Where was The Turning filmed? The House Filming Location

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Killruddery House in County Wicklow, Ireland, served as the perfect eerie backdrop for The Turning, the new horror movie directed by Floria Sigismondi.

The Italian-Canadian filmmaker is a veteran director of music videos for big names including Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Leonard Cohen, Katy Perry, and David Bowie.

She also was in charge of two episodes of The Handmaid's Tale and the American Gods TV series. Steven Spielberg is also involved in this project as executive producer.

Where was The Turning filmed

The plot of The Turning revolves around a mysterious house in the Maine countryside (Maine is Stephen King's state where many horror movies, series, and books are set).

A newly appointed nanny is charged with the care of two peculiar orphans, Flora and Miles, after the deaths of their parents. Obviously, they are not gonna spend the evenings happily, hunting pokémons in the garden and having cookies with tea.

As IMDb reports, this is one of two adaptations of the 1898 Henry James Gothic novel The Turn of the Screw that this year 2020 will make us quake in our boots.

The other is the return of the awaited excellent Netflix's series The Haunting of Hill House by Mike Flanagan, which will now be called for the second season The Haunting of Bly Manor.

The house is a character too, full of dark rooms, secrets, and a terrifying haunting tale. This is the filming location in Ireland of The Turning movie:

The Turning house location

The Turning house
The Turning mansion is the Killruddery House, a magnificent 17th-century country house, some 12 miles south of Dublin.

The Orangery, inspired by the style of the Crystal Palace in London, was designed and built by William Burns in 1852.
Image courtesy of Universal Pictures and Google Maps - The Turning house location

Die Besessenen haus drehort
This 800-acre estate contains a lot of history: it was established in 1618 by the fourth and sixth Earls of Meath, and nowadays it still belongs to the same family, the current 15th Earl of Meath and Lord and Lady Ardee - so don't be surprised if the ghosts of their ancestors are showing up on camera at some point.

The Killruddery House is a tourist attraction that hosts one of Ireland’s most renowned gardens. It is filled with beautiful flowering woodland, high-hedged pathways, a natural amphitheater area, the Long Ponds, and a Walled Garden.

The Turning filming location
The estate features several events and outdoor concerts throughout the year, including the annual Groove Festival. Most of the interiors were also filmed in the house.

The Turning film location was also featured in many productions including Far and Away (1992), Angela’s Ashes (1999), and The Tudors (2007).

More recently it was the Widow and the Butterflies Sanctuary of the AMC's post-apocalyptic Kung Fu western Into the Badlands and the school of magic house of the Fate the Winx Saga series.
Image courtesy of It's Me

The Turning mansion
Pictured, a scene filmed in the round pound called the Beech Circle. Some areas appearing in the movie are shaped to create a maze-like walk that frames the 19th Century statues.

By the way, that the movie has nothing to do with The Turn House restaurant in Columbia, Maryland.

The Turning Cast
The main cast of The Turning is led by Mackenzie Davis as the troubled babysitter Kate. She also appeared in Terminator: Dark Fate, The Martian, Blade Runner 2049, The F Word and co-starred in the popular San Junipero episode of the television series Black Mirror.

Rising star Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler from Stranger Things series), plays Miles and young actress Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project) is Flora. Joely Richardson (Red Sparrow, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) is the blond Demoness.

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