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Innocents, The (1961) Movie Information

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Deborah Kerr
Peter Wyngarde
Megs Jenkins
Michael Redgrave
Martin Stephens
Pamela Franklin





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Based on the classic short story "The Turn of the Screw" a governess in Victorian England arrives at an estate and is given full control in how to raise the two children there. However, soon after arriving, she becomes convinced the ghosts of the former governess and valet are possessing the children. -- Chris Kavan

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The Innocents is one of the best adaptations of the often-imitated ghost story, Turn of the Screw. The film uses powerful performances - not only from Deborah Kerr, but from the incredible child actors - and slow-building tension to create some of the creepiest and scariest scenes in a horror film. Dark and poignant.

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Jacob Zembower

09/11/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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One of the greatest psychological horror films of all time. The Innocents is so elegantly creepy, sometimes downright chilling, and features some the greatest editing and black and white photography you'll ever see. Deborah Kerr gives a marvelous performance, as she slowly descends in madness, are the spirits real? Or is it just her imagination? The child actors also deliver great performances as well, they are as creepy and calculating as can be, and never come across amateurish or hard to believe. A film very ahead of time (a certain shocking kiss baffles as to how it was even able to get released back in 61.) On top of all of this, The Innocents still holds up today when it comes to a thick and sinister atmosphere, and more than a few downright haunting sequences. A classic i...

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