The Secret of Crickley Hall

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Did anyone else watch this? Thoroughly creeped out.

MrsCantSayAnything Wed 21-Nov-12 09:21:49

No Hec! The novel will be different than the show....don't spoil it for yourself!

RooneyMara Wed 21-Nov-12 09:33:04

I don't think the missing lad is down the well. He'd be a long way from home if so. It makes no sense?

Mind you none of it makes a lot of sense.

Anyway he'd not still be alive if he was in a well/buried somewhere/whatever a year earlier.

I think I'll go and look up the book online! I don't particularly want to watch the next bit after the ending - having some weirdy ghost bloke caning people in their sleep is a bit full on imo. I don't enjoy watching that sort of thing.

The way they did the ghosts of the children was really effective though wasn't it.

RooneyMara Wed 21-Nov-12 09:39:23

Two things though:

1. why has the old boy stolen their dog

2. why is their second daughter called Cally when their surname is Caleigh?

HecatePropylaea Wed 21-Nov-12 10:48:48

I know, but it's a supernatural programme so logic doesn't apply grin

valiumredhead Wed 21-Nov-12 11:42:52

Rooney I thought the same! grin

Is the book better than the series?

I think Percy has taken the dog as he knows the dog will get spooked out and is being nice.

MrsCantSayAnything Wed 21-Nov-12 12:40:45

The old man said to not let the dog out....he said to keep it in. The dog was ding that mad scratching at the door....is there something in the garden outside the kitchen?

SOMEONE is living in the grounds or within the house and that someone has the boy.

The Mother dreamed of the children before her child even went missing so they were contacting her.

RooneyMara Wed 21-Nov-12 12:47:13

Oh yes I'd forgotten about her dream at the beginning, that's important. for some unknown reason

I think he said keep the dog out, but he wouldn't tell if they let it in the house.

The dog was scratching to get out because something came into the kitchen, I think.

I think Percy is Ok, he wanted to tell them about the house being haunted, it was the vicar blokey wot said don't tell them or I'll stop you doing the graves.

What is the vicar hiding. Hmm

blisterpack Wed 21-Nov-12 12:51:03

I enjoyed it but I didn't think it was scary at all. Honestly, you people are wimps ;).

Evil Cribben's grave showed that his death was in 1943 too.

NigellaEllaElla Wed 21-Nov-12 12:59:01

I only watched it last night and LOVED it. DH was scared witless!

So many questions and I have no idea how they can possibly link the Crickley part up with the boy being missing but sure there will be some amazing twist.

I thought the acting was pretty good to be honest but I rate Surrrane Jones quite highly anyway, don't think she's ever been in anything crap.

MrsCantSayAnything Wed 21-Nov-12 13:02:07

I thought the dog scratched because something was coming in the kitchen too rooney my sister made me think otherwise...you've just validated me though!

I wasn't THAT scared either...just a nice shiver really. But then I watch a lot of scary stuff!

I thought the cast was good too...the young schoolteacher is stunning and very good....the Dad's a bit meh but then his part's the worst too.

Surranne was good especially when she saw the ghosts on he stairs! Reminded me a bit of Poltergeist the movie that bit!

RooneyMara Wed 21-Nov-12 13:05:39

Oh good MrsC smile I felt funny setting you straight!

Thanks Blister, I got v confused with the shots of gravestones. That does help.

Could vicar bloke be Maurice grown up??

ToffeeCaramel Wed 21-Nov-12 14:01:56

Yes I wondered if people who didn't find it scary watch other scarier stuff. I dont and am a wimp and i thought it was brill and quite scary.
Those who are saying Cam is alive and down the well, do you mean he is in some room off the well with underground passages that people use to deliver food or something? If that were the case how would he talk to Suranne via the spinning top?

RooneyMara Wed 21-Nov-12 14:08:21

Ooh good point re the vicar. I wonder. He seems the same type.

I think the thing about talking to each other was there before he went missing - they have that weirdy finger thing, and they were telling someone they could communicate about stuff.

I think the spinning top was just her sort of meditating.

FlamingoBingo Wed 21-Nov-12 14:11:55

Vicar bloke too young to be Maurice grown up, surely?

FlamingoBingo Wed 21-Nov-12 14:13:00

Did the dad say why he'd chosen Crickley Hall? I mean, how he found it? Has the boy been kidnapped by someone (Percy?) to lure them to Crickley Hall? But why? What would be the point? Which kind of makes my theory bollocks grin

RooneyMara Wed 21-Nov-12 14:23:51

Ok, well I've been reading some reviews and I know more than I should, now! So I'm not going to say anything else.

smile

willyoulistentome Wed 21-Nov-12 14:25:25

i loved it too. But WHY would any right minded adult set a spinning top off on a beautiful table like that. I would FLAME my kids for doig something like that on my dining room table.

Did anybody else notice how weird and 'posessed' sounding the evil man teachers voice was when he was speaking in the basement when that boy was sent down to get a gla of water by the nice teacher?

I think Percy kept the dog to freak them out and make them leave before bad things happen. I was very relieved to see the dog was being looked after <softy>

willyoulistentome Wed 21-Nov-12 14:35:16

But the dog was totally freaked out by something. If it was just Percy coming to get him wouldn't he have barked, rather than tried to escape? Glad Percy seems to be looking after him though.

I reckon the dog was spooked by the ghost or something, and Percy just found him and saw an opportunity.

VictorAndBarry Wed 21-Nov-12 16:16:38

Is their daughter really called Cally Caleigh?

RooneyMara Wed 21-Nov-12 16:59:24

According to a review of the actual book, it's a nickname, not her real name, which would make more sense. They didn't make that very clear in the programme.

MrsCantSayAnything Wed 21-Nov-12 17:22:14

willyou the teacher is SO good...what an evil voice he has!

The dog was freaked by whoever it is that is living in the house and there IS someone real...not just ghosts...I bet you!

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