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A Ghost Story for Christmas: Stigma

Lawrence Gordon Clark United Kingdom, 1977

Richmond Hill's rating of the film Stigma

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?