This Halloween the BBC will be airing a brand new three-part adaptation of James Herbert’s bestseller The Secret Of Crickley Hall.
In the meantime you might like to consider this short sharp review of Once…
Herbert does little to shift his low-brow Stephen King associations with this perfunctory foray into the world of faery.
A spooky house and a missing testament provide Scooby Doo plotting while flat characters and shallow research create a strangely uninvolving tale of mixed-up folklores.
Frequent sexiness will keep you reading but Herbert’s work remains dogged by seventies style misogyny.
If you’re a Herbert fan you’ll love it regardless, but this is lazy work.