Saturday, July 19, 2014
Warning to the Curious (1972)
Warning to the Curious is the story of an amateur archaeologist who comes to a seaside town nominally on holiday. In actuality he is hoping to discover one of three ancient crowns supposedly buried in the landscape under the belief that so long as they remain buried the town, and England would never be invaded. Unfortunately for him he discovers the crown and there after is haunted by a supernatural guardian.
If you want shocks and jolts this isn't the sort of story for you. However if you want a creepy little story of slow building unease this is a film for you. This is exactly the sort of low key horror that you don't want to see late at night since there really isn't a release, it just goes on. This is also not a film is you want lots of noise and dialog because even though there are plenty of dialog scenes, its the silences that you'll remember, The unexpressed terror of shadowy figures haunting you.
This is a creepy little film, it runs only 50 minutes, that, assuming you're willing to give yourself over to it, will send shivers up and down your spine. While it was designed to be seen late at night, those who are open to suggestion may not want to wait until daylight hours to view it.