Audrey Rose


Action / Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Thriller

IMDb Rating 5.9 10 4456


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Anthony Hopkins as Elliot Hoover
Marsha Mason as Janice Templeton
Norman Lloyd as Dr. Steven Lipscomb
Richard Lawson as Policeman #1
1.65 GB
23.976 fps
1hr 53 min
P/S 3 / 2

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Arne Andersen ([email protected]) 5 / 10

Marsha Mason terrific as emotional center in off-beat reincarnation thriller.

As in most of Marsha Mason's films, she is the entire emotional center. Her writers and directors rarely developed the male characters around her beyond sticks of wood and the actors playing them (with a few notable exceptions) did not attempt to leaf out. Here she gives a terrific performance as a mother whose child may or may not be the reincarnation of a soul lost in a tragic accident. John Beck as her husband has one emotion, barely concealed rage, and even the young Anthony Hopkins registers only one - benevolent concern. Miss Mason's face registers every nuance of intelligence and feeling within the character. She excels in a very long sequence in the middle of the film where her daughter runs amok, is finally calmed by Hopkins' character, is followed by an emotional interaction between Hopkins and herself and ends with her violent railing at her husband's disbelief and ineffectiveness. This is built so carefully that despite the numerous takes it must have occasioned she is never out of sync with the slow registering of terror/confusion/slow belief in the truth of the reincarnation theory. It should be removed and presented to acting classes. Here she undergoes trauma - physical, emotional and spiritual - and all the while she is thinking, processing, feeling - and we think and feel with her.

The plot and the film itself are not outstanding and the resolution is a let down, but it's Miss Mason who holds the film together and makes it a memorable experience.

Reviewed by Barnaby Marriott ([email protected]) 10 / 10

Not quite up to the standards of Exorcist or Omen, but still good

Audrey Rose is a very intelligent horror movie, but it is not as creepy as its original source - the novel by Frank De Felitta. On the acting front, Marsha Mason is both believable and sympathetic as the frantic mother, Janice Templeton. It's a shame that both Sir Anthony Hopkins and John Beck seem to have their minds on other matters, as if they were not enjoying being a part of this movie. Making a fantastic debut, Susan Swift is quite remarkable in the dual roles of Ivy Templeton and Audrey Rose Hoover. The climax, however, is more depressing than moving.

Reviewed by Carrigon 3 / 10

Please Stop the Screaming

I first saw this movie years ago when I was much younger. At the time, I thought it was great and very haunting. But now that I've seen it again as an adult, I can't believe I ever thought it was a good movie. The story itself is excellent, but the way it is presented is just plain awful.

The worst thing about this movie is the constant hysterical screaming Ivy does. It goes on and on in so many scenes, it just gets to the point where you hope and pray she either dies or someone kills her just to stop the screaming. It just destroys the entire later half of the movie.

The rest of the script is just horrible. It's just not done well. And the ending leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth.

The basic story of a girl who was killed in a fire at a young age and then reincarnated into Ivy is a very good story. But as I said, it's not played out right here. The script and the acting just ruins it. Really the only reason to see this film is to watch a pre-Hannibal Lecter Anthony Hopkins in one of his early roles. Other than that, I can't really see a reason to recommend this movie.

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