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If the picture is journeyman James, it is also pitapatational entertainment, the most sophisticated scare show since Diabolique.
You can watch 'The Innocents' twice and walk away with different conclusions. Psychological horrors have imitated its ambiguous ending ever since. Few have pulled it off half as creepily.
Based on Henry James' story Turn of the Screw this catches an eerie, spine-chilling mood right at the start and never lets up on its grim, evil theme.
Is it the finest, smartest, most visually savvy horror film ever made by a big studio?