Rent Rare Chills (1978)

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0h 53min
Rent Rare Chills (aka Rare Chills: A Collection of Rare Spine-Chilling Tales) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Do you wake at night, hearing sounds under the floorboards? Are ghosts real? Or figments of your imagination? Are you brave enough to walk through a graveyard at night? Two chilling tales of terror to keep you awake at night:

The Fearmakers: The Shadow of Death
Shot on location at Warwick Castle, this spooky tale stars Jack Woolgar as Booth and Barry Stokes as Weaver.
Supernatural: Mrs. Amworth (1978)
A mysterious epidemic is attacking an English village and the inhabitants are gradually being drained of their blood. Francis Urcombe becomes convinced that the disease is the work of a vampire.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
William F. Deneen
Writers:
E.F. Benson, Hugh Whitemore
Aka:
Rare Chills: A Collection of Rare Spine-Chilling Tales
Studio:
Kaleidoscope Home Ent.
Genres:
Classics, Horror, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/08/2018
Run Time:
53 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W

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Sizzling Stakes - Rare Chills review by CH

Spoiler Alert
18/02/2021

Filmed in what looks to be the hot summer of 1976 and based upon a decades-old story by E.F. Benson, Mrs Amworth opens with the eponymous Glynis Johns at the wheel of an open-top motor-car as she causes many a collision for which she cannot be directly blamed as she arrives in a village dominated by its church and graveyard.

With a script by Hugh Whitemore, it proves to be all the more topical, for the villagers are going down with a virus which drains them of their energy. Is indeed wildlife to blame? Why do some refuse to have a necessary blood test? Are those who blame it upon gnat bites on the right track?

Made for television, this half-hour yarn has a fair amount of its garish period colour (and appalling taste in men's clothes). And yet, with a bravura performance by Glynis Johns, who appears to have stepped - breast-clinging dresses and all - more from Tennessee Williams than Benson's Mapp and Lucia, it is well worth one's time, as much for the crowded bar-be-que as solitary graveside moments which traverse the centuries.

We need more films made from Benson's supernatural tales (meanwhile be sure not to miss the post-war Dead of Night, part of which derives from him).

The second part of this short two-film disc, Mrs Amworth is the better bet.

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