The Innocents

Dir: Jack Clayton
Cast: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins
100mins   1961   UK   15   English    F-Rated

Part of Depot's Halloween Season

Jack Clayton’s superbly haunting adaptation of Henry James’s novella The Turn of the Screw features Deborah Kerr in the performance of her career, playing Miss Giddens - an emotionally repressed vicar’s daughter, who becomes the guardian of two, apparently angelic, orphans at a secluded stately home. When the apparitions of a late governess and her sadistic lover manifest themselves to Miss Giddens, she becomes determined to save her young charges from the their ghostly evil...but is all as it seems?

'An elegant, sinister and scalp-prickling ghost story - as scary in its way as Rosemary's Baby or The Exorcist' - Peter Bradshaw,  The Guardian


Wed 28 October