Haunted Summer

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Haunted Summer
Haunted summer poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ivan Passer
Produced by Martin Poll
Written by Lewis John Carlino
Based on Haunted Summer
by Anne Edwards
Starring
Music by Christopher Young
Cinematography Giuseppe Rotunno
Edited by Cesare D'Amico
Rick Fields
Distributed by Cannon Films
Release date
  • December 16, 1988 (1988-12-16)
Running time
106 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Haunted Summer is a 1988 drama film directed by Ivan Passer.

Plot summary[edit]

In 1816, authors Lord Byron, Mary Shelley (née Godwin) and Percy Shelley get together for some philosophical discussions, but the situation soon deteriorates into mind games, drugs, and sex. It is a fictionalization of the summer that Lord Byron and the Shelleys, together with Lord Byron's ex-lover and his doctor, John William Polidori, spent in the isolated Villa Diodati by Lake Geneva. It is there they devise a contest to produce the best horror story to kill the dullness of summer. It is also there that one of the world's most famous books was given life—Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

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See also[edit]

Other films about this meeting of authors include the following:

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