“Dementia 13” is a 1963 horror film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Roger Corman.
The film tells the story of the dysfunctional Haloran family, who gather at their Irish castle to commemorate the anniversary of the death of the youngest daughter Kathleen. However, the family is haunted by the tragedy, and tensions rise as they compete for the inheritance.
When John, the husband of the eldest Haloran daughter, Louise, arrives unexpectedly, he begins to investigate the circumstances surrounding Kathleen’s death. As he delves deeper into the family’s secrets, he discovers a sinister plot involving murder and deception.
As the family members begin to die one by one, John must race against time to uncover the truth and stop the killer before it’s too late.
“Dementia 13” is a classic horror film that showcases Coppola’s early talent as a director. The film’s moody atmosphere, Gothic setting, and suspenseful plot make it a must-see for horror fans. The film also features a haunting musical score by Ronald Stein and a memorable performance by Luana Anders as the troubled and enigmatic daughter-in-law.
Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Hill
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