Stingless Stories: Scorpion Tales (1978)

Scorpion Tales occupies a lower tier in the pantheon of great British horror television of the 1970s, but did it deserve more than a single series? Andrew Screen investigates the programme’s six-episode run…​

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Ghosts In Time: revisiting Moondial

Time-travel or ghost story? Robert Taylor takes a look at Moondial, a classic children’s drama that puts the resilience of children, in the face of adversity, at its heart…​

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Creeping through the countryside

At once sublime and horrifying, the English countryside is increasingly the backdrop in horror that explores a growing unease about our place in the world. Melissa Elborn digs deeper into why the ground beneath our feet is revealing our darkest imaginings…

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A Beguiling Bleakness: Casting the Runes

Following his final film for the BBC’s A Ghost Stories for Christmas series, Lawrence Gordon Clark went freelance and landed at ITV where he turned his considerable talents toward directing another M.R. James story, Casting the Runes, for their Playhouse strand…

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