Being the same director as the original The Haunting & so many classics like The Curse of the Cat People, The Body Snatchers & The Day the Earth Stood Still, one would expect Audrey Rose to have a little something extra.
And it does have a very little something extra. It has Sir Anthony Hopkins as an appealing New Age Dufus who thinks vacationing in India made him profound, & it has a weird buggy-eyed child actress who makes for a great reincarnated Audry Rose.
The film goes gung-ho mysterious for the first half. After that, it becomes a courtroom drama trying to prove in the court that a father from the child's previous life still has some rights as a parent. Not exactly edge-of-your-seat stuff.
The ending is completely ridiculous with a sappy New Age Dufus coda that'd embarrass even the Maharishi Yogi Jai.
Even so, it holds the attention & makes a better discount rental than most B-junk videos. Just don't go expecting anything close to the director's usual capacity.
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