The Secret of Crickley Hall

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Did anyone else watch this? Thoroughly creeped out.

hatty I think she went to the police or something, she tried to report the brother and sister for abuse but they said the children did it to each other, and the children were too scared to argue.

DuchessofMalfi Mon 19-Nov-12 15:28:08

I posted on the other Crickley thread last night - it really scared me. DH was sitting next to me - he read the book a few weeks ago - and I had to keep asking him questions. He said even though he'd read the book and knew what was coming it still made him jump. I just had to know which characters were the good ones and which were evil grin

shelleysho Mon 19-Nov-12 17:28:15

The village of Hollow Bay in James Herbert's book "The Secret Of Crickley Hall" is based on Lynmouth in Exmoor National Park, Devon and Devil's Cleave is the East Lyn Valley and Watersmeet.

The book brings together two stories, child evacuees during WW2 and the famous 1952 flood disaster that destroyed Lynmouth.

Watched it last night. I thought it was really good. Especially the special effects of the shadows running around. Kind of like you would expect to see ghosts. Horrible when she was hearing his little voice though sad

ToffeeCaramel Tue 20-Nov-12 09:21:07

I was thinking that if i were in her position i would have never wanted to let the top stop spinning so i didnt have to stop listening to my child's voice. sad

notimetotidy Tue 20-Nov-12 10:32:05

How can anyone say this isn't creepy? I spent last night wrapped in my duvet in my DS's bed (he has a double so didn't realise I was there until this morning!) Everytime I closed my eyes I imagined the last scene where the guy with the cane leans in really close to the mum when she is sleeping and says something like 'he is mine'. Oh my god - I will never sleep on my own again!!!!!!

shrimponastick Tue 20-Nov-12 10:34:14

Definitely gives me the creeps.

I do have a very active imagination however.

Must series link it so we don't miss it next week.

Ooh, just found this thread! I watched it yesterday and was frightened and upset by the beginning and then the abuse. I kind of knew DH wouldn't want to see it so had to wait until I could see it alone. DH hates anything with child abuse or kidnappings and/or violence to women. So, so creepy and good acting.

HecatePropylaea Tue 20-Nov-12 12:39:54

I LOVED this!

I have already taken a guess about the ending grin

ToffeeCaramel Tue 20-Nov-12 12:41:06

Go on Hecate! grin

Is that well in the basement related to the 'flood' deaths?

ToffeeCaramel Tue 20-Nov-12 12:50:11

Maybe the orphans were locked down there as a punishment and the well overflowed and drowned them? Not sure what Cam would be being used for though.

ToffeeCaramel Tue 20-Nov-12 12:51:45

Do we know if the teacher girl and the evil brother and sister died in 1943 too?

ToffeeCaramel Tue 20-Nov-12 12:53:02

I really need to watch it again. The reception on our TV kept breaking up so i missed bits of it. We are getting Virgin media soon which should sort this out

HecatePropylaea Tue 20-Nov-12 12:53:47

I'm guessing either the missing son will be found in the house - down the well, perhaps, or the family will die.

I'm likely to be totally wrong - I normally am when it comes to guessing endings grin

Percy looked sad when remembering the teacher girl so she probably died, I should think, whilst trying to save/help the children in some way. The evil brother's name was on a gravestone, but I don't recall the sisters although I could have not been observant enough. Is there going to be a history/back-story to explain the evilness of the brother I wonder? I really want the son to be found alive.

Airiz293 Tue 20-Nov-12 21:39:11

Hi, If u know the ending of crickley hall, can u also send to me pls? x

Airiz293 Tue 20-Nov-12 21:42:47

Someone please send me the ending of this story!

wintera Tue 20-Nov-12 22:04:06

Wow! I'm amazed so many of you thought it was really scary. It honestly didn't scare me one bit but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it though. I did, and am looking forward to next week's ep.

Marzipanface Wed 21-Nov-12 00:02:55

I didn't find it that scary. The script and direction was pretty lame as well.

Nevertheless, it was quite entertaining and I will watch the next few. Hope it gets better.

Apparently the book is a great read.

MeanAndMeaslyMiddleAges Wed 21-Nov-12 00:33:29

Can I have an ending pm too please smile

MrsCantSayAnything Wed 21-Nov-12 00:40:13

Here's my theory....I just watched it on iplayer.

I think the older boy who was an orphan is still alive...I know we saw his grave...but I don't think he's in there.

Cam's voice said he's alive but that he's with dead people. He's down that well thing. The older orphan boy is still in the house. The vicar and the groundsman know it.

The groundman took the dog because the older orphan hates them or is afraid of them.

The girl...who teaches...she's there too...in some way...not sure how...she will save the day either in spirit or in real life.

Aquelven Wed 21-Nov-12 04:23:15

It might not be Downton but it is Downham, the village in Lancashire where it is filmed. grin

The actual house they used is in Derbyshire though.

HecatePropylaea Wed 21-Nov-12 06:54:50

Oh. People actually know the ending?

PM me please. grin

HecatePropylaea Wed 21-Nov-12 06:58:04

I thought it was Highclere Castle in Hampshire?

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