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The Innocents
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Deborah Kerr Deborah Kerr
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Peter Wyngarde Peter Wyngarde
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Megs Jenkins Megs Jenkins
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Michael Redgrave Michael Redgrave
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2 years, 1 month 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

3 years, 9 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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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. Miss Giddens decides to help the children to face and exorcise the spirits.
Release date: 19 February 1962
UPC: 024543202950
Tags: Horror (12), 1960s (7), Thriller (7), Ghost (6), 1961 (5), Based On Novel (5), Gothic (5), Haunted House (5), Imagination (5), Servant (4), Tortoise (4), Housekeeper (4), Mansion (4), Children (3), Hallucination (3), Possession (3), Maid (2), Governess (2), Child In Peril (2), Ghosts (2)
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