| Drama, Horror
A traveller by the name of Crossley forces himself upon a musician and his wife in a lonely part of Devon, and uses the aboriginal magic he has learned to displace his host.
Producer Jeremy Thomas once said of this movie: "Because I had a great director, and a quality piece of literature I managed to get a wonderful cast such as John Hurt and Alan Bates. Skolimowski had a sense of shooting style then, this was the second director with whom I had worked closely, and it was fascinating watching Skolimowski work. He came from a Polish tradition, the Wajda Film School, he had a different background to other directors with whom I had been working in the cutting rooms or elsewhere, and it made the film much more creative to me. I saw it more as an artistic endeavor by him. The film went to Cannes and won the Grand Prix de Jury. We were incredibly lucky, and the film was appreciated by the jury. It was a very small festival then, nothing like the Cannes Film Festival of today, it was a small event in a cinema of eight hundred people or so."
Get out of here Anthony, or I'll shout your bloody ears off.