Dan Zeff for Inside No. 9: Seance
Further clip from the brilliant Inside No 9 written by and starring Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, the guys behind League Of Gentlemen. Alison Steadman stars in 'Seance Time'.
The Independent writes in its 5-star review:
"Séance Time, series two’s closer, had some serious living up to do. Those who saw it will never forget The Harrowing, the final episode of series one, which saw Aimee-Ffion Edwards’ babysitter unwittingly take part in a chilling demonic ritual. The closing moments, as we met ‘Andras’, will live long in the memory and now we have final few minutes of Séance Time to accompany those thoughts when we’re trying to get to sleep at night. Have a cushion at the ready, because this is horror with a capital AAHHH!
In fact it’s Séance Time’s (often hilarious) moments of levity and killer one-liners (Steadman nails each one with aplomb) that help to heighten the tension. It’s during these little pools of calm that you notice the feeling in the pit of your stomach. Something bad is about to happen.
Inevitably the scares come and it’s fair to say that a few viewers will become quite well acquainted with the back of their sofa before the episode is out. I don’t want to reveal too much but there’s a brilliant gag involving blue paint and (very minor spoiler warning, so look away now if you want to know nothing) excellent comic turns from Alice Lowe and Cariad Lloyd."