Season 3 Episode 1 of The London Horror Movie Club is out now!
This season I am looking at films that were adapted from books. I thought it would be fun to begin with one of the London’s best ghost-story authors, Peter Straub, and his haunting story of manipulation and motherhood, Julia.
His eerie book was adapted into the 1977 horror Full Circle starring Mia Farrow and Keir Dullea (known for 2001: A Space Odyssey). This is a beautiful adaptation of Peter Straub’s haunting story “Julia”. After the death of her daughter, Julia Lofting moves into a new home, which is haunted by the ghost of a little girl. Julia is torn between the girl’s violent history while alive and her motherly instincts. The creeping story is a solid adaptation and makes use of London’s quiet and upscale neighbourhood of Holland Park.