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Lawrence Gordon Clark
Mr Humphreys, a modest clerk, unexpected inherits a country mansion from an obscure uncle. In its grounds lies a maze and when he explores it, the new owner disturbs something frightening at its center.
The story centers on a young boy named Steven, who, following an argument between his parents is sent to live with his Uncle Abney and his wife Mary at a remote house. While there, Steven uncovers a few unpleasant surprises
This stunning horror film by famous short story writer M.R.James is only 40 minutes long but is probably the best horror film I've ever seen. It terrified me as a kid and stood up well when repeated recently, although it came across as a more playful piece this time around. Fast film stock gives a horribly verite atmosphere to the proceedings and nothing can beat the grotesque sight of the kids with long fingernails marching remorselessly towards the camera to the eerie sound of a Hurdy Gurdy. Respect due to a work of genius.
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