Dementia 13

Dementia 13

Francis Ford Coppola (1963)

15 Certificate


Our Score
A series of axe murders marks the anniversary of a little girl's drowning at an eerie Irish castle. This is a passable horror whodunnit, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, aged 24, on a $22,000 budget. The future leading light of Hollywood convinced Ireland's prestigious Abbey Players to appear for minimum wages, begged William Campbell and Patrick Magee to star and used the same sets as the Roger Corman production he was assisting on. Those sets give an atmospheric patina to proceedings, despite numerous continuity errors and poor production values. Nevertheless, a seminal minor classic with many recognisable traits soon to emerge in the master film-maker's blockbusters.


A widow, fearing she will be left penniless if her late husband's distinctly odd family learn of his untimely demise, pretends he's still alive - but strange things start happening, and a mysterious figure begins stalking the area. Horror, starring Patrick Magee, Mary Mitchell and Luana Anders. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

Cast & Crew

Actor Patrick Magee
Actor Mary Mitchell
Actor William Campbell
Actor Luana Anders
Actor Bart Patton
Actor Eithne Dunne
Actor Peter Read
Director Francis Ford Coppola
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video and DVD