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Benighted - J.B. Priestley
Benighted
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A torrential downpour forces Philip and Margaret Waverton and their friend Roger Penderel to seek shelter in an ancient, crumbling mansion inhabited by the strange and sinister Femm family. Determined to make the best of the circumstances, the benighted travellers drink and talk to pass the time... show more
A torrential downpour forces Philip and Margaret Waverton and their friend Roger Penderel to seek shelter in an ancient, crumbling mansion inhabited by the strange and sinister Femm family. Determined to make the best of the circumstances, the benighted travellers drink and talk to pass the time while the storm rages outside. But as the night progresses and tensions rise, dangerous and unexpected secrets emerge. On the house's top floor are two locked doors: behind one of them is the mysterious, unseen Sir Roderick Femm, while the other conceals something terrifying and deadly . . .
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781948405096 (1948405096)
Publisher: Valancourt Books
Pages no: 182
Edition language: English
Category:
Horror
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Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
4.0 Benighted
A group of strangers have to seek shelter from a storm in an old, creepy house in the Welsh mountainside. If this sounds old-school to you, it definitely is. This was nostalgic in the best of ways. This booked reminded me of old black and white horror movies and I was just waiting for Boris Karlof...
isanythingopen
isanythingopen rated it
2.0 Classic Horror
Creepy and atmospheric, but the mood keeps getting broken by interior and exterior delving into personal thoughts and matters. That just seemed to go on forever. The horse is dead people.
FrancesKR
FrancesKR rated it
4.0 Benighted
Of all things, I'm reminded of [b:Of Human Bondage|31548|Of Human Bondage|W. Somerset Maugham|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347260157s/31548.jpg|2547187]; there's a certain compelling unhappiness to Penderel and the Wavertons, a mannerly sorrow. It felt like watching classic horror/suspense, but th...
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