after her arrival, Miss Giddens comes to believe that the spirits of the former governess Miss Jessel and valet Peter Quint are possessing the children ... (more)
Release date: 19 February 1962
UPC: 024543202950
Horror (12), 1960s (7), Thriller (7), Ghost (6), Haunted House (5), Gothic (5), Imagination (5), Based On Novel (5), 1961 (5), Mansion (4), Housekeeper (4), Tortoise (4), Servant (4), Hallucination (3), Children (3), Possession (3), Governess (2), Sibling (2), UK (2), Recurring Song (2)
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“Day Six // 31 Day Horror Challenge

Well..this movie was just too old for me and I can't use that as an excuse all the time, but I don't know old films aren't as exciting anymore, and it's a real shame. It did have a few good scenes but nothing memorable.

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PvtCaboose91 posted a review 1 year, 11 months ago

A genuinely artistic thriller

“"But above anything else, I love the children."

Bestowing 1961's The Innocents with the label of "haunted house horror" is too simplistic, and the accuracy of such a description is debatable. An adaptation of Henry James' 1898 novella The Turn of the Shrew, this is a chilling horror feature that's notable for being brilliantly ambiguous. When released, The Innocents was billed by Twentieth Century Fox as a horror film for the adult moviegoer since it's a serious and intellectual piece of work, rather than anything salacious, profane or cheap. Like 1963's The Haunting and 2001's The Others, this is a film which methodically develops tension and atmosphere, relying on what is unseen rather than rubber monsters or special effects.

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" Plot: A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted. Genre: Drama | Horror | Thriller Director: Jack Clayton Stars: Deborah Kerr, Megs Jenkins, Martin Stephens -----} Trailer Story: 3 | Story Idea: 6 | Acting: 7 | Score: 7 | Visuals: 7 Overall: "


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