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The Haunting of Barney Palmer Television (Full Length) – 1986 Fantasy Adaptation Children

The Haunting of Barney Palmer

Television (Full Length) – 1986 Fantasy Adaptation Children

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The Haunting of Barney Palmer is a fantasy film for children about a young boy who is haunted by his great uncle. Young Barney fears that he has inherited the Scholar family curse; a suite of 80s-era effects ramp up the supernatural suspense. The film was a co-production between PBS (United States) and Wellington's Gibson Group, which resulted in Ned Beatty (Deliverance, Network) being cast. It was written by Margaret Mahy, based on her Carnegie Award-winning novel The Haunting, and an early fruitful collaboration between her and director Yvonne Mackay.

I'm coming to catch you ... slowly. You'll have time to get used to me.
– Barney's Great Uncle