‘Some mysteries are best left buried’
The Ghosts of Borley Rectory is a 2021 British horror film in which Harry Price recalls the spooky time he had staying at the titular residence. This is a follow-up to The Haunting of Borley Rectory (2018).
Directed by Steven M. Smith (Dead Again; Doll House; Doll Cemetery; The Howling; The Doll Master; Haunted) from a screenplay co-written with Christopher Jolley (Age of the Living Dead; Once Upon a Time at Christmas; Virus of the Dead).
The movie stars Tobey Wynn-Davies, Julian Sands (A Nasty Piece of Work; Warlock franchise; Gothic), Colin Baker (The Asylum; Doctor Who), Christopher Ellison and Toyah Willcox (Swiperight; Doll House; Heckle; Point of Death).
” …a fine old-school setup that relies on the chilling setup which offers the chance for some fun to be had with the later encounters found when the group goes investigating […] there’s some disjointed and rushed-through action in the finale that should’ve had more time to breathe than what it does…” Horror Screams Video Vault
“There are occasionally effective moments but the reliance on routine genre tricks plucked from a well-used repertoire of cinematic tropes quickly becomes tedious […] Sadly, what remains is a film that plods along to a dull finale and leaves you wondering why it was even made at all.” Starburst
“Being a low budget film there are a fair amount of talky scenes, but the script has the good sense to put some scares in some of those scenes even if it’s just a simple jump scare. And there are plenty of those throughout the film. The horror in The Ghosts of Borley Rectory never really gets much deeper than that, but sometimes that’s fine…” Voices from the Balcony
Cast and characters:
Toby Wynn-Davies … Harry Price
Julian Sands … Lionel Foyster
Colin Baker … Charles Sutton
Christopher Ellison … Basil Payne
Toyah Willcox … Estelle Roberts
Reece Putinas … Mark Kerr-Pearse
Leila Kotori … Marianne Foyster
Louisa Warren … Helen Glanville
Richard Harfst … Sidney Glanville
Lee Hancock … Roger Glanville
Primrose Bigwood … Marie
Matthew Pullum … Inspector Clay
J. Taviner … Orderly Medic
Nicholas Taviner … Orderly Medic
David Warren … Reverand Henning
Borley Rectory (2017)
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