One of my favorite horror movies (of all time!) is a television movie named Ghostwatch, which aired on the BBC1 on Halloween in 1992. It was a horror mockumentary (like Blair Witch or Paranormal Activity), but was presented as ‘live’ television. It was only aired once in the UK and caused a storm of controversy from folks who thought it was real. Ghostwatch holds the record for the highest rated single drama in the UK of all time with a peak audience of 11.5 million viewers, and an estimated 30,000 calls to the BBC switchboard in a single hour.
I’m not going to tell you much about the film and ruin it for you, but the basic premise is that a news crew investigates one of the most haunted areas in the UK, and ends up finding more than they bargained for. Ghostwatch begs repeat viewings, as there’s a ton of hidden stuff in it, including multiple appearances of paranormal activity.
I just discovered that the ENTIRE film is online, in one large chunk, for free, courtesy of Google Videos. Give it a watch below (you can expand to the full window for easier viewing)!
When you’re done giving the flick a watch, check out its Wikipedia page to see if you missed anything!