Dementia 13

Dementia 13

Eithne Dunne
Director: Francis Ford Coppola Cast: Eithne Dunne
Eithne Dunne
, Mary Mitchell
Mary Mitchell
, Peter Reed
Peter Reed
Francis Ford Coppola


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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 visiting the girl's grave (when she's not shrieking and collapsing in anguish every five minutes). When daughter-in-law Louise Haloran (Luana Anders) loses her husband to a heart attack, she manages to conceal the body for fear of being cut out of Lady Haloran's will. To further complicate matters, a mysterious interloper begins prowling the grounds with an axe to grind... a very big axe. This enjoyable, quirky psycho-thriller is enlivened by Coppola's inventive camera setups, atmospheric locations and Patrick Magee's over-the-top performance as the leering family doctor. Despite some ragged editing (probably not Coppola's doing), this has relatively high production values for a spare-change Corman project.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/05/2018
UPC: 0889290005281
Original Release: 1963
Source: Film Detective
Sales rank: 42,488

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eithne Dunne Lady Haloran
Mary Mitchell Kane
Peter Reed John Haloran
Luana Anders Louise Haloran
William Campbell Richard Holoran
Patrick Magee Justin Caleb
Bart Patton Billy Holoran
Karl Schanzer Simon

Technical Credits
Francis Ford Coppola Director,Screenwriter
Robert Wright Campbell Producer
Roger Corman Producer
Charles Hannawalt Cinematographer,Producer
Albert J. Locatelli Art Director
Stewart O'Brien Editor
Ronald Stein Score Composer
Mort Tubor Editor

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