Hooptober Ocho rolls on!
Masterful ghost story that shows very little of a horrific nature....but sure raises the hackles!
Based on an M.R. James story, this 50-minute BBC gem was a revelation....my first viewing of a selection from their annual Christmas ghost stories from the 1970s.
Lawrence Gordon Clark, the director, changed a few things from the source story, such as setting the film in the Great Depression, rather than Victorian England....and making the protagonist older and more knowledgeable about the legend of the Lost Crown of Anglia and it's supposed supernatural protection of England from invasion. Sadly, the protagonist doesn't know that there is an entity that protects the buried crown from plunderers.
This film is so understated…