Ghostwatch (1992)

Ghostwatch (1992) movie poster

director  Stephen Volk
viewed: 07/17/2018

Arguably a descendant of Orson Welles 1938 radio play of War of the Worlds, Ghostwatch aired on BBC in 1992 and freaked out much of the viewing public.

I’m rather late to the game on this one, but it’s rock solid in its facsimile of a live BBC show investigating a poltergeist on Halloween night. Also in featuring recognizable contemporary program presenters in the narrative.

Extraordinarily well done.

Oddly it also reminded me of the bizarre “docufiction”, Mermaids: The Body Found (2011), though this recent fake documentary was more a ballsy lie on the Discovery Channel, which doesn’t typically traffic in fiction.

Hat tip to my Letterboxd community for helping me discover Ghostwatch.

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