Saturday, January 19, 2013
The Haunting of M.
"The Haunting of M." (1979) starring Sheelagh Gilbey, Nini Pitt and Evie Garratt is a ghost story that takes place in the early 1900s.
Sheltered Marianna (Gilbey) and her more worldly sister Halina (Pitt) live in their family's grand country estate. At a dinner party at the beginning of the film, a photographer takes a group photo and when they see it later, a blurred vision of a man is in the background. No one knows who it is.
Marianna is being haunted by someone from their family's past. She starts turning inward and getting sickly. Halina tries to help her by finding out what connection this ghost has to her family and why it is enchanting her sister.
This is a hard movie to find. I usually enjoy slow burn horror movies but this one was even a little slow for my taste.