Thursday, October 18, 2007

“Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad.” – Pt. II

It appears Halloween is creeping up on me again, and it’s high time I posted some seasonal goodies. Last year, I wrote a post about a story many consider to be the greatest ghost tale ever written, M.R. James’ “Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad”. The other evening I was lucky enough to stumble across the above adaptation of the story, which first aired on the British TV show, Omnibus, in 1968. Though it’s a bit slow getting started, when the crisis comes about midway through, it is truly disorienting and frightening. This is one of the best film adaptations of James I’ve seen (and I’ve seen Night of the Demon more times than I can count).

Note: Due to the size of the AVI file, it may be better to simply go to the site and download it, rather than dealing with an excessive amount of buffering.


Anonymous said...

Thank you! I'm in love with this short story. I was far to know there had been tv adaptation of the story on the net.

Mark said...

Glad to be of service!

When I found that, I also noticed that the BBC premiered an adaptation of "Number 13" last year. Someone's posted a preview here:

Unfortunately, I can't find a complete online version or a DVD release. Maybe it'll air again at some point . . .

David said...

Thanks for the plug!

I have been reading your blog for a while now, great stuff!