Norah is a modern, city-dwelling woman, who has unsettling experiences with the local people and area when she goes to stay in her cottage in the country. Ancient and frightening aspects seem to come to the fore.
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Plumbing a rich seam in British folklore, this is a taut and neatly crafted thriller that taps the unease created by the British landscape (caught more spectacularly in Witchfinder General and The Wicker Man). Cropper makes a resourceful and convincing heroine. Oddly the mislaid colour print - now only in a telecine black & white version - is a mishap in its favour adding an other worldliness to the proceedings.
This is one sympathetic and intelligent TV mystery-fantasy film involving a dark atmospheric mood with a hidden sense of pagan worship supposively based on one old peasant myth found in the "Golden bough" anthropological encyclopedia of religious facts (revelaed by one character of the film in the last scene.)