A trailer a day keeps the boogeyman away! The Innocents (1961)

The Innocents (1961)

Directed by Jack Clayton (Room at The Top 1959, Something Wicked This Way Comes 1983) and based on the Gothic novel set in Victorian England The Turn of The Screw by Henry James. Adapted for the screen by William Archibald and Truman Capote!

Kerr in The Innocents

Beautiful Lady- Deborah Kerr

Starring the great refined lady of cinema Deborah Kerr  as Miss Giddens, the sexually repressed governess to two impish children Miles and Flora played masterfully by Martin Stephens (Village of The Damned 1960) and Pamela Franklin (Legend of Hell House 1973, And Soon The Darkness 1970 plus too numerous films and television series appearances!)

Miss Giddens is hired by the children’s uncle (Michael Redgrave) to hold the reigns over them at their isolated estate, assisted by Mrs Grose, (Megs Jenkins) the kindly housekeeper.

Shortly after Miss Giddens takes charge, she is soon haunted by visitations from the spirits of the former governess Miss Jessel (Clytie Jessop) and her lover, the sadistic valet Peter Quint (Peter Wyngarde)

Convinced that they are possessing the souls of the children. Giddens sets out to exorcise these ominous characters, but at what risk?

Is she truly seeing ghosts or is she spiraling into a world of utter madness?

An absolutely stunning chiller that is not only nihilistic in its atmospherics but darkly riveting til the very end!

“Apparitions? Evils? Corruptions?”

“A strange new experience in shock.”

Here is the song mash-up I did use my piece off the album Fools and Orphans called  I Shudder For The Clouds Have Tempted Madness & scenes from The Innocents (1961)!

Happy Trailers MonsterGirl!

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