Directed by Lesley Manning
A TV reporter investigates a haunted house in this classic British “documentary”, which was originally broadcast in the UK on Halloween in 1992. As experts in the BBC studio discuss supernatural phenomena, reporter Sarah Greene waits patiently for proof of a poltergeist named Pipes, whose bad behavior grows bolder throughout the evening. GHOSTWATCH freaked out gullible viewers across the UK (no warning indicated the special was scripted), leading to controversy, lawsuits and a devoted cult following who continue to search the doc for hidden glimpses of the ghoul.
A TV reporter takes her crew to investigate a haunted house in this legendary British “documentary”.
Cast: Craig Charles, Michael Parkinson, Mike Smith, Sarah Greene
Truly Incredible film ahead of its time.
this movie is so fucking cool. old style horror where it just ramps up slowly throughout. loved it.
YEE! This was a lot spookier than I thought it was going to be. Found footage style with lots of tension and scares. Meow!
WAY AHEAD OF ITS TIME. Holy shit, man. This one is amazing. Seriously, I haven't seen something this good in a long time.
An utterly fantastic bit of horror that doesn't rely on gore, explicit monster depictions, or even death to sell its scares. This might just be the best English found footage film ever made, and it's made all the more scary by its presentation. This was presented, at the time, like a real broadcast, aside from the writing credit at the start and the cast/crew credits at the end, and it led to quite a bit of hysteria. Honestly, even now, even in the comfort of my home, on my laptop, nowhere near England, it gave me the same feeling of tension and paranoia. That's incredible considering it's nearly thirty years old.