As we head into the depth of long nights and wintry landscapes, there is no better time to immerse oneself in the works of the masters of the dark arts of horror and ghost stories.
Here's one of my favorites, one of many spine chillers by Montague Rhodes James, this particular tale "A Warning to the Curious" is one of a generally superb series of adaptations of the great man's work by the BBC.
and finally courtsey of Mr. Ghost Watching's excellent YouTube channel we have the denouement:
And while we're on the subject of short, sharp shockers of the literary kind, the redoubtable Johnny Mains has managed to persuade the publishing powers that be to re-release that great paperback classic The First Pan Book of Horror Stories, a book that first appeared in 1959. The stories still hold up remarkably well today and one can only hope that more of this series appear. So if you're stuck for Christmas gift ideas then this book would make a pretty good stocking filler.