About

The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, Shelley's fiancée Mary Godwin, Mary's stepsister Claire Clairemont and Byron's friend John Polidori spend a hallucinogenic evening confronti...

5.8
15
Directed by

Ken Russell

Written by

Stephen Volk (Screenplay)

Runtime

84 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Conjure up your deepest, darkest fear... now call that fear to life.

Cast

Keywords

mystery drugs opium literature lord byron gay

Photos

Lists

#321 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss