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A Ghost Story for Christmas: Stigma

Lawrence Gordon Clark United Kingdom, 1977

Adam Whybray's rating of the film Stigma

2.9 stars. Feels decidedly out of place as a 'Ghost Story for Christmas', but would have made an eerie edition of 'Hammer's House of Horrors'. Clark's gift was surely for people within rural landscapes, which the domestic setting rather restricts here. However, the somewhat lurid material is approached with a straightforward serious-mindedness which is rather charming! Intriguing undercurrents of teenage black magik.