Tag: M.R. James

Why I love Night of the Demon (1957)

REN ZELEN reveals why Night of the Demon, aka Curse of the Demon, directed by Jacques Tourner, has made such an impression on her.

M.R. James Ghost Stories with Robert Lloyd Parry VIDEO INTERVIEW

Spooky Isles spoke to Robert Lloyd Parry about how he's brought his intimate M.R. James stage performances online during the coronavirus lockdown.

Real-life M.R. James locations every fan must visit

Here are the locations you can visit that inspired English horror writer M.R. James, thanks to EDDIE BRAZIL
Who was Dr Rant

The Tractate Middoth: Who was Doctor Rant?

What inspired Dr Rant's burial in The Tractate Middoth? Guest writer MATTHEW E BANKS comes up with some ideas!

A Morbid Curiosity: The Art of Montague Rhodes James

Guest writer MATTHEW E BANKS explores M.R. James' influence on modern horror culture
Who was Dr Rant

The Tractate Middoth: 10 amazing things you didn’t know

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES unearths 10 interesting facts about M.R. James' The Tractate Middoth

30 things you never knew about BBC's A Ghost Story for Christmas

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES unearths some facts on the production and locations of a much loved British TV institution.

Who ‘invented’ the Christmas Ghost Story?

BARRY McCANN takes a look at the traditional English Christmas Ghost Story

The Lost Will of Dr Rant (NBC, 1951) marks early MR James TV adaptation

BARRY McCANN discusses the early television production of an MR James ghost story, The Lost Will of Dr. Rant (NBC, 1951)
Lost Hearts A ghost Story for Christmas

Lost Hearts (Ghost Story for Christmas 1973) REVIEW

MJ STEEL COLLINS looks at the classic telling of the MR James ghost story, Lost Hearts

Don’t disturb our ancient dead at Fornham Henge

East Anglia's oldest burial ground is in danger from a road and housing development. We look at why these graves must be saved.
The work of Montague Rhodes James has been filmed many times, especially on television with A Ghost Story for Christmas, a BBC yuletide favourite

13 things you didn’t know about M.R. James

Here's 13 lesser known facts about the master of the English ghost story M.R. James
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The Ghosts of M.R. James: A Guide to Curious Phantoms

EDDIE BRAZIL explores whether M.R. James' ghost stories were based on real life paranormal events
Robert Lloyd Parry

Parry brings “powerful” M.R. James story to London

Master storyteller Robert Lloyd Parry talks to Spooky Isles about his performances as legendary ghost writer M R James...

BBC Ghost Stories REVIEW: The Stalls of Barchester/A Warning to the Curious

ADAM SCOVELL reviews BBC Ghost Stories: Whistle and I'll Come to You released by the BFI

Whistle and I’ll Come To You 1968 and 2010 REVIEWS

ADAM SCOVELL reviews BBC Ghost Stories: Whistle and I'll Come to You released this week by the BFI
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Happy Birthday M.R. James!

REN ZELEN pays tribute to the greatest English ghost writer Montague Rhodes James today on his the 150th birthday

Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook: M.R. James begins to write the rules

In the lead up to MR James' 150th birthday this year, ROBERT LLOYD PARRY explores the great writer's first full-length ghost story, Canon Alberic's Scrapbook

The Curious World of M.R. James, by Robert Lloyd Parry

Guest writer ROBERT LLOYD PARRY tells us why M.R. James' ghost stories are the spookiest

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