Audrey Rose (1977) was adapted from the book of the same name by Frank De Felitta. Having not read the book, I don’t know if it’s as strange as this film. The idea of reincarnation is fascinating, but how this was depicted didn’t exactly work for me.

Audrey RoseThis chilling tale explains how Elliot Hoover figured out that Ivy Templeton has the soul of his dead daughter. What I don’t understand is why so many years passed before Ivy began to show signs of her condition.

The story is similar to demonic possession and acted that way in many parts with Ivy becoming more and more integrated with this other soul, well technically the same soul. There’s so much that didn’t make sense, maybe, if I’d read the book, it’d make more sense, but I doubt it.

When the movie moves focus to Elliot’s trial, the tone changes, I was relieved that it didn’t last long because it was very boring. I’m not a believer in the outcome of events. Why, exactly, would Ivy have died? It just didn’t make sense. Parts of the ending were so annoying I wanted to scream, like Ivy repeating ‘Mommy,’ why? Did Audrey Rose really say it over and over again? I doubt it.

2.5 Stars

Audrey Rose is a very strange tale, but not enough for me to like it more. I give it 2.5 out of 5 Stars.

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