Rent A Warning to the Curious (1972)

3.8 of 5 from 70 ratings
0h 50min
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Synopsis:
Dim the lights, stoke up the fire and settle down for a classic chiller from the BBC's much loved 'A Ghost Story for Christmas' series. Based on a story by the master of the supernatural tale, M.R. James, 'A Warning to the Curious' tells the tale of three fabled crowns buried on the Norfolk coast which, according to legend, protect England from invasion. When an amateur archaeologist goes treasure hunting for the last remaining crown, he digs up more than he bargained for... An eerie, atmospheric production which builds to a terrifying climax.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Lawrence Gordon Clark
Writers:
Lawrence Gordon Clark, Mr. James
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
British Films, Drama, Horror
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/11/2002
Run Time:
50 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • A reading of the original M.R. James story by Michael Hordern

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Reviews (1) of A Warning to the Curious

A Classic - A Warning to the Curious review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
21/10/2010

Although getting on a bit this film still has the power to scare. The muted film stock and lack of widescreen add to the feeling of timelessness but it's the cinematography that gives the film its edge. Long lingering shots of the remote Norfolk countryside coupled with the haunting soundtrack create a sense of unease which builds throughout. Many a modern horror filmmaker could take a lesson from Lawrence Gordon Clark on how to evoke emotion and threat on the screen.

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