WriterMichael Heath, Tony Williams CastJacki Kerin (Linda), John Jarratt (Barney), Alex Scott (Dr Barton), Gerda Nicolson (Connie), Charles McCallum (Lance), Bernadette Gibson (Rita / Mrs Ryan) Similar moviesThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Bloody Moon, A Serbian Film, Turkey Shoot, Salt, Southland Tales
TaglineThere is something evil in this house.
Next of kin 1982
Next of Kin is a 1982 Australian horror film directed by Tony Williams.
The screenplay is by Tony Williams and Michael Heath and starring Jacki Kerin and John Jarratt.
The film was featured in the documentary Not Quite Hollywood where it was praised by Quentin Tarantino.
Next of kin 1982 trailer ozploitation horror
Linda (Kerin) inherits a retirement home called Montclare, a foreboding but apparently harmless place. While on a trip home to settle her deceased mother's estate, strange deaths begin to occur in the home. Eventually, Linda uncovers her mother's diary, which details identical events that occurred twenty years earlier.
Jacki Kerin as Linda Stevens
John Jarratt as Barney
Alex Scott as Dr. Barton
Gerda Nicolson as Connie
Charles McCallum as Lance
Bernadette Gibson as Mrs. Ryan/Rita
Robert Ratti as Kelvin
Vince Deltito as Nico
Tommy Dysart as Harry
Debra Lawrance as Carol
Matt Burns as Mr. Collins
Kristina Marshall as Linda Stevens (age 4)
Despite no Rotten Tomatoes approval rating Next of Kin currently has a 62% audience score. The film's pacing and atmosphere have been compared to that of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining by Quentin Tarantino.