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A Ghost Story For Christmas

As temperatures plummet well below zero and many will be putting their Xmas trees and decorations up, it’s the perfect time to curl up by the fire with a glass of port and a mince pie to watch the BFI’s collection of the BBC’s adaptations of M.R. James ghost stories.
SARAH GREGORY is ready to be spooked, in HD

Throughout the ’70s the BBC’s A Ghost Story For Christmas was a cherished seasonal tradition. Retellings of classic Victorian tales of the supernatural in equal parts gripping, haunting and terrifying – and which continue to captivate to this day.

Previously only available on DVD, the BFI are launching a beautifully packaged limited-edition three-disc Blu-ray boxset, Ghost Stories For Christmas Volume 1, just in time for … Christmas.
Coinciding with the awesome UK-wide In Dreams Are Monsters horror film season, this box set focuses on the master of ghost storytelling, M.R. James. Featuring his two masterpieces, Whistle And I’ll Come to You – Michael Hordern unwittingly unleashing a terrorising supernatural force in the Suffolk seaside – and A Warning To The Curious (this writer’s absolute fave), which sees Peter Vaughan meddling with centuries-old East Anglian mythical traditions;  the supernatural revenge tale The Stalls Of Barchester and the heart-breaking vampiric The Lost Hearts complete the set.
For those, like me, who love these ghost stories already, a Blu-ray version with lots of bonus extras is very exciting! For the uninitiated, you are in for one hell of a treat this winter.

Ghost Stories For Christmas Volume 1 is available now. Order here


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