New on Video: "Ghostwatch" - Cult 1992 TV Film that Fooled a Nation

Presented as a documentary on Halloween 1992, "Ghost Watch" was actually a scripted film presented as a live documentary broadcast. Much like Orson Welles' 1938 "War of the Worlds," those tuning in thought the broadcast was "real."

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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.


  • NEW! 30th Anniversary feature length documentary
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with film historians Dr. Shellie McMurdo (University of Hertfordshire/University of Roehampton) and Dr. Stella Gaynor (University of Salford)
  • Archival commentary with writer Stephen Volk, producer Ruth Baumgarten and director Lesley Manning
  • 'Shooting Reality' featurette by Lesley Manning

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