The Turning

Watch the children with care.


The Turning
In this modern take on the classic Henry James novella “The Turn of the Screw,” we follow a young governess who is hired by a man responsible for his young nephew and niece after the deaths of their parents. She quickly discovers that both the children and the house are harbouring dark secrets and things may not be as they appear.

94 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Horror).
Detective/Mystery, Drama, Horror.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince, Karen Egan, Mark Huberman, Niall Greig Fulton, Denna Thomsen, Kim Adis,
Director
Floria Sigismondi
ScreenplayCarey W. Hayes, Chad Hayes, from the novel by Hendy James
MusicNathan Barr
CinematographyDavid Ungaro
EditingDuwayne Dunham, Glenn Garland
SoundtrackListen to samples or get it right now on Amazon

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SA distributorEmpire Entertainment
Made in2020
Produced byAmblin Entertainment, Vertigo Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreHorror
LanguageA brieng isolated moderate impact scene used in a conntext of threat and aggression.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrong impact frequent psychological violence.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsContains scenes of horror.
The material contains complex and mature strong impact themes which are presented in a context of a horror genre. Themes explore evil spirits, supernatural events, darkness, a haunted house, a dysfunctional family, fighting for survival, betrayal, being terrorised, friendships, fear, taking a job as a tutor, bravery, secrets, finding the truth, seeking closure, compassion and losing one’s mind. Themes are laced with unsettling dark tones throughout carrying a potential psychological sense of threat and menace, likely to be distressing to children younger than 16 years. The material is aimed at a mature audience who are likely to comprehend. Dark and horror themes are sustained, terrifying, and realistic and set with psychological harm. The intention of the film maker is to instil fear to the viewer by using eerie sound effects and lighting which amplifies the overall impact. The film has no clear positive resolutions as the film ends in a manner that would be confusing to the viewer.
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USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for terror, violence, disturbing images, brief strong language and some suggestive content
Runtime94
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

British Board of Film Classification rating

15: Suitable for 15 years and olderStrong horror
Runtime94
British version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
5
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
2
Violence
3
Sex
3
Language
4
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
24 critics
7
Rottentomatoes critics
79 critics
7
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconStylish but muddled, this misbegotten adaptation of Henry James’ classic novel will send horror-hungry viewers Turning to the source material instead.
3
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
8
CommonSenseMedia
Sandie Angulo Chen quote iconBaffling remake of Gothic classic wastes talented cast.
2
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconHere, all involved try to turn the screw too much, resulting in the horror being stripped and thus not as solid as it could and should have been.
8

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
22 users
10
Rottentomatoes users
1281 users
3
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
3
IMDB
1480 Netizens
7
The Movie DB
Community
11

Average .. 31%

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