Yeah, this blog generally covers movies, what with Kinematographically focused, but i hadn't added a review in a few days and had this one lying around. Sue me. No don't. Or, yeah, waste your time if you like, i've got sod all.
Ghoulish goings on gratis from Gatiss
As a long-time fan of British horror of the golden age, from the 1950s
to the 1970s, i have always has a special fondness for the
'portmanteau' form of storytelling. Usually comprising three to five
short stories interlinked by a framing story, this device was well used
by Amicus films in such gems as "Asylum", "The House That Dripped
Blood" and "From Beyond the Grave".
This BBC Christmas offering from a couple of years ago revived the
format that has, i suppose, lain dormant since '80s US revivals such as
"Creepshow" and "Tales from the Darkside". Written by actor and writer
Mark Gatiss - no slouch when it comes to knowledge of the sinister side
of the silver screen as his "History of Horror" documentaries proved -
this tells us three tales involving the history of the sinister Geap
Manor, relayed by a sinister museum curator (Gatiss) to a schoolteacher
A cold collation to chill the cockles at Christmastime.