About the film
composer small town cricket super power based on short story devon
Release Date: June 16, 1978
|Slogan||:||«A film of intense perversity - the madness of the mind.»|
|Production Companies||:||The Rank Organisation, Jeremy Thomas Productions, National Film Finance Corporation (NFFC), National Film Trustee Company, Recorded Picture Company|
|Producers||:||Mary Selway, Patsy Pollock, Jeremy Thomas, Joyce Herlihy, Michael Austin, Terry Glinwood, Jane Moscrop, Tony Hedges|
|Writers||:||Jerzy Skolimowski, Michael Austin, Robert Graves|
Bored while officiating a cricket match at a psychiatric hospital, Crossley tells Graves (a visitor) the tale of a mysterious stranger (also named Crossley) who invades the lives and house of a local musician and his wife. The stranger claims knowledge of real magic, which he uses to displace his host and dominate his wife. The musician must find a way to combat Crossley and his seemingly implacable powers. Graves doubts Crossley's claim that the story is true, and begins to believe that Crossley is actually one of the patients.