Watch The Secret of Crickley Hall

The BBC America event takes place in a countryside style estate called Crickley Hall. Cam, a little boy, is lost to the mother, Eve, after she drifts off to sleep while he his playing at a playground. Seeking comfort the Caleigh family moves away from the city after their son has been missing for a year. It is the father's and mother's hopes that the move will help them and their two daughters recover from losing Cam.

The seemingly peaceful country estate turns out to have been an abandoned orphanage. The house is dark and alive with secrets of the past. A character named Percy Judd worked in the home during the war and acts worried about the girls being there. Doors close for no reason and children's cries are present during the night.

The series takes a turn with the past showing that the operators of the orphanage, the Cribbens, were brutal tyrants. The film flip flops from 1943 to the present Caleigh family inhabiting the house. Eve Caleigh hears her son's cries just as they have decided that the house is haunted and need to leave.

The show has twist and turns that are sometimes scary and dark. Evil is about and the family seeks to protect their other two girls from the same fate as Cam. The family is then stuck in a horrible situation, not wanting to leave Cam and yet needing to get out from the terrifying place. Cam tells them he is alive and the ghost children will help them find him. Gabe Caleigh wants to leave but Eve Caleigh can't fathom leaving her son behind.

Obviously some ghosts are trapped in the house and need to find their way to the other side. If one likes suspense, spooky ghost children, and the thriller aspects, this movie has it and figuring out the whole story is very intense. The movie is an adaptation of a novel by British author James Herbert.

The TV series runs three hours in length, and is family friendly to some extent. Suspense and horror are the theme with some violence from the old man with the cane who abuses the children. This might not be suitable for small children because of the subject matter.

Sunday 5:00 PM et/pt on BBC America
1 Season, 4 Episodes
October 28, 2012
Crime, Drama, Mystery
6.9/10
Cast: Suranne Jones, Tom Ellis, Douglas Henshall, David Warner
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The Secret of Crickley Hall Full Episode Guide

  • An expert on Crickley Hall arrives to help Eve and her family but the sadistic ghost has already put plans in motion to cause further grief for Eve. Just as she comes close to finding her missing son, her other children come under threat.

  • While her family is terrorized by a ghost with a cane, Eve desperately tries to discover the reason for the haunting that may lead her to find her missing son. She begs a psychic for help and a séance provokes the sadistic ghost to further violence.

  • A year after their youngest goes missing, Eve takes her family to Crickley Hall to escape the anniversary. When they realize the place is haunted, they try to leave but Eve hears a message that her son is alive and the ghosts know where he is.

  • Eve and her family moves into a country house a year after their son disappeared, but they soon discover that the new home is haunted and try to leave but Eve hears a message that her son is alive and the ghosts know where he is.

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