The Innocents, 1961, horror film based on Henry James Turn of the Screw

Both the story and the film deal with the unreliable narrator. In this shocking scene, one of the nanny’s charges, Miles, stands before a window in which we see the apparition of Quint. This is one of the scariest movies I have seen. Nothing really frightens as much as children in horror movies.


About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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3 Responses to The Innocents, 1961, horror film based on Henry James Turn of the Screw

  1. Nienna says:

    It’s also one of the most frightening spooky films I’ve ever seen – an excellent movie.

  2. marblenecltr says:

    I haven’t seen the film, but the novella is a piece of literature very different from other work by Henry James. The reader may look for meaning in the story, and the critic would attempt to find what moved the author to write it. As imagination breaks free from my control, did Henry get the story as a composite from his brother William’s patient file? Did Willam present the plot and character material to his brother to see what he could do with it? Why am I writing this? Art criticism can be so fun!

  3. thefeatheredsleep says:

    I’m determined to see this as you said it was worthy. Thank you.

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