Audrey Rose

Overview

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...
See more details below
Available in stores.

Pick Up In Store Near You

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Overview

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.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Part of the 1970s horror cycle caused by the enormous success of The Exorcist, Audrey Rose is a more intelligent, nuanced example of the genre, which is both its blessing and its curse. Robert Wise has directed in a relatively understated manner, yet still provides a fair share of chilling moments. Working from a script that is far too wordy -- and, to its credit, tries to rationally discuss the concept of reincarnation while maintaining a horror framework -- Wise shrewdly makes the wordiness an advantage. He keeps the focus on the dialogue -- or, often, monologue -- while subtly overemphasizing ordinary movements onscreen to create tension or suspense. Wise also gives the film a visual style, and the snowman scene at the school is particularly well done. He is helped by Anthony Hopkins' intense, sorrowful performance, as well as Susan Swift's impressive turn in the title role. Ultimately, the script's pretensions and its stuffiness keep it from being the first-class thriller it could have been, but it's still a decent alternative to better-known thrillers.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2001
  • UPC: 883904130475
  • Original Release: 1977
  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marsha Mason Janice Templeton
Anthony Hopkins Elliot Hoover
John Beck Bill Templeton
Susan Swift Ivy Templeton
Norman Lloyd Dr. Steven Lipscomb
John Hillerman Scott Velie
Philip Sterling Judge Langley
Ivy Jones Mary Lou Sides
Aly Wassil Maharishi Gupta Pradesh
Mary Jackson Mother Veronica
Karen Anders Maria
Tony Brande Detective Fallon
Stanley Brock Cashier in Store
Pat Corley Dr. Webster
Elizabeth Farley Carole Rothman
David Fresco Dominick
Richard Lawson 1st Policeman
Ruth Manning Customer in Store
Stephen Pearlman Russ Rothman
Robert Walden Brick Mack
David Wilson 2nd Policeman
Technical Credits
Frank de Felitta Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Robert Wise Director, Producer
Harry Horner Production Designer
Dorothy Jeakins Costumes/Costume Designer
Victor J. Kemper Cinematographer
Michael J. Kohut Sound/Sound Designer
Carl Kress Editor
Sheldon Levine Costumes/Costume Designer
Art Levinson Asst. Director
Wiliam L. McCaughey Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Overton Sound/Sound Designer
Aaron Rochin Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Small Score Composer
Shirley Strahm Costumes/Costume Designer
Joe Wizan Producer
Jerry Wunderlich Set Decoration/Design
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One Of My Favorite Movies!

    When I was a kid I read the book Audrey Rose by Frank De Felitta and I also saw this movie adaptation that starred, Anthony Hopkins, Marsha Mason, John Beck and Susan Swift and I liked it alot and thought it was a very good movie. It is labeled a horror movie but is really more of a drama and a phychologial thriller so it is not your typical horror movie with gore. It is about a man who comes into the lives of a family and claims that their daughter Ivy is the reincarnation of his daughter Audrey Rose who died the same year Ivy was born and it is a very good movie with great acting from the entire cast and I highly recommend the DVD!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love this movie!

    Audrey Rose is a great pick if you like movies about reincarnation. I love Anthony Hopkins as an Actor! Marsha Mason's acting was superb! She truly played the mother role with such great emotion and love. Susan Swift played Ivy "Audrey Rose" and was so convincing when she was having night terrors and flashbacks.

    I don't know what the first reviewer was thinking but this is one of my all time favorites!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Derivative and pointless

    Audrey Rose is, simply put, the most obvious Exorcist rip-off ever made. And that's saying something considering the slew of said rip-offs that flooded theaters in the mid to late 1970's. From the cold, posh apartment to the quiet spooky atmosphere, Audrey Rose cops it's entire set design from The Exorcist right outta the gate. And it only gets worse from there. We have a little girl who may be possesed by an uncontrollable spirit. A petrified mother who slowly comes to understand what's happening to her little girl. And a team of experts who fail to find a cure for the girls fits of insanity. They throw in a mysterious stranger who might know how to save this child. It all reeks to high heaven when the mother asks if her daughter is possesed and the stranger replies that she is the reincarnated soul of his dead daughter. OH!!! So this is nothing like the Exorcist! It's about reincarnation, not possesion! Silly me... The conclusion involves a head shrink 'removing' the trapped soul of the dead little girl. Nothing like Father Karas exorcising the demon from Regan at all... The worst thing about this film isn't the fact the it's nothing but a rip-off, it's that it unbelievably boring! It isn't creepy, it isn't scary, and it isn't interesting. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME. Watch The Exorcist a thousand times before you think about watching this watse of time. I'd like this movie exorcised from my soul. Garbage.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Anthony Hopkins the best

    Years ago after having seen A. Hopkins as Dr. Kelno in QB 7,I viewed Audrey Rose. These movies show what a great actor this man has been for YEARS . Can't get enough of his talent

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews