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Haunted Summer (1988)

R | | Drama, Romance | 7 April 1989 (UK)
In 1815, authors Lord Byron, Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley get together for some philosophical discussions, but the situation soon deteriorates into mind games, drugs and sex.

Director:

Ivan Passer

Writers:

Lewis John Carlino, Ann Edwards (novel) (as Anne Edwards)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Philip Anglim ... Lord Byron
Laura Dern ... Claire Clairmont
Alice Krige ... Mary Godwin
Eric Stoltz ... Percy Shelley
Alex Winter ... John Polidori
Peter Berling ... Maurice
Donald Hodson Donald Hodson ... Rushton (as Don Hodson)
Giusto Lo Pipero Giusto Lo Pipero ... Berger
Antoinette McLain Antoinette McLain ... Elise
Terry Richards ... Fletcher
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Storyline

Based on the infamous Summer of 1816 when Mary Shelley wrote "Frankenstein", it chronicles the mind games and manipulations that were the halmarks of the intense and neurotic relationships that existed among Byron, Shelley, Mary, and her step-sister Claire Godwin. Written by CD

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Förtrollad sommar See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Como, Lombardia, Italy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Ken Russell filmed the same story with " Gothic " just 2 years earlier. See more »

Quotes

Lord Byron: Are you not concerned for your sister?
Claire Clairmont: It is your terror I come to witness.
Lord Byron: Ah!
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Connections

Version of Rowing with the Wind (1988) See more »

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Why oh why did I rent this???
13 July 1999 | by xirtamSee all my reviews

I read the back of the box and it talked about Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley and Lord Byron. I thought, "wonderful! This will be great!" I was so wrong. The story was all screwed up. In fact I still don't get it. It just seems to me that all the characters did was drink, smoke (opium?) and have sex. Not that those aren't good movie qualities, but please! Where was the story? I made myself finish the movie, and yes, it did pick up towards the end, but by then the movie was almost over. Rent it if you really want to. Just don't trust the back of the box.


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