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Crooked House 

A ghost story about a cursed house. The cursed house - Geap Manor - weaves together three ghost stories set during Georgian times, the 1920s and the present day.
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Series cast summary:
Lee Ingleby ...  Ben 4 episodes, 2008
Mark Gatiss ...  Curator / ... 4 episodes, 2008
Derren Brown ...  Sir Roger Widdowson 2 episodes, 2008
Beth Goddard ...  Mrs Glanville 2 episodes, 2008
Vanessa Havell Vanessa Havell ...  Lady Widdowson 2 episodes, 2008
Philip Jackson ...  Bloxham / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Andy Nyman ...  Duncalfe / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Ian Hallard ...  Felix / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Julian Rhind-Tutt ...  Noakes 2 episodes, 2008
John Arthur ...  Coil 2 episodes, 2008
Jennifer Higham ...  Ruth 2 episodes, 2008
Samuel Barnett ...  Billy 2 episodes, 2008
Cal Freestone Cal Freestone ...  Lucy 2 episodes, 2008
Rufus Jones ...  Niggs / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Jayne Dickinson Jayne Dickinson ...  Gracie 2 episodes, 2008
Julia Dalkin Julia Dalkin ...  Jess 2 episodes, 2008
Jean Marsh ...  Lady Constance de Momery 2 episodes, 2008
Daniela Denby-Ashe ...  Hannah 2 episodes, 2008
Barbara Kirby Barbara Kirby ...  Miss Adams 2 episodes, 2008
Anna Madeley ...  Katherine 2 episodes, 2008
David Ryall ...  Mr Paget 2 episodes, 2008
Lauren Jones Lauren Jones ...  The Bride 2 episodes, 2008
John Lebar ...  The Abomination 2 episodes, 2008
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A ghost story about a cursed house. The cursed house - Geap Manor - weaves together three ghost stories set during Georgian times, the 1920s and the present day.

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One undesirable residence. Buyer beware.

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Horror | Mystery

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

22 December 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Crooked House See more »

Filming Locations:

Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK

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(3 episodes) | (repeat omnibus)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Do you believe in ghosts?
16 February 2019 | by Fudge-3See all my reviews

"Do you believe in ghosts?"

"No. But I'm afraid of them."

So starts a three part ghost story about the Tudor, Geap Manor and the hauntings there.

Part 1. The Wainscot. Joseph Bloxham is flush from the profits of a venture bubble that has left dozens of other investors in ruin. He buys Geap Manor and goes about installing improvements including some fine wainscoting in the drawing room. But there is something unquiet about the wood and at night he hears noises coming from behind the panels.

Part 2. Something Old. Geap House is the venue of a costume party of bright young things in 1927. The host announces his engagement to Ruth Sykes. Soon after Ruth sees visions of a veiled bride gliding among the guests.

Part 3. The Knocker. Geap House has been pulled down but its door knocker turns up in a historian's back garden. He fastens it to his own front door. Then at exactly 2:43 at night; someone or something knocks the door.

Overall I really enjoyed Crooked House, an excellent trio of proper old-fashioned ghost stories.

The Wainscot is the best ghost story and is worth a 9 on its own.

Something Old suffers from a lack of atmosphere, the house never feels threatening.

The door knocker from part three is a brilliant mechanism for a spooky tale and while still good; the latter half of the story does not match the introduction.


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