Audrey Rose ★★½

Audrey Rose is a subtle ghost story manifest as a not-so-subtle melodrama; one of a slew of post-Exorcist, post-Carrie paranormal chillers in the mid to late ’70s that centred on children, usually girls coming of age, and in this case a mash-up flavoured with nods to more highfalutin fare like Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now. As knock-offs go, this one does have a certain class, from its name director in Oscar winner and genre veteran Robert Wise, to an early-career turn from Anthony Hopkins. But it’s nevertheless on a tier below its influences — not least because it’s shot and scored like a TV movie of the week.