Directed by Michael Winner • 1971 • United Kingdom
Starring Marlon Brando, Stephanie Beacham, Thora Hird
Marlon Brando brings considerable menace to this chilling prequel to Henry James’s classic tale of psychological terror THE TURN OF THE SCREW. He plays Quint, the gardener at an eerie English manor house whose sadomasochistic relationship with a young governess (Stephanie Beacham) gradually corrupts the minds and morals of the two orphaned children in her care. Awash in moody Gothic atmosphere, THE NIGHTCOMERS lends disturbing psychosexual dimension to one of the most famous ghost stories ever written.