An archeologist goes treasure hunting along the English coast in search of a lost, fabled crown that supposedly helps protect Great Britain against invasion.

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Julian Herrington ...
Archaeologist
John Kearney ...
Ager / Ghost
David Cargill ...
Boots
George Benson ...
Vicar
Roger Milner ...
Antique Shop Owner (as Roger Millner)
Gilly Fraser ...
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David Pugh ...
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Cyril Appleton ...
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An amateur archaeologist, Mr Paxton (Peter Vaughan), travels to the coastal Norfolk town of Seaburgh. His research has uncovered an old Anglo-Saxon legend telling of three fabled crowns that protect England from invasion. One is said to have been lost in a war, a second lost to the sea - but the third is thought to be hidden somewhere near Seaburgh. Paxton checks into a local inn where, despite the suspicions of the locals, he hears that another archaeologist searching for the crown was found dead more than a decade ago. His inquiries lead him to the grave of a local man, William Ager who was said to be the last of his line and a guardian of the crown. Paxton goes to search the woods near Ager's former home but his excavations will unearth something more than the fabled crown. Written by Mark_a_Wood <markawood@hotmail.co.uk>

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Ghost Story for Christmas: A Warning to the Curious  »

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A lesson in horror
24 April 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

It's true this film is one of an endangered species of Horror films. It is quite simply at first glance terrifying, it's blend of suspense, dark atmosphere, good script and wonderful shots make it one of the best ghost films there is and I hear it cost under £10,000 to make, Hollywood could learn a thing or two from these British classics. Vaughan and Swift are good in the leading rolls and the ending is really spooky to say the least.


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