Haunters of the Deep 1984
1h 1min | Family, Fantasy, Mystery
An American brings his daughter from the bright lights of the USA to the mystical landscapes of Cornwall, with the intention of reviving the tin mining tradition. But the ghosts of the mines have other ideas.
I remember watching this as a child as part of the Children;s Film Foundations Friday Film Specials on CBBC and have recently happened upon a copy.
In the twenty or so years since my last viewing this film has lost nothing.
It is an atmospheric tale which entices with Cornish folklore and adds elements of truly creepy imagery of the ghost of the young miner Billy.
Shot in the wonderfully scenic Port Loe area of Cornwall the film utilises the mixture of rugged coastline and abandoned tin mines to make the setting truly believable.
There is much packed into this CFF drama, something long since lost from Children’s television today and well worth a look if you can track down a copy.
Director: Andrew Bogle
Writers: Andrew Bogle (screenplay), Tony Attard (screenplay)
Stars: Andrew Keir, Barbara Ewing, Bob Sherman
Filming Locations: Portloe, Cornwall, England, UK