The just-released and highly rated British horror movie Saint Maud – it is already being mentioned as a possible Oscars 2021 contender – will be the subject on an online panel discussion tomorrow (Monday 12 October) at 5:30pm. I'm taking part as a former Scarborough resident (a lot of the movie was shot on location there) and (quote) an "expert in the occult". Do please tune-in. Full details below...
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Descended from a motley crew of smugglers and witches, Christian was born a chime-child with a caul and grew up in a haunted medieval house by the harbourside in the Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough.
According to folklore a caul-shrouded chime-child can't drown at sea but can see and talk to faerie folk and also has protection against spells cast by malevolent sorcerers. And yes, he was once commissioned to go on a werewolf hunt on the night of a full moon by a newspaper. Spoiler alert: he didn't find one. (Or it didn't find him.)
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