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Film Review - The Turning


There’s been no shortage of media productions looking to adapt Henry James’s “The Turn of the Screw.” The 1898 horror novella certainly has a ghost story hook to fuel a proper nightmare machine, and such ambition is revived with “The Turning,” the latest attempt to stretch something small scale into something significant. Screenwriters Carey W. and Chad Hayes (“The Conjuring”) definitely have a take with their version of James’s story, but their intent is often mangled by director Floria Sigismondi (“The Runaways”), who doesn’t have style or patience to make an effective chiller. When “The Turning” isn’t obsessed with cheap scares and underwhelming performances, it falls asleep as a mystery, dragging through haunted house formula with limited appreciation for dynamic frights. Read the rest at


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