Dark August (1975)

35mm film, colour
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Martin Goldman.

Plot Summary

When his granddaughter is run down by a negligent driver, a man uses his supernatural powers to take his .


Directed by: Martin Goldman
© Raffia First Co 1975
Raffia Productions & Marianne Kanter present a Martin Goldman film
Produced by: Marianne Kanter and Martin Goldman
Assistant Producer: Steven Schwartz
Associate Producer: John E. Quill
Production Manager: John E. Quill
Production Coordinators: Dennis Hayes, Susan Kirson
Written by: J.J. Barry, Martin Goldman, Carole Shelyne [real name: Carolyne Barry]
1st Assistant Director: John E. Quill
2nd Assistant Director: Walter Rearick
Script Supervisor: Kay Chapin
Director of Photography: Richard E. Brooks
1st Assistant Cameraman: David Anderson
2nd Assistant Cameraman: David Elliot
Gaffer: Thomas Cestare
Grip: Joseph Carrol
Editor: Dennis Hayes
Assistant Editor: Hanna Wajshonig
Editorial Consultant: Ralph Rosenblum
Color Consultant: Dan Sandberg
Negative Cutter: Irving Rathner
Chem-Tone Process: T.V.C. Lab
Music by: William S. Fischer
Location Sound: J. Lencina
Boom Man: Bobby Rogow
Recording Mixer: Al Gramaglia
Sound Editors: Dan Sable, Harriet Glickstein
Make-up: Lynn Donahue|Lynn Donohue
Special Effects: Ed Drohan
Titles and Opticals: EUE Screen Gems
Property Man: Jack Wright Jr
Illustrations by: Sandy Hoffman
Production Contributors: Robert Colesbury, Dale White, William Pankow
Psychic Advisor: Charles House
Air Transportation: Allegheny Airlines
Wardrobe Supplied by: Grecophelia, Say Yes, Jax
Production Vehicles Courtesy of: Ford Motor Company and International Harvester
Filmed entirely on location… thanks to the town of Stowe, Vermont and Harriet Lewis

J.J. Barry (Sal Devito)
Carole Shelyne [real name: Carolyne Barry] (Jackie)
Kim Hunter as Adrianna [Putnam]
Kate McKeown (Lesley)
Frank Bongiorno (Theo)
William Robertson (the grandfather)
Richard Allan Fay (Paul)
Martin Harvey Friedberg (tavern drunk)
Kenneth W. Libby (sheriff)
Stan Shefler (1st deputy sheriff)
Kenneth Kaplan (2nd deputy sheriff)
Gerry Lou (accountant)
Randie Wilder (sales girl)
Mona [supplied by] Captain Haggerty's School for Dogs
Karen Lewis (the child)
the Stowe Volunteer Fire Department

Alternative Titles

The Hant – working title
Musta elokuu – Finland
Svarta Augusti – Sweden
La venganza de los endemoniados – Colombian title



  • Variety 7 May 1975 p.275 – article (New York Sound Track)


  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.79
  • Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990 by Brian Albright p.312