Review: The Haunting of Julia (1977)

It’s 25 years since I accidentally saw it on cable for the first time. It still manage to tingle my spines.

dvd“THE HAUNTING OF JULIA”
1977
Thriller/Horror
Canada/UK

Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Mia Farrow, Keir Dullea, Tom Conti
Distributor: ZDD
Runtime: 98 mins
DVD REGION ALL

“Stay with me! Stay with me! Stay…”

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Julia looses her daughter in an accident, while trying to save her life. She tries to put her life back together again, moving to a new house and leaving her husband. But things go bump in the night. She think she’s haunted by her dead daughter, but after some digging it seems like there’s another evil presence ready to take over her life.

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I love a good ghost story. This is one! It’s one of those chilling, slow-paced, no-FX, no-jump-scares kinda ghost stories. It might feel to boring to some horror afficinados, but I like it! It delivers some good performances, notably by Mia Farrow, and it’s got an amazing score by Colin Towns. It’s based on the great horror novelist Peter Straub’s “Julia, aka Full Circle”.
The ending will stick with you. Great film! Highly recommended!

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