Richard Loncraine

  • Richard Loncraine & Dennis Potter – Blade on the Feather (1980)

    1971-1980DramaRichard LoncraineTVUnited Kingdom

    New York Times:
    THE setting is a rather grand English country home on the Isle of Wight. Two women are bickering as they play lawn tennis. An elderly man reading beneath a tree spots a fly on his hand and begins having an odd attack. A young stranger suddenly appears and gives the man mouth-to-mouth resuscitation or, so to speak, a kiss of life. Later, the victim will thank him for having braved not only the garlic on his breath but ”an old man’s slack mouth.”Read More »

  • Richard Loncraine – Full Circle AKA The Haunting of Julia (1977)

    1971-1980Richard LoncraineThrillerUnited Kingdom

    Review Summary
    The British/Canadian Full Circle is better known by its American title, The Haunting of Julia. The eponymous Julia, played by Mia Farrow, is driven to near-madness by the death of her daughter. Things don’t get much better when Julia and her husband move into a forbidding old mansion. The events leading up to her daughter’s horrible death threaten to repeat themselves, thereby explaining the film’s original title. Based on a Peter Straub story, Full Circle covers familiar ground, but fans of Gothic horror will be generously served. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie GuideRead More »

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