Nightgators

Doctor Who’s new story this weekend on BBC: Night Terrors by Mark Gatiss. Definitely Ligottian.  And George’s Dad was the spitting image of the new editor of the Pan Book of Horror Stories….
 
Throwing all childhood terrors into the mix plus the kitchen sink — and the high-rise block lift. (The CGI effect sinking into the carpet was a bit unconvincing.)
I think it was meant to be a culmination of night-terror cliches (cliches to us Horror Genreators) – but the ‘dolls’ / ‘dummies’ etc. were effectively Ligottian. And I suspect there were a lot of scared children going to bed last night…

 
Yours, df lewis (birth place: Aickman Road, Colchester)

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  1. Pingback: MAGIC FICTION AND MAGIC REALITY WITHIN THE OMINOUS IMAGINATION | THE HAWLER

  2. Someone elsewhere compared subsequently: Danny Mays : Johnny Mains

  3. Just an observation that the actor Daniel Mays, in last night’s Doctor Who, appeared, therein, remarkably like the new editor of the Pan Book of Horror Stories, Johnny Mains.
    It gave an added dimension to the plot. 🙂

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