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The Small Hand (Ghost Story) (2019)

The Small Hand (original title)
An antique book dealer finds himself haunted by the ghost of a young boy, he decides to investigate the strange occurrences within his life.

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Justin Molotnikov

Writer:

Susan Hill (based on the book)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Douglas Henshall ... Adam Snow
Louise Lombard ... Alice Merriman
Adrian Rawlins ... Edward Merriman
Cal MacAninch ... Hugo Snow
Paul Barber ... Brother Thierry
Maryam Hamidi ... Benedicta Snow
Woody Norman ... Jamie
Neve McIntosh ... Denisa
Calum Caulfield Calum Caulfield ... Young Adam
Billy Thomson Billy Thomson ... Young Hugo
Andrew John Tait Andrew John Tait ... Luke
Casper Knopf Casper Knopf ... Leo
Vafa Hamidi-Collins Vafa Hamidi-Collins ... Jonathan
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An antique book dealer finds himself haunted by the ghost of a young boy, he decides to investigate the strange occurrences within his life.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.85 : 1
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Broadcast under the title "Susan Hill's Ghost Story". See more »

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Hugo and Benedictus visit Adam in his previously derelict house and praise the way he has decorated a bedroom, but the wallpaper visible in the background is clearly not new. See more »

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Very poor adaptation of a pretty creepy story
27 December 2019 | by Milk_Tray_GuySee all my reviews

The lack of suspense in this was mind boggling. Douglas Henshall is a good actor but he was wasted here. The ghost itself had zero fear factor. I don't think the director has ever watched an effective ghost story adaptation. The Uninvited (1944), The Haunting (1963), The Changeling (1980), The Woman in Black (1989 and 2012), and The Conjuring (2013) all got it right; don't show too much too soon (in the case of The Haunting, don't show anything at all)! Let the imagination do the work! This... didn't do that. I own the original story, and it is way, way better than this. A huge letdown.


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