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The Other

Released 1972
Distributor 20th Century Fox

This creepy, bucolic period horror film didn’t make much of an impression theatrically, but was rediscovered through late-night television airings. Although former actor turned best-selling author Tom Tryon wrote the screenplay from his own novel, he professed to be disappointed with To Kill a Mockingbird director Robert Mulligan’s nostalgia-laced, Ray Bradburyish handling of it. Composer Jerry Goldsmith’s music score was heavily edited in the release version.