Before The Silence of the Lambs (1991) revitalised his career, Anthony Hopkins hammed it up in less successful movies like Audrey Rose.
Directed by Robert Wise – whose credits include The Sound of Music (1965) and The Andromeda Strain (1971) – this cashes in on the 1970s post-Exorcist interest in possession and the supernatural, with a tale about a 12-year-old girl called Ivy, who may in fact be a reincarnation of Hopkins’s deceased daughter, Audrey Rose.
The cast (including Marsha Mason and John Beck as the girl’s understandably concerned parents) is capable, but in the end, it’s let down by the drawn-out plot and the unlikely ending.
Ivy Templeton/Audrey Rose
Dr Steven Lipscomb
Mary Lou Sides
Maharishi Gupta Pradesh