Haunted Summer is a 1988 drama film directed by Ivan Passer.
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|Directed by||Ivan Passer|
|Produced by||Martin Poll|
|Written by||Lewis John Carlino|
|Based on||Haunted Summer|
by Anne Edwards
|Music by||Christopher Young|
|Edited by||Cesare D'Amico|
|Distributed by||Cannon Films|
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.
Other films about this meeting of authors include the following: