REVIEWS


GHOSTWATCH: BEHIND THE CURTAINS


"I thought I knew everything about this show - but I didn't! This is essential viewing and everything I could have hoped for in a documentary. Brilliant!"


Stephen Volk,
writer/creator of Ghostwatch

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"Why isn't this on TV?"


Patricia Volk,
Sculptor/Artist

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"Beautifully and cleverly edited and a great piece of entertainment ... Quite profound ... The first of many 'Rich Lawden Films' I'm sure."

Richard Broke,
TV and Film Producer

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"I’ve just seen this, and associative bias aside. It’s a genuinely enlightening watch. Rich and Lesley have done an amazing job with it.

Get it, watch it enjoy it.
 
Genuinely one of the most satisfying projects I’ve been a part of!"

Daniel Stephenson,
CG Animator & Sound Designer

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"A superb documentary on a fascinating subject. Highly recommended."

Ian Symes,
TV Producer/Presenter

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"Astonishingly good. Everyone needs to get a copy."

Ganymede & Titan,
Red Dwarf fan-site

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"A superb piece of work that over the course of it’s 90 minute running time really does cover every aspect of the programme in exhaustive detail."

Gazpacho Soup,
Red Dwarf fan-site

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"Riveting ... as full and exhaustive a retelling as any happily traumatised Ghostwatch fan could ask for."

Steve O'Brien - SFX,
Leading science fiction and fantasy magazine

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"This is an ideal accompaniment to the show ... At 90 minutes, it's as long as the original drama but doesn't feel padded and, thanks to the tight editing of the original Ghostwatch director Lesley Manning, there is very little repetition, something that usually happens when several people tell their side of the same story."

Martin Unsworth - Starburst,
Leading science fiction and fantasy magazine

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"Lawden's passion for Ghostwatch is shared by many of its younger viewers, drawn back in adulthood by its chilling allure ... He scores an impressive coup in securing interviews with all the key players ... One for hardcore 'Ghostwatchers' ... A worthwhile enterprise."

Simon McCallum - Sight & Sound,
Leading international film magazine

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"The detail is immense and everything is suitably well presented with glitching tv static and a low unnerving, bassy sound track. Lawden has done a great job in presenting everything within the same unnerving feel of Halloween 1992."

Thom Burgess - Smoke & Mirrors,
"Movies/Gaming/TV/Retro & More"

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"The film sharply posits the tabloid outrage as reactionary media competition ... A thorough exposé."

James Knola - Cult TV Times,
Online review magazine

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"An in-depth look into the creation, and backlash, that Ghostwatch cooked up for itself."

Liam Walters - The Cult Den,
Online review magazine


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"Amazing."

John Wright,
Black Country Paranormal Society


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 "Excellent."

Stacey Abbott - Cultural Studies In Television,
Online TV Studies Information

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"Fascinating."

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas - 'Found Footage Horror Films',
Author and Film Writer

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"It is certainly this documentary that has helped to introduce the show to a new audience. Furthermore, the creation of the documentary highlights a willingness by many to return to a programme which had a profound impact upon its viewing audience and which proved so controversial that, not only have the BBC never repeated it, but they have almost refused to discuss or comment on it at all."

On/Off Screen,
A communal academic blog on international screen media

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"Quite a thorough history [...] a nice, anamorphic 16x9 presentation that ironically has much better picture quality than Ghost Watch itself."

DVD Exotica,
Rare and worthwhile DVDs, blu-rays, and laserdiscs reviews

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