Dec 18, 2018

RhoDeo 1850 Supernatural 10

Hello, in accordance with these autumnal days when the light is fading, the supernatural manifest and us humans start to shiverrrr


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M. R. James was a prolific and hugely successful author, now credited with having redefined the ghost story for the 20th century by abandoning many of the formal Gothic clich├ęs of his predecessors and using more realistic contemporary settings. 'Casting the Runes' is one of his most famous tales, and was adapted into a film in 1958.

This story, from James’ More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1911), is one of the master finest and most entertaining tales. If it is not quite the scariest, it still very scary indeed, and it has other surprising pleasures not often found in James’ ghostly tales: 1) a suspenseful ending, involving a deadly, time-limited game of tag, and 2) a memorable, first-rate flesh-and-blood villain.

This is the heart of the story: our villain, the occultist Karswell, manages to pass to our hero Dunning a small piece of paper inscribed with runes. If Dunning cannot return the paper to Karswell—who must be made to freely (although perhaps unwittingly) accept it—Dunning will be dead within three months.

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A play by Gregory Evans based on MR James's short story, The Casting of the Runes.

Embroiled in a public controversy with a black magic charlatan called Gardini, Montague receives an unexpected apology from the man - an apology which masks a strange and inexorable curse: Montague has been hexed.

Stars Conrad Phillips as Montague and Peter Copley as Rhodes.

Producer: Brian Miller.


Gregory Evans - The Hex ( 51;12 min mp3  35mb)

+ MR James's - The Casting of the Runes (short story in rtf)
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Embroiled in a public controversy with a black-magic charlatan called Gardini, Montague receives an unexpected apology from the man - an apology which masks a strange and inexorable curse: Montague has been hexed.

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previously

Robert Westall - The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral ( 87min mp3  60mb)
Robert Westall - The Wheatstone Pond ( 60min mp3  39mb)
Victor Pemberton - Dark. ( 86min mp3  60mb)
Scott Cherry - The Book of Shadows ( 78min mp3  60mb)
Koji Suzuki - The Ring ( 78min mp3  60mb)
Wilkie Collins - The Haunted Hotel ( 60min mp3  38mb)
JCW Brook - Jonas ( 60min mp3  60mb)
Stephen Sheridan - The House at Worlds End   ( 44min mp3  30mb)
Nigel Kneale - The Stone Tape ( 56;30 min mp3  38mb)


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