THE STONE TAPE
Dir. Peter Sasdy GB 1972 90 mins (adv 12A)
Michael Bryant, Jane Asher, Iain Cuthbertson, Michael Bates, Reginald Marsh, Tom Chadbon
A research team sets up laboratories in an abandoned mansion, but its investigations in one particular room have terrifying consequences. Nigel Kneale’s The Stone Tape is often described as one of the scariest dramas ever shown on television. Peter Sasdy directs with aplomb and delivers one of the seminal moments in British televisual terror.