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Ghost Story: The Turn of the Screw


Tim Fywell

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About the Movie

Michelle Dockery, Sue Johnston, and Dan Stevens lead the cast in this sinister tale of unspoken horror and psychological terrors. Henry James's gripping ghost story, Ghost Story: The Turn of the Screw, is vividly brought to life in this ethereal adaptation. Ann, an inexperienced governess, looks after two young orphans in a seemingly quaint country home. But brother and sister Miles and Flora carry secrets. Soon, the home is filled with supernatural apparitions. In a haunting tale of suspense and murder, the ghosts relentlessly pursue those who believe in them and curse those who do not. Anyone who says there's nothing to fear has never lived here.

Customer Reviews

Maybe the “book” was better

I like the idea of a horror film produced by the BBC. However this does not make the grade. First off, its horribly rushed. Character development and any careful writing which would have made you understand them better or provide a wealth of depth to the story itself is missing…. Secondly way, way too much is left to your imagination. Much is alluded to and by the time they slightly reveal whatever dark truth there is, you don’t care. Thirdly, the horror itself was so tame that there was no real sense of danger stirred up. Lastly, I get tired of the Christian undertone “Believe in the devil, he believes in you.” or “Shame on science, you need to have faith.” Well if God, with his infinite power, was so real you’d think he’d intervene just a little bit and save these poor souls. What a bunch of rubbish!


A classic ghost tory brought to life in the best way possible. Worth a watch.


I had hoped that this movie would be at least entertaining, however it ended before anything really happened. The story had potential to be scary, but it misses the mark by a mile. There was zero scare factor, no unknown and a serious let down at the end without an explanation. The predictability was insane, more so than the insanity of the actual plot. It almost looked like they were going for beauty similar to what you'll find in The Woman In Black, but that didn't happen either. All in all I would suggest waiting until this becomes free on Netflix if you insist on watching it, rather than paying to rent it.

Ghost Story: The Turn of the Screw
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Horror
  • Released: 2009

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