June 20, 2021

‘The Turning’ Review: Taking a Dusty Book Off the Shelf

Henry James’s 19th-century novella “The Turn of the Screw” receives an update in this film that has the hallmarks of horror but few real terrors.Barbara Marten, left, and Mackenzie Davis in “The Turning

The TurningDirected by Floria SigismondiDrama, Horror,
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“Have you ever been a live-in governess?” asks Mrs. Grose (Barbara Marten), the stern-faced housekeeper of an eerily empty mansion.

“No, not since the 1800s,” replies Kate (Mackenzie Davis), the teacher who has agreed to tutor the orphaned 7-year-old girl, Flora (Brooklynn Prince), who lives there.

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