Dementia 13 (The Haunted and the Hunted) (1963)
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A young Francis Coppola was given the job of directing this moody low-budget chiller after begging producer Roger Corman for the opportunity to reuse the sets for another film which Corman was shooting in Ireland. The story centers on the dysfunctional Haloran family, who live in a state of perpetual sorrow in a spooky Irish castle. Still mourning the death of her young daughter Kathleen -- who drowned in the lake seven years ago -- Lady Haloran (Ethne Dunn) tortures herself regularly by
Jan 1, 1963 Wide
Dec 22, 1998
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It's standard horror fare -- with one interesting effect that turned up again, 12 years later, in The Conversation.
The location (an Irish castle) is used imaginatively, the Gothic atmosphere is suitably potent, and there's a wonderfully sharp cameo from Patrick Magee as the family doctor.
There was no way to tell from the debut of Coppola, then 24, a low-budget horror flick produced by Roger Corman, that in a decade he would become the most influential director.
A peerless horror film of the low-budget variety, a sort of how-to guide for future filmmakers on working with a limited budget.
Like [Coppola's] later Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), it's an intriguing example of style over substance.
One of the many low budget shockers produced in the wake of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho", "Dementia 13" is a surprisingly effective knockoff with unique qualities of its own.
An upstart's precocious proposal on artistry, independence, and the business of family, or vice-versa
A little gem of gothic horror, stylishly helmed on a shoestring budget.
Despite some inventive photography and decent gore for its day, its uneven pace renders it a curio for Coppola fans.
Coppola's promise as a director is on display in this interesting piece of gothic horror.
Overpraised first effort by Coppola
A promising subject quickly falls apart in Francis Coppola's ignominious feature debut.
Better than you'd think -- Coppola reveals his talent early.
Has some rep due to the director, but it's really pretty lame
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