The Stone Tape

1972

Fantasy / Horror / Mystery / Sci-Fi / Thriller

5
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 64%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 64% · 250 ratings
IMDb Rating 6.4/10 10 1914 1.9K

Director

Top cast

James Cosmo as Cliff Dow
Jane Asher as Jill Greeley
720p.WEB
821.11 MB
858*720
English 2.0
NR
25 fps
1 hr 29 min
Seeds 16

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by TexDoc 6 / 10

Haunting of Hill House lite

Not an easy movie to find, but finally got to watch a copy. Enjoyable overall, though fairly low budget....felt like I was watching an old Avengers TV show. (spoilers to follow) However, very early in the film I was immediately reminded of The Haunting of Hill House (a much better film). We have: 1)a female lead who is clearly unbalanced, somewhat hysterical (though the subtleties of Hill House are replaced by crawling on the floor crying), 2) a group of people studying a "haunted" location, 3) some of whom are more "sensitive" to the events than others. While that may seem a bit of a reach, the ending (the woman dies and becomes part of the haunted location) fairly well closes the case. Once you then see the parallels, some of the charm of this film fades. Again, not bad, not great, interesting....but a poor shadow of Hill House. IMHO

Reviewed by dylanstaxes 7 / 10

OMG STOP YELLING

Please, for the love of God, please quit screaming. Please!

This would easily be a genre specific 9. But for the god damned yelling. 15 middle aged seventies British men in a small room screaming as loud as they can most of the time. For fun. Bro style. Not scared. Just yelling.

Ok. This is is a classic. The story is great. It's all great. Yadda yadda yadda.

If you can stand being yelled at for ninety minutes and want to know more about seventies British horror then this is a must watch.

Reviewed by Sleepin_Dragon 8 / 10

I love a 70's ghost story, this is a fine example.

I've been wanting to see this for so long, and at last a DVD release. The Seventies were a bit of a purple patch for fans of Ghost stories, who doesn't love a ghost story, and why are we starved of them now?

I watched the Stone Tape and enjoyed from start to finish, a story one could argue that was somewhat ahead of its time. The whole concept of computers, communication and using such a medium to contact the dead was very cleverly written, as I say ahead of its time. I kept watching it and being reminded of the Woman in Black, the scares, the screams and shock ending etc.

Jane Asher was brilliant as Jane, I truly believed her torment throughout, the opening scene with the two lorries was also very cleverly done. Michael Bryant (Of course brilliant) and Ian Cuthbertson never fail to disappoint, and both are great here. Only Reginald Marsh is poor here, maybe the character, or over the top appearance, or both, jut plain irritated me.

A must watch for fans of 70's drama and ghost stories,

8/10.

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