This has nothing to do with Kant's Dreams of a Spirit-seer, but is all right. This is a ghost story that is … All the component elements added up to a spooky whole. IMDb 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. Prima! Watched it on Sky plus last night with DP, he shit himself as he doesn't do "scary" I was laughing saying, there was no way I would have stayed another night in that hotel especially with that ring. It’s about a quiet man who’s haunted by guilt and shame and an irrational desire to remove himself, just so he doesn’t have to feel responsible (for anyone) anymore. Plot summary. "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad" is a short ghost story by the British author M.R. © Letterboxd Limited. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. It is named after the poem by Robert Burns. Dazu mit ca. John Hurt goes for a break at a glum, out-of-season seaside hotel and finds himself haunted by a pale figure on the beach after he discovers an antique ring. Walking on a deserted beach he finds a ring with a Latin inscription which translates as "Who Is This Who Is … Gothic literature is often extremely dark and descriptive. 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’. James short story is about loss. Is…, Karl Steiger 157 films 135 6 Edit, My aim is to make the most comprehensive list of folk horror movies out there, including the obvious, the obscure,…. I see that some fans of the 1968 original didn’t care for this 2010 riff. Is says "Written by Neil Cross" but there's no "Adapted from", "Based on" or anything! The Doctor or the Tardis, witchever *shrugs*… Now make like an archaeologist and dig. I loved the way it was shot, but found both the nurse and the hotel woman creepy. Mobile site. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. Creeping and dreadful, heavy on underplayed atmosphere. All of the supporting actors to John Hurt's central performance treat him with…, Interesting to see a few changes in this remake, notably John Hurt's wife who has been put in a care home for dementia, lending an emotional 'in' for the protagonist that I lacked in the 1968 version. And apparently…it never existed. What's scarier, spirits from beyond the grave or your spouse getting mad atchu, A list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…. It terrified me. “Shithead.”. Gerne hätte ich John Hurt hier etwas extrovertierter gesehen. And yes, I read them on my own in the bedroom with just a sidelight on. With John Hurt, Gemma Jones, Lesley Sharp, Sophie Thompson. “Something strange, though. Here you areThe Mezzotint is the one I was talking about. One of the hardest genres to pin down. “And nasty things happening. Apparently Neil Cross, the writer, was staying in a hotel in Devon, probably for research or something. Folk Horror - Hours Dreadful and Things Strange (Adam Scovell). The most horrible story of his IMO is the one with picture of the house. There’s a scratching at the door. And the scare scenes are GOOD. 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. Deciding to revisit it again this autumn (purely for the purposes of uploading it to Facebook) meant a host of mostly cosmetic changes. Finally watching this ten years on I have to unfortunately say that I’m disappointed. Is it horror? After placing his ailing wife Alice (Gemma Jones) in a care home, retired academic James Parkin (John Hurt) goes to stay at a wintry out-of-season hotel which they used to visit together. Not a patch on the 1968 original, but worth a look all the same, largely due to a terrific performance from John Hurt.The problem that I have with this is that it fails to encapsulate the world of M.R.James as its predecessor did. Dennoch eine schöne Neuauflage - ein fabelhafter Hurt, stets von einer ansteckend-pessimistischen Betäubtheit umgeben, ein minimalistisch-spukhafter Soundtrack, und famose Aufnahmen gespenstisch einsamer Strände. Film data from TMDb. I fixed a couple of rough edits and took care of a couple of sound issues that I was never quite happy with. John Hurt lies on an old bed, fingering a ring he found on the beach with almost Hobbit-like intimacy. I must find a copy of the original as well. it is frightening so far?