A Warning to the Curious

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  • 2008
  • 50 min
  • 7.2  (1,561)

A Warning to the Curious is a British horror film from 1972 directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark, based on a story by M.R. James. Set in the early 1900s, the film follows the story of a young man named Paxton (played by Peter Vaughan) who sets out to dig up a buried treasure in a seaside town in Norfolk. However, he soon discovers that the treasure is protected by a vengeful ghost who is willing to haunt and kill those who try to seek it out.

Peter Vaughan plays the role of Mr. Paxton, a self-proclaimed archaeologist who arrives in a small Norfolk town in search of an ancient Anglian crown that is said to be buried along the coast. He stays at a local inn where he meets Dr. Black (played by Clive Swift), an enthusiast of local history who warns the newcomer about the curse that is said to be associated with the treasure. Despite the warnings, Paxton decides to go ahead with his plan and sets out on a treacherous journey to find the crown.

Throughout his journey, Paxton encounters several eerie sights and sounds that lead him to believe that he is being haunted by some supernatural force. At one point, he stumbles upon the remains of an ancient Roman temple and discovers an old manuscript that reveals the history of the cursed crown. The manuscript indicates that the crown was originally stolen from a pagan shrine and that the protective guardian of the shrine has cursed whoever tries to seek it out.

As Paxton continues his quest, he is plagued by a series of terrifying incidents that leave him increasingly paranoid and frightened. Finally, he unearths the crown, but he soon realizes that he has unleashed a malevolent spirit that will stop at nothing to reclaim its stolen property. From there on, Paxton becomes the target of the ghostly curse and must fight to save himself from its wrath.

The film is shot with a dark, haunting atmosphere that adds to its suspenseful plot. The sound effects and music used throughout the film further enhance its creepy ambiance. The performances of the actors are superb, with Peter Vaughan delivering a standout performance as the overeager and ultimately doomed Mr. Paxton. The supporting cast, including Clive Swift and Julian Herington, also delivers strong performances, adding depth and richness to the film's plot.

Overall, A Warning to the Curious is a chilling horror film that delivers plenty of scares and suspense. Its atmospheric cinematography, haunting score, and strong performances make it a classic of British horror cinema, and a must-watch for fans of the genre. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, this film will make you think twice about digging up ancient treasures in secluded locations.

A Warning to the Curious is a 2008 tv movie with a runtime of 50 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2.

A Warning to the Curious
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    50 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (1,561)