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The Premonition (1976)





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This provocative, highly atmospheric horror movie tells the tale of a young girl who is terrified that her insane mother will take her away from her beloved foster mother. One day, the crazed real mother attempts to contact the girl at school, but her foster mother has a premonition and gets there in time to protect the girl. Eventually though, the real mother and her terrifying boy friend, a carnival clown, succeed and whisk her away, leaving the bereaved foster parents to enlist the assistance of a parapsychologist to help them interpret the foster mother's terrifying dreams and psychic connection to the girl and find her before it is too late.


Sharon Farrell
as Sheri Bennett
Edward Bell
as Prof. Miles Bennett
Jeff Corey
as Det. Lt. Mark Denver
Ellen Barber
as Andrea Fletcher
Chitra Neogy
as Dr. Jeena Kingsly
Thomas Williams
as Todd Fletcher
Roy White
as Dr. Larabee
Wilmuth Cooper
as Gypsy Lady
Robert Harper
as Carnival Watchman
Mark Schneider
as Patrolman at Bennett House
Stanley W. Winn
as Dean Fuller
Edward L. Emling Jr.
as Questioning Student
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Critic Reviews for The Premonition

All Critics (4)

Robert Allan Schnizter's sophomore film The Premonition is notably atmospheric during its protracted set-up, but falls apart disastrously in the second half.

October 7, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

A solid horror entry with some fitfully interesting pseudo-metaphysical concepts.

January 17, 2017 | Rating: 4/5

Whether all this seems a marvel or a muddle may well depend on the individual viewer - but from its mime-act opening to its concert finale (with murder, mystery and mayhem in between), The Premonition is certainly a curio.

February 16, 2016 | Full Review…

While it is not a masterpiece, it is not an outright failure either. It exists in a metaphysical zone all its own.

August 11, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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