30 October 2014

The Haunting of Julia (1976)
93 min.
Directed by Richard Loncraine.
With Mia Farrow, Keir Dullea, Tom Conti, Jill Bennett, Robin Gammell, Cathleen Nesbitt.
The willowy persona that served Mia Farrow so well in Polanski's Rosemary's Baby (1968) carries her through again in this spooky ghost story.

After the accidental death of her daughter, Julia (Farrow) moves into a house only to find it haunted by the spirit of another young girl...but this one has a sinister and deadly purpose.

Soon, Julia finds those around her mysteriously begin to die...her husband and a friend in freak 'accidents'...

With the strange pull of the dead child now in effect, will Julia too meet an untimely demise?

Slow paced and rather reminiscent of Roeg's 1973 masterpiece Don't Look Now, this doesn't hold together as well but manages a nice musty atmosphere.

Also known as Full Circle.

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