Ghostwatch

Synopsis: The BBC gives over a whole evening to an 'investigation into the supernatural'. Four respected presenters and a camera crew attempt to discover the truth behind 'The most haunted house in Britain', expecting a light-hearted scare or two and probably the uncovering of a hoax. They think they are in control of the situation. They think they are safe. The viewers settle down and decide to watch 'for a laugh'. Ninety minutes later the BBC, and the country, was changed, and the consequences are still felt today.
Genre: Horror, Mystery
 
IMDB:
7.6
NOT RATED
Year:
1992
91 min
16 Views

The programme

you're about to watch

is a unique live investigation

of the supernatural.

It contains material which

some viewers

may find to be disturbing.

No creaking gates,

no Gothic towers,

no shutter windows,

yet, for the past 10 months,

this house has been the focus

of an astonishing barrage

of supernatural activity.

This footage was shot

by parapsychologists

investigating the case.

Now, you're about to see

one of the incidents

that have earned

this house its reputation.

-Let's see what you think.

-I can't sleep.

Turn the light off.

Mum said if you don't...

All right. All right.

(BANGING)

Mum.

Mum. Mum! Mummy,

it's back! It's back!

-Mum!

-Mum.

Mum. Mum.

-Help me.

-(SCREAMING)

-Help me.

-Don't touch me!

-(HIT ON THE DOOR)

-Don't touch me.

(SCREAMING)

-Don't..

-(BOTH SCREAM)

-Quickly!

-Mum! Mum!

-Mum.

-Mum.

(SCREAMING)

(THEME MUSIC PLAYING)

MICHAEL:
So welcome live

this Halloween night

to the first ever

TV Ghostwatch.

That's the scene in

Foxhill Drive in Northolt.

They are outside

broadcasting this

and there, that's the house

where it might

all happen tonight

or it might not. We shall see.

We're going to investigate

one of the most baffling

and fascinating areas

of human experience,

the supernatural.

Tonight, television is going

ghost-hunting

in an unprecedented

scientific experiment,

where we hope to show you

for the first time

irrefutable proof that

ghosts really do exist.

I'm joined in the studio

by Dr Lin Pascoe

to give her expert

technical advice.

Throughout the programme, I'll

be taking other expert opinion

about the supernatural

from both here and America.

You'll be telling us

your ghost stories.

And as our tale unfolds,

we'll be taking your calls

about just what you're seeing.

Well, let's go to the main

location of our programme,

the house in Foxhill Drive.

Craig Charles,

a well-known ghost hunter,

is our reporter.

Craig, how are you?

Hi, Michael.

Yeah, I'm fine.

I've taken the Valium, man.

Later on,

we're gonna be interviewing

the medium who tried

unsuccessfully

to exorcise

the house behind me.

I wonder if he's heard

from Elvis lately.

All right, there.

With me is Pam Early,

the mum of the house.

-Hello, Pam.

-Hello.

And she's gonna be taking us

through the whole

spine-tingling story.

(HUMMING THE TWILIGHT ZONE

THEME)

And after that, you can share

with us your own

supernatural experience

on our very own Halloween

witch-board.

I mean, switchboard.

-Over to you Smithy.

-MIKE:
Thanks, Craig.

We'll come back to you

later on.

All right,

this part of the studio

is your part of the studio

this evening, because this is

the phone number

we'd like you to call us on.

You can now see

our Ghostwatch team are here

ready to take your calls.

We particularly

want to hear from you

if you've had

any personal experiences

of ghosts or the supernatural.

Call us now.

As a matter of fact,

of course, Mike Smith

has a very particular reason

for keeping a beady eye

on the proceedings tonight.

-Michael.

-Well, so would you,

if your wife had just told you

she was gonna spend

the best part of her night

in the most haunted house

in Britain.

Of course we're taking about

Sarah Greene.

And Sarah is our reporter

who'll be spending the night,

actually,

inside our haunted house.

She was very keen to do it,

I understand, Mike.

Oh, yeah,

jumped at the chance.

Actually, so did I, because

we've both been interested

in ghosts and that weird

sort of stuff.

And to be honest,

I could never have

sat at home tonight on my own

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Stephen Volk

Stephen Volk (born 1954) is a Welsh screenwriter and novelist who specializes in the horror genre. more…

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