Haunted Summer

Haunted Summer (1988)

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.

  • Lewis John Carlino
  • Anne Edwards
  • Ivan Passer
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  • Release Date: 1988-12-16
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 106

Eric Stoltz

Percy Shelley

Alex Winter

Dr. John William Polidori

Terry Richards


Alice Krige

Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin

Laura Dern

Claire Clairmont
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