Saturday, 25 February 2012

Never blow a dead mans whistle...

A classic bit of spooky telly based on a short story by the British author M.R.James. Everything about this film subtly evokes an atmosphere of unease without ever resorting to the latter day techniques of jam and bangs. The dream sequences are particularly effective and feature some great other worldy sounds. I believe this was remade and fleshed out a bit in 2011 with John Hurt in the lead role, but i doubt that version can beat this one. Watch and forever be terrified of rambling/duvets.

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