The Innocents

The Innocents (1961)

Genres - History, Horror, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Ghost Film  |   Release Date - Dec 15, 1961  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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The Innocents is a 1961 British supernatural gothic horror film directed and produced in CinemaScope by Jack Clayton, and starring Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave and Megs Jenkins. Based on the novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, the plot follows a governess who watches over two children and comes to fear that the house is haunted by ghosts and that the two children are being possessed. The title of the film was taken from William Archibald's stage adaptation of James' novella. Falling within the subgenre of psychological horror, the film achieves its effects through lighting, music and direction rather than conventional shocks. Its atmosphere was created by cinematographer Freddie Francis, who employed deep focus in many scenes, as well as bold, minimal lighting. It was partly shot on location at the Gothic mansion of Sheffield Park in Sussex.

The Innocents pioneered the use of synthesised electronic sound, generated by Daphne Oram.

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Box Office

$30,103

Tags

British, Cult, England, Film Based On Literature, Freddie Francis, Governess, Haunted House, Haunting, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Possession, Supernatural/Monsters

Attributes

Based On: The Innocents, The Turn of the Screw
Narrative Location: England
Subject: haunted house, human sexuality, innocence, lust, sexual morality, sexual repression, spirit possession
Time Period: Victorian era

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Alternate Titles

Az ártatlanok
HU
De oskyldiga
SE
De uskyldige
DK, NO
Fasornas slott
FI
Jack Clayton's Production of The Innocents
, GB
Kaiten
JP
Kauhujen linna
FI
Les innocents
CA, FR
Mia morfi sto parathyro
GR
Niewinni
PL
Os Inocentes
BR, PT
Posesión satánica
AR, MX
Schloss des Schreckens
DE
Suspense
IT, ES
The Innocents
CA, IN, GB, US
The Turn of the Screw
US
W kleszczach lęku
PL
Μια Μορφή στο Παράθυρο
GR
Невини
RS
Невинні
UA
Невинните
BG
Невинные
, RU
回転
JP
惡魔附身的小孩
TW