DVD & Blu-ray review: Children's Film Foundation Collection: Scary Stories (PG)

James Hill, John Krish, Andrew Bogle DVD (182mins)

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"Alice, I've come to warn you, don't go to Tower House," yells a maniac in a top hat at orphan Alice in the first of these creepy tales, James Hill's gothic thriller The Man From Nowhere. Thankfully, a gang of "ragamuffins" help the plucky girl out. Made between 1974 and 1985, you can't help but think these three supernatural stories influenced the likes of Doctor Who's Steven Moffat and The League of Gentleman. Evocative, sweet and well-made tales of childhood adventure.