The Haunting of Sharon Tate

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The Haunting of Sharon Tate
The Haunting of Sharon Tate poster.png
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDaniel Farrands
Produced by
  • Lucas Jarach
  • Daniel Farrands
  • Eric Brenner
Written byDaniel Farrands
Music byFantom
CinematographyCarlo Rinaldi
Edited byDan Riddle
  • Skyline Entertainment
  • ETA Films
  • Green Light Pictures
  • 1428 Films
Distributed by
Release date
  • April 5, 2019 (2019-04-05) (United States)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Haunting of Sharon Tate is a 2019 American horror thriller film written and directed by Daniel Farrands. The film is based on the Tate murders. It stars Hilary Duff, Jonathan Bennett, Lydia Hearst, Pawel Szajda, and Ryan Cargill.

It was released in the United States on April 5, 2019, by Saban Films.



In February 2018, it was announced Hilary Duff, Jonathan Bennett, and Lydia Hearst had joined the cast of the film, with Daniel Farrands writing and directing the film. Lucas Jarach and Eric Brenner will serve as producers on the film, while Jim Jacobsen and Jorge Garcia Castro will serve as executive producers under their Skyline Entertainment banner.[1] Duff also serves as an executive producer for the film.[2]


In November 2018, Saban Films acquired distribution rights to the film.[3] It was released on April 5, 2019.[4]

In February 2019, the film won three awards from the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. Daniel Farrands won the award for Best Director, Duff won the award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the titular character and the film won Best Horror Film.[5]

In May 2019, the film was added to UK Netflix.


On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 15% based on 26 reviews, with an average rating of 2.85/10. The website's consensus reads, "The Haunting of Sharon Tate dishonors the events it seeks to dramatize with a poorly acted and offensively exploitative take on real-life tragedy."[6] On Metacritic, it has an approval rating of 8% out of 100 based on 10 reviews.[7] The film received positive notices from Starbust Magazine,[8] Cinedump,[9] Horror News,[10] Abort Mag,[11] Creative Screenwriting,[12] Morbidly Beautiful,[13] World Film Geek,[14] Film Threat,[15] Cultured Vultures [16]and We Live Entertainment,[17] many of whom cited Duff's strong acting and the film's spiritual themes and surprise twist ending. It also won three awards at the 2019 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival for Farrands (Best Director), Duff (Best Actress) and Best Horror Movie.

Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result Ref(s)
2019 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival Awards Best Director Daniel Farrands Won [5]
Best Actress Hilary Duff Won [5]
Best Horror Movie The Haunting of Sharon Tate Won [5]


  1. ^ Busch, Anita; N'Duka, Amanda (February 6, 2018). "Hilary Duff Steps Into Role Of Sharon Tate In 'The Haunting Of Sharon Tate'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  2. ^ Acosta, Gabriela. "Jorge García Castro, un mexicano que atrae las estrellas en Hollywood". Publimetro México. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  3. ^ Kay, Jeremy (November 4, 2018). "Saban Films, Voltage Pictures strike deal on 'The Haunting Of Sharon Tate' (exclusive)". Screen International. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  4. ^ Hasty, Katie (December 30, 2018). "Here's every 2019 movie release date so far". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d "HRIFF 2019 Program Guide". Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  6. ^ "The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  7. ^ "The Haunting of Sharon Tate". Metacritic. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  8. ^ "THE HAUNTING OF SHARON TATE". Starburstmagazine,cin. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  9. ^ "The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019)". Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Film Review: The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019)". 5 April 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  11. ^ Cyre, Clayton. "FILM: The Haunting of Sharon Tate – Directed by Daniel Farrands – ABORT Magazine". Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  12. ^ ""The Haunting of Sharon Tate" Examines a Horrific Crime with Surprising Sensitivity". Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  13. ^ "TAKE TWO REVIEW: THE HAUNTING OF SHARON TATE". Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  14. ^ "The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019)". 2 April 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  15. ^ Kikta, Lorry (3 April 2019). "The Haunting of Sharon Tate". Retrieved 23 April 2019.
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  17. ^ "The Haunting of Sharon Tate Movie Review by Staci Layne Wilson". 11 April 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2019.

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