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Roy Collinson
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A research team from an electronics company move into an old Victorian house to start work on finding a new recording medium. When team member Jill Greeley witnesses a ghost, team director Peter Brock decides not only to analyse the apparition, which he believes is a psychic impression trapped in a stone wall (dubbed a "stone tape"), but to exorcise it too - with terrifying results... Written by Anonymous

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The bar helper recalls an African American soldier she met during WWII telling her that there were guppies in the wall of Taskerlands or maybe "duppies". In Carribean Folklore, a "Duppy" is a ghost or spirit, typically malevolent. See more »

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Near the end of the film, as Jill climbs the staircase and holds the railing, you can see how the supposedly stone wall stretches where it's attached to the railing. See more »

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Alan: Taskerlands is full of rats. We used to play up there when I was a kid.
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Although this show is over 1/4 century old, it still chills.
13 June 2000 | by (Leigh-on-Sea, England) – See all my reviews

I first saw The Stone Tape during its original television airing around Christmas 1972. The show's stories and images haunted me, discussing the programme with friends, I found that they were also impressed with its premise and presentation: A very rational group of scientists confronting the irrational situation of a haunting.

I spent years hoping to see Stone Tape again, then at a SF convention, Stone Tape was on the programme, so I dragged a bunch of friends along to watch. The verdict from everyone was: Totally excellent! An amazing piece of thought provoking entertainment.

Today we have the X-files, so we are used to spooky views of the supernatural, but I still think The Stone Tape would stand up to the scrutiny of a modern audience. This was a unique piece of television.


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