That was quite scary, David - thank you for finding it!
No problem - I should have linked to the site. http://www.thin-ghost.org/items/browse?collection=1
Oh that's one of my favourites of his stories - the way it builds up is great. Off to watch the link now... thanks!
I love the original story. I remember I was staying in a room that was separate from the main house of my parents (I was 18 when I read the original) and after reading Wailing Well late one night I was desperate to go back into the main house, it scared me that badly (I didn't). I read pretty much all of the Collected Ghost Stories in that room at night and the reaction was usually the same for every story.The film itself is okay. The thing with M.R. James' stories is that what we conjure up in our heads is always going to be more frightening than what is put on the screen. Still I'm glad that they're tackling the stories. Their version of Rats really captured the story.
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