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IN A DARK PLACE
2006 / Horror
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Directed by Donato Rotunno
Written by Henry James and Peter Waddington
Starring Leelee Sobieski, Tara Fitzgerald, Christian Olson, Gabrielle Adam, Graham Pountney and Gintare Parulyte

An art teacher, Anna Veigh, is hired by Mr. Laing as a governess to raise Flora and her brother Miles. Over time, Anna believes that the ghosts of the former governess, Miss Jessel, and housekeeper, Peter Quint, are haunting the children.

The following tags are associated with this movie: novel adaptation, supernatural
In a Dark Place (2006)
Review by Michael Mahoney

7 / 10
This would be the third time I've seen this film, and I have the same lukewarm reaction I did the first few times. In a Dark Place, another rendition of The Turn of the Screw (the most famous being 1961's The Innocents) is not really a bad film. But it fails to really go above and beyond what it could have been.

The ambiguity (is it a ghost movie? are the children possessed? is our main character just losing it?) inherent in the original story certainly remains in this rendition, to the annoyance of some viewers. By the end, nothing is necessarily for certain, though I personally feel clues do lead to one central conclusion.

The acting here isn't overly stellar, and the lesbian subplot just seems a tad odd, but I appreciate them wanting to add a little something to the story. In some ways, this feels like a slow-burner, though whether it pays off at the end is up for each viewer to decide. I'm not a giant fan of the ending, but then again, I wouldn't have expected much else. In a Dark Place isn't a bad movie. It's just not that memorable. 6.5/10 (rounded up to 7/10 to fit site's format).
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