Sunday, 11 December 2011


Don't fancy X-Factor? Here's some alternative spooky programming for ye.

In a piece of cross promotional festive fun, here's another chance to hear local folk-rock group Ard Amas take on the spooky tale of the familiarly named "Kaptayanos".  The Ard Amas album and many other wonderful festive gift ideas, including Magic Torch's books, are available from The Trust's Christmas Pop-Up Shop in Cathcart Street, Greenock - in the former Art, Crafts and Hobbies Store (or, more popularly "across the street from the Jimmy Watt Pub")

You may have noticed that we very much favour the work and style of M.R. James, we would therefore heartily recommend you check out the readings and discussions at A Podcast For The Curious. Just now there's a reading of "Stories I Have Tried To Write". Marvellous stuff.

Below, you can view one of the most terrifying slices of British TV ever produced. No really. "The Stone Tape" was written by Nigel Kneale of Quatermass fame and broadcast in the traditional BBC "Ghost Story For Christmas" slot. It was released on BFI DVD about ten years ago and then promptly disappeared. A team of scientists move into their new facility in a refurbished Victorian Mansion...

And if all of that isn't enough for you for this evening, then feel free to indulge in another Christmas tradition...Doctor Who, there's a wee gothic horror story over on my Stramashed blog.

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