Dementia 13 (1963)

STARRING:
William Campbell, Luana Anders
DIRECTED BY:
Francis Ford Coppola
GENRE:
Horror
Original TFD Introduction by Dana Hersey. Written and directed by a 24-year-old Francis Ford Coppola, "Dementia 13" centers on the dysfunctional Haloran family, who have converged at Haloran Castle to enact a morbid ritual in remembrance of Lady Haloran's (Ethne Dunn) deceased daughter, Kathleen (Barbara Dowling). Secrets shroud Kathleen's demise, and soon there is a mysterious interloper prowling the grounds with a big axe to grind. Genuinely engaging and well-photographed, "Dementia 13" is a bone-chilling horror classic sure to thrill horror enthusiasts and Coppola fans alike. (BW)