Spooky and supernatural Scottish films


18 February 2014
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Scare yourself silly with these clips from Scottish themed films with a supernatural feel. ...
Scare yourself silly with these clips from Scottish themed films with a supernatural feel.

In the March issue of Scottish Memories we recall the finest Scottish-themed films with a supernatural feel, including The Wickerman, The Innocents and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

The 1961 hit The Innocents starred Deborah Kerr as the governess at a lonely country house, whose charges were visited by haunting sceptres:



Probably the best known of all supernatural films set in Scotland is the 1973 hit The Wickerman which was filmed in Galloway and told the story of a police sergeant tasked with visiting an island community to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a young girl:

The first Scottish-themed horror film believed to have survived is the 1936 The Ghost Goes West, a clip of which is shown here in a trio of early movies:


Read more about Scotland's contribution to supernatural movie making in the March issue of Scottish Memories, available from our website.

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