Made of stern stuff, me. Can't vouch for their quality or just how…, An attempt to create a list of every film mentioned in 'The Evolution of Horror' podcast., I made this for myself but I thought others might find it useful. Share with Tangle Teezer - £100 voucher to be won, Talk widget showing discussions of the day & trending threads, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox. This has nothing to do with Kant's Dreams of a Spirit-seer, but is all right. Neither of us slept well. Every Horror Film Made from 1895 - present, The Chronological History of the Cinematic Macabre, Everything Even Potentially/vaguely Gothic, The Evolution of Horror: Every film mentioned (a work in progress), Folk Horror: edgelands, holloways, barrows and furrows. ‘By all means, Rogers; there’s nothing 1 should like better. John Hurt lies on an old bed, fingering a ring he found on the beach with almost Hobbit-like intimacy. The moment it finished I turned on all the lights. Perhaps the best way to defuse the tension is to kill it with a joke. I love MR James. The story was read at a Christmas gathering in 1903 then published the following year as part of the anthology Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. Holy shit: the 2010 version of British ghost story Whistle and I’ll Come to You (with a predictably great performance by John Hurt) is so good. One of the hardest genres to pin down. Luckily, Hurt is excellent, so can carry the thing. There are noises. I agree, some bits were scary but I didnt really understand the ending, I thought maybe the wife was trying to tell him its still her and shes still inside that body even though she has dementia.Not sure why he died though. All the component elements added up to a spooky whole. ( Log Out /  This includes any film…, Folk Horror is a weird one all right. I prefer it, tbh. Although this movie version is slightly different from the James story, it's still excellent and, well, sad. Can someone explain it to me please ? still haven't got round to watching this may do this afternoon, I saw this, it was great I thought, then my mum said how much better the original story so I am off to find a copy. To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. And yes, I read them on my own in the bedroom with just a sidelight on. Despite slightly lacking in some of the vague metaphysical horror of the earlier effort, this is still a fantastically frightening short film, with only a few dud moments or misfires. James’ stories.” “Well, yes . Yes I watched it my bedroom, in the darkThe door banging frightened the life out of meI think it was his mind playing tricks on him when her 'ghost' appeared, and he died of fright, non?Whne her fingers appeared under the door though..., I've read various explanations on other boards, none of which make sense! You remember the ugly bust they had in the bedroom? Finally watching this ten years on I have to unfortunately say that I’m disappointed. Thanks V Much! It takes the bare bones, motifs and imagery of James' tale and hangs upon it an intriguing story about the isolation a man feels from a specific kind of bereavement; the loss a husband feels when his wife succumbs to Alzheimer's disease. The Doctor or the Tardis, witchever *shrugs*… Now make like an archaeologist and dig. Is says "Written by Neil Cross" but there's no "Adapted from", "Based on" or anything! This is done by the use of pathetic fallacy in that Hill describes the atmosphere with gusts that blew’ and that during the night it ‘Increased greatly In force’.