Directed by Robert Wise
Suppose a stranger told you that your daughter was actually his daughter in another life. Suppose it was actually true! In this haunting, psychological horror film directed by Robert Wise, a true master of the genre, a happily married couple find their lives thrown into frightening disruption when a stranger appears at their door claiming that their adopted 12-year-old daughter contains the reincarnated spirit of his little girl!
A happily married couple find their lives thrown into frightening disruption when a stranger appears at their door claiming that their adopted 12-year-old daughter contains the reincarnated spirit of his little girl!
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, John Beck, John Hillerman, Marsha Mason, Norman Llyod
Very captivating and well written, plot line progresses at a great pace! Definitely worth a watch!
This movie gets a fair amount of flack but if you keep in mind that it's not really a horror film, (it's more of a supernatural drama with some horror elements) you'll be alright. Marsha Mason is the standout here, with good support from a pre-Hannibal Lechter Anthony Hopkins and Susan Swift as the title character (in a new body, of course). It's a solid item from the 70's.
From a psychological standpoint there is a lot to unpack in this movie. Interesting from the start, great storytelling. Strong performances from Anthony Hopkins and Susan Swift. Reminds me of a watered down version of The Exorcist, but stands on its own. Actually a really good movie!
First saw this movie when I was 6 years old. I find that watching it with fresh eyes, it really stands the test of time.
I had heard of this movie but had never watched it until now. Glad Shudder included it. A true classic from the 70's. Has held up well and still engaging and very entertaining. The whole premise was a novel idea back then and you have to remember how controversial it was when first released. Seeing a young Anthony Hopkins is a nice bonus feature.