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A series of six effective and concise chillers commissioned by ATV from Producer Nicholas Palmer, and Writer Nigel Kneale, who had just left as a Staff Writer for the BBC, broadcast on Saturday nights. The episodes all had a minimal feel, with the stories taking place in ordinary locations, such as a farm house, a supermarket, or a front room.

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Childhood Nightmares And Many Sleepless Nights from the episode BABY!!!!!!!
29 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

There have been many moments on television considered the scariest but i remember vividly an episode from this series entitled BABY. Like many other reviewers here it scared me half to death as a boy, so it was with much trepidation that and interest i began watching a copy of the series ....believe me that episode has lost non of its power. Obvious;y some of the effects have dated but its such a frightening story and so well told that it still sends a shiver down the spine. I never watched any other episodes so cannot comment on how they came across at the time but having watched them now they stand up very well indeed.

They are a little on the 'wordy' side and are very studio bound, the lack of budget allows the stories to breath (sometimes a bit too much on BUDDY BOY), relying more on actors than flashy MTV editing styles. Stand outs be During Barty's Party (relying on 2 actors and a sound effect) and Baby (that thing!!!).


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