Monday, 26 October 2015

Creepy Lost Hearts

For tonight's countdown to Halloween post, I am blogging again about a ghost story by M.R. James. This time, it has the originality to have the ghosts as tell tale sign of evil rather than the source of evil itself, although they remain terrifying. The villain of the story is actually a warlock. I am talking of Lost Hearts. You can read it online here. Now, I wanted especially to show you a particularly creepy scene from the BBC adaptation of the short story. In the adaptation, the climax that was in the original short story set on New Year's Eve has been moved to... All Hallow's Eve. So it is even more fitting to have it here. The scene below shows that if childhood is the source of many primal fears, children themselves can be a source of terror. Tell me what you think of it.

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