One of the most positive developments in the world of cinema over the past few years is the resurgence of the western genre. At one point last year cowboys seemed to be literally falling out of the sky: Slow West, Salvation, The Dark Valley, The Hateful Eight and so on.
Suave, milk-drinking Bronson Terrail (George Hilton) arrives in town and immediately challenges the local cardsharp Lucas (George Eastman) to a game of poker. Much to everybody’s surprise, he wins.
British ghost stories tend to break down into two basic types. On the one hand, you have your ‘gothic’ haunted house horrors, which are generally set in enormous country piles and often – although not always – in the past.