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TMDB Rating 5.7
IMDB Rating 5.8
RottenTomatoes Rating 50%

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Revenue: $0

Budget: $0

Profit: - $0


Movie Details

Tag Line: Conjure up your deepest, darkest fear... now call that fear to life.

Status: Released

Average Rating: 6

Release Date: Nov 30, 1986

Rating: R

Run Time: 1h 24m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: United Kingdom

Production Companies: Virgin Vision


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Synopsis

The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, Shelley's fiancée Mary Godwin, Mary's stepsister Claire Clairemont and Byron's friend John Polidori spend a hallucinogenic evening confronting their fears in a frenzy of shocking lunacy. Horrifying visions invade the castle - realizations of Byron's fear of leeches, Shelley's fear of premature burial, Mary's fear of birthing a stillborn child - all brought forth in a bizarre dreamscape. They share the terrifying fantasies that chase them through the castle that night. The events of that night later inspired Mary Shelley to write the classic "Frankenstein" and Dr. Polidori to pen "The Vampyre," which became the basis for the creation of Dracula..


Main Cast

Gabriel Byrne

Gabriel Byrne

Byron

Age : 70 | Popularity : 29%

Julian Sands

Julian Sands

Shelley

Age : 63 | Popularity : 34%

Natasha Richardson

Natasha Richardson

Mary Shelley

Age : 45 | Popularity : 11%

Myriam Cyr

Myriam Cyr

Claire Clairmont

Age : 61 | Popularity : 5%

Timothy Spall

Timothy Spall

Dr. Polidori

Age : 64 | Popularity : 13%

Alec Mango

Alec Mango

Murray

Age : 109 | Popularity : 4%

Andreas Wisniewski

Andreas Wisniewski

Fletcher

Age : 61 | Popularity : 9%

Dexter Fletcher

Dexter Fletcher

Rushton

Age : 55 | Popularity : 16%


Crew

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Directing Director
Ken Russell
Ken Russell
Writing Screenplay
Stephen Volk
Stephen Volk
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