Audrey Rose

1977

Audrey Rose

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47%

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43%

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Audrey Rose is a "thinking man's" horror film, which in a way is unfortunate, since it tended to be ignored amidst the many spell-it-all-out scarefests of the late '70s. Marsha Mason and John Beck play Janice and Bill Templeton, a happily married couple, the parents of well-adjusted preteen Ivy (Susan Swift). Their family security is disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious stranger, Elliot Hoover (Anthony Hopkins). At first mistaken for a potential child molester, Hoover explains that his obsessive interest in young Ivy is actually paternal. It is Hoover's contention that their daughter is the reincarnation of his own child, who died in a horrible accident. This information is dismissed out of hand-and then strange things begin happening. Directed by Robert Wise (who had previously helmed the psychological thriller The Haunting), Audrey Rose was adapted by co-producer Frank de Felitta from his own novel.

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Cast

Marsha Mason
as Janice Templeton
Anthony Hopkins
as Elliot Hoover
John Beck
as Bill Templeton
Susan Swift
as Ivy Templeton
Norman Lloyd
as Dr. Lipscomb
John Hillerman
as Scott Velie
Robert Walden
as Brice Mack
Philip Sterling
as Judge Langley
Ivy Jones
as Mary Lou Sides
Ivy Mones
as Mary Lou Sides
Stephen Pearlman
as Russ Rothman
Aly Wassil
as Maharishi Gupta Pradesh
Mary Jackson
as Mother Veronica
Richard Lawson
as Policeman
David Wilson
as Policeman
Tony Brande
as Detective Fallon
Elizabeth Farley
as Carole Rothman
Ruth Manning
as Customer in Store
Stanley Brock
as Cashier in Store
David Fresco
as Dominick
Pat Corley
as Dr. Webster
Eunice Christopher
as Mrs. Carbone
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  • Dec 09, 2013
    Slightly more realistic version of Exorcist sans the scares. It's very understandable that this was ignored by horror fans.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Nov 30, 2012
    If you took The Exorcist's aesthetic, but inserted terrible performances, and swapped out thorough religious themes for half baked ideas about reincarnation.... you could probably still make a better movie than Audrey Rose. Robert Wise was no stranger to vacuous, overly sentimental storytelling (see: The Sound of Music) but he really outdid himself here. That's not to say he didn't have talent (after all, he made The Day The Earth Stood Still, which, for my money is one of the best sci-fi films ever made) but his direction in this film is choppy and even downright questionable in some scenes. Not even a younger, spry Anthony Hopkins can save this cheap imitation from itself.
    Jonathan H Super Reviewer
  • Jun 22, 2011
    Interesting semi-horror film which see's a grieving father stalking an 11 year-old girl who he believes to be the reincarnation of his dead daughter. Has a few similarities with 'The Exorcist' but with a Hinduism theme rather than christian. Well acted and quite thought-provoking. Worth a watch.
    Lee ? Super Reviewer
  • Jun 17, 2010
    A Flixster user: <i>I did feel like slapping the little girl a few times when she wouldn't shut up with all that damn screaming!!!!! </I> The comment above is wot I thought when I watched the Movie. MOI IZ against any form of violence against a child but I felt to KILL this one. Those Nonstop Screamings in the Movies are OFTEN PAIN MA ASS I TELL YO. eH wOt yo want more? da rating speaks fo itself. Duh! Fanks fo the reco Scottygibbs.
    Lilo C Super Reviewer

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