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Crooked House 

A ghost story about a cursed house. The cursed house - Geap Manor - weaves together three ghost stories set during Georgian times, the 1920s and the present day.






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Series cast summary:
Lee Ingleby ...  Ben 4 episodes, 2008
Mark Gatiss ...  Curator / ... 4 episodes, 2008
Derren Brown ...  Sir Roger Widdowson 2 episodes, 2008
Beth Goddard ...  Mrs Glanville 2 episodes, 2008
Vanessa Havell Vanessa Havell ...  Lady Widdowson 2 episodes, 2008
Philip Jackson ...  Bloxham / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Andy Nyman ...  Duncalfe / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Ian Hallard ...  Felix / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Julian Rhind-Tutt ...  Noakes 2 episodes, 2008
John Arthur ...  Coil 2 episodes, 2008
Jennifer Higham ...  Ruth 2 episodes, 2008
Samuel Barnett ...  Billy 2 episodes, 2008
Cal Freestone Cal Freestone ...  Lucy 2 episodes, 2008
Rufus Jones ...  Niggs / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Jayne Dickinson Jayne Dickinson ...  Gracie 2 episodes, 2008
Julia Dalkin Julia Dalkin ...  Jess 2 episodes, 2008
Jean Marsh ...  Lady Constance de Momery 2 episodes, 2008
Daniela Denby-Ashe ...  Hannah 2 episodes, 2008
Barbara Kirby Barbara Kirby ...  Miss Adams 2 episodes, 2008
Anna Madeley ...  Katherine 2 episodes, 2008
David Ryall ...  Mr Paget 2 episodes, 2008
Lauren Jones Lauren Jones ...  The Bride 2 episodes, 2008
John Lebar ...  The Abomination 2 episodes, 2008


A ghost story about a cursed house. The cursed house - Geap Manor - weaves together three ghost stories set during Georgian times, the 1920s and the present day.

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One undesirable residence. Buyer beware.


Horror | Mystery







Release Date:

22 December 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Crooked House See more »

Filming Locations:

Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK

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(3 episodes) | (repeat omnibus)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Affectionately spooky TV horror anthology
15 January 2011 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

CROOKED HOUSE is a fun ghost trilogy from writer/actor and horror aficionado Mark Gatiss and made as a modern BBC Ghost Story for Christmas. In actual fact, the inspiration is more clearly the genre of portmanteau horrors made by Amicus during the '60s and '70s of which TALES FROM THE CRYPT is a good example.

This three parter is based around a Tudor mansion with a haunted reputation, told by a museum curator in the present day played by Gatiss himself. While the cheapness of the TV production is sometimes apparent, Gatiss' love and respect for genre makes this an anthology impossible to dislike.

The first story is my favourite. Set in the 18th century, The Wainscoting is a traditional haunted house piece with clever details and a suitably frightening spirit manifestation. Philip Jackson gives an excellent performance as the gruff stock trader heading towards a cruel fate and the vibe I got from this was spot on. The second episode, Something Old, is less successful, it's a story of a family curse that features too little horror and too much exposition. The last story, which I think is just called The Knocker, is on firmer ground and delivers a mildly spooky modern-day haunting.

This is all topped off with a pleasing twist ending which will be familiar to those who have seen and enjoyed the likes of DR TERROR'S HOUSE OF HORRORS.

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