The Secret of Crickley Hall

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Did anyone else watch this? Thoroughly creeped out.

I read the book a few years ago- was a great read. Looking forward to watching this.

edam Sun 18-Nov-12 22:24:01

Spooky. I've already told dh I might need him to come to the bathroom with me when I wash my face (it's that thing about washing your face and looking in the mirror and what you might see behind you...)

Interesting that they've got the whole family knowing there are ghosts in episode 1 - usually scary films on this kind of topic have the whole 'don't go into the cellar' thing going on with people insisting everything's fine. And if I were a member of that family, I'd have left immediately and looked for a hotel, or at the very least all slept in the same room!

CanYouHearMe Sun 18-Nov-12 22:30:54

There's another thread on this, with a few more who have watched it. DD who never normally watches tv was hooked.

Thanks CanYou I missed that blush

Greensleeves Sun 18-Nov-12 22:36:34

I just belted it to the toilet and back feeling like there was somebody behind me blushblush

First thing that has had that effect on me since The Woman In Black years ago (the original, not the crap modern one)

PenguinBear Sun 18-Nov-12 23:35:01

Anyone read the book and able to Message me the ending?

Really Penguin??? Incoming. Don't read it if you don't want to know!

AlfieandAnnieRose Mon 19-Nov-12 09:57:38

Edam I think because its only a 3 part series (sadly) that they are not dragging out the whole seeing and believing ghosts storyline.
I thought the program was brilliant, the last bit was scary and I was very impressed by the acting of the little girl.

TheWombat Mon 19-Nov-12 10:01:42

I thought it was great - made up for the lack of Downton on a Sunday night. Does anyone else think the little girl is the same one from the Oreos advert - you know 'Daddy I'm going to show you how to eat an Oreo. First you twist it... Etc'?

BeatTheClock Mon 19-Nov-12 10:03:40

I thought it was good but who in their right mind would stay?confused After the part where the girl was attacked in her bedroom they all just went back to sleep shock We'd have all been jammed in the door in the rush to get out.

ToffeeCaramel Mon 19-Nov-12 10:33:16

I saw it and thought it was brill. I woke up screaming in the night though. I'd been dreaming that there was a man in my room (as happened to the teenage daughter.) I terrified the life out of my dh! In my dream one of my children had gone missing, but i'm not sure which one. Will definitely be watching next week despite it causing me nightmares! It was in the same vein as Marchlands which was the best thing on TV last year IMO.

ToffeeCaramel Mon 19-Nov-12 10:41:44

I wonder who the old man is who tends the graves. Could he have been one of the orphans? (Don't say if you know the answer!) We know that the prefect boy and the abused jewish little boy are dead as we saw their graves. I wonder why the teacher girl has a withered arm.

I have recorded it ( how dare it clash with Cleb!) so will be watching tonight!

ToffeeCaramel Mon 19-Nov-12 10:42:51

and of course i wonder what happened to Cam and what the link is with Crickley Hall.

I thought it was utterly shit. The acting was rubbish, and it wasn't scary at all(I am a complete wimp). Was disappointed!

jessiegeesusinamanger Mon 19-Nov-12 10:57:09

I'm just past half way with the book and absolutely hooked. I thought I'd be ok to watch part 1 without ruining the surprise or anything so I started it. But from the beginning none of the characters were how I'd imagined them and I didn't like the Dad or the kids' acting so I turned off, went to bed and got back to the book which is really creepy.

Waswondering Mon 19-Nov-12 10:59:59

I watched it with my hand over my eyes at time .... then also had the whole fear of brushing my teeth.

BUT - the worst bit was when ds (9 - who'd been tucked up in bed since 8pm!!) appeared in our room at middnight after a bad dream - he said he could hear footsteps in the kitchen. AAARRRGGGHHH!

peeriebear Mon 19-Nov-12 11:11:36

ToffeeCaramel, isn't the old man the young man on the bike who tends the orphanage grounds? I thought he introduced himself by name.

Waswondering Mon 19-Nov-12 11:13:24

Agree Toffee - the old man (Percy) was the groundsman who is friendly with the teacher in the orphanage ....

LittleBairn Mon 19-Nov-12 11:13:44

It scared the crap out of me but I'm easily scared by the spooky. blush
I just really want to know what happened to her little boy. I've goggled and everything but no spoilers I just want to know if we ever find out what happened to him.

ToffeeCaramel Mon 19-Nov-12 11:23:23

Ahh ok. Thanks. I missed that re Percy being the groundsman. (dim.)
Oh no Waswondering How scary!

ToffeeCaramel Mon 19-Nov-12 11:25:25

LittleBairn I think we will find out by the end what happened to little Cam. Nightmarish scenario with him going missing in the park!

hattymattie Mon 19-Nov-12 13:28:15

What I didn't understand is when she marched out with all the children - where did she go with them all?

gloomywinters2 Mon 19-Nov-12 14:23:43

i watched it can,t wait for the next episode wasen,t scary for me as i watched it on bbc iplayer during the day. if i was the girl who got whipped on the bed i,ve demanded to go home at once.

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