A Pleasant Terror: The Life and Ghosts of M.R. James

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  • 1995
  • Nonemin
A Pleasant Terror: The Life and Ghosts of M.R. James
  • English

A biopic on the author M. R. James. If M.R. James wrote his ghost stories purely to entertain his friends, why do they seem to strike such resonances in readers? Why are they so terrifying? Clive Dunn's fifty minute documentary sets out to try to answer this question. In the words of its fictional narrator, nicely played by Dangerfield's Bill Wallis, "was there something that made [Monty James] believe that evil and malice could become palpable?"

Michael Elwyn
Michael Elwyn M.R. James