Haunted Summer

Haunted Summer is a 1988 drama film directed by Ivan Passer.

Haunted Summer
Theatrical release poster
Directed byIvan Passer
Produced byMartin Poll
Written byLewis John Carlino
Based onHaunted Summer
by Anne Edwards
Music byChristopher Young
CinematographyGiuseppe Rotunno
Edited byCesare D'Amico
Rick Fields
Distributed byCannon Films
Release date
  • December 16, 1988 (1988-12-16)
Running time
106 minutes
CountryUnited States

Plot summary

In 1816, authors Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, and Mary Shelley (née Godwin) 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 and his doctor, John William Polidori, spent in the isolated Villa Diodati by Lake Geneva. It is there they devise a contest to produce 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.


See also

Other films about this meeting of authors include the following:

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