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4.0 out of 5 stars Shivers down the spine, 20 Jan 2013
This review is from: Ghost Stories from the BBC: The Signalman / Stigma / The Ice House (DVD) (DVD)
The Signalman is a well-known Dickens story brought to life - the railway cutting, the signal-box and the ghost by the tunnel are all just as I imagined them, the acting is superb, and the atmosphere creepy. It is the best of the three films by a long way.
Stigma is also creepy but in a totally different way. There is a lot of blood, some nudity, and a lot of unanswered questions such as "Why didn't she get a doctor sooner?"! But the story links ancient misdemeanours with modern consequences, which is a fairly common them in these stories - in other words, the past comes back to bite the person who dares to uncover it.
The Ice House looks terribly dated to me, and I have to say the acting is not as good as it could be. Again a good story, but I don't like the camera work in places, and there are a lot of gaps in the plot and action where you have to fill in with your own imagination, if you can.
Overall I am glad the BBC has re-released these three on DVD, and I think the set is worth the money - just. I would probably pay that for the Signalman on its own, to justify the cost.
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