Modern folk horror with unexplained bleeding and death and a skeleton unearthed in the backgarden following the moving of a large stone - presumably disturbing an ancient spirit. This was a strange choice for a Christmas themed short drama, but has a nostalgic quality to it and I felt captured moments of paranoia and terror whilst in a domestic setting admirably.
A rather simple extraction of the familiar disturbance-of-evil motif with no attempt to explore or explain, just a straightforward trajectory from discovery to dispatch. However, it achieves that with single mindedness and a cool economy of means. As an aside this was Christmas viewing on BBC1 when first broadcast - could such a small act of superbly naughty juxtaposition be possible in these more formulaic times?