Based on Henry Jamess TURN OF THE SCREW, THE INNOCENTS is a chilling psychological horror film about a woman, Miss Giddens (Kerr), who takes a position as governess for two orphans in a stately Victorian home. Alone with the children and only a few servants, Miss Giddens soon begins to see what she believes to be ghosts and begins to suspect that the childrens increasingly bizarre behaviour may be the result of some supernatural power. When she learns the fate of the houses previous governess and valet, Miss Giddens takes it upon herself to rescue the children from the supernatural being that seems to have them in its grips, all the while questioning her own sanity. Kerrs nuanced performance, possibly the best of her career, and Franciss atmospheric cinematography help make this a true horror classic.
Release Date: 11 December 2006
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Production Year: 1961
Main Language: English
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