The Pale Horse review – dread so thick you’ll need a scrub down

"(The plot) unfolds at a steady, confident pace, with the director, Leonora Lonsdale, as surefooted as her writer, parcelling out twists and treats and fine performances as it goes." ★★★★ - The Guardian

“A twisted, thoroughly enthralling take on a classic Agatha Christie mystery.” ★★★★★ – Empire

 

“The Pale Horse is a clever choice for TV, because the story will be a genuine mystery to most viewers … Sewell’s difficulty is to make his character likable, when clearly a bounder. He manages it by being Rufus Sewell: saturnine, strong of jaw and piercing of eye.” ★★★★★ – The Daily Mail

“An off-kilter new Christie with a dark and stylish hero.” ★★★★ – The Telegraph

“This new two-parter though is not as bleak as, say, The ABC Murders, with Wicker Man-esque scenes of pagan rituals and (alleged) witchcraft lending an enjoyable dash of camp to proceedings … Mostly, though, this whodunnit with trappings of British folk horror is spellbinding – no pun intended. If The Pale Horse is to be Phelps’s last foray into the worlds of Christie – and I sincerely hope it isn’t – then it’s a suitably impressive note on which to go out.” ★★★★ – Radio Times

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