Haunted Summer (1988)

R 12/16/1988 (US) DramaRomance 1h 46m

Four lovers explore the heights of passion. And the depths of evil.


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 Claire Clairmont and his Doctor John Polidori, spent in the isolated Villa Diodati by Lake Geneva. It is there they devise a contest to adduce 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.

  1. Ivan Passer


  2. Anne Edwards


  3. Lewis John Carlino


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  1. Philip Anglim

    Philip Anglim

    Lord Byron

  2. Alice Krige

    Alice Krige

    Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin

  3. Eric Stoltz

    Eric Stoltz

    Percy Shelley

  4. Alex Winter

    Alex Winter

    Dr. John William Polidori

  5. Laura Dern

    Laura Dern

    Claire Clairmont

  6. Peter Berling

    Peter Berling


  7. Donald Hodson

    Donald Hodson


  8. Giusto Lo Pipero


  9. Antoinette McLain


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Haunted Summer
Haunted Summer

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Original Language English

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