The Willows

Two friends on a canoeing trip down the Danube decide to spend the night on a small island in a remote stretch of the river between Austria and Hungary.

Little by little, they realize that malevolent supernatural forces, embodied by the island's ubiquitous rustling willow trees, are at work against them, and what at first promises to be a straightforward camping expedition escalates into an ordeal of survival against a powerful agency from another dimension.

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Two friends on a canoeing trip down the Danube decide to spend the night on a small island in a remote stretch of the river between Austria and Hungary.

Little by little, they realize that malevolent supernatural forces, embodied by the island's ubiquitous rustling willow trees, are at work against them, and what at first promises to be a straightforward camping expedition escalates into an ordeal of survival against a powerful agency from another dimension.

Terror strikes as the narrator and his companion camp on a remote island.

A man and his companion camp on a remote island, and think they see a body in the water

When the narrator and his companion camp on a remote island, they think they see a body in the water and a man calling to them. But that's just the start of this clawing claustrophobic tale of suspense and mounting terror.

Read by Roger Allam.

Algernon Blackwood's chilling tale has been described as one of the finest supernatural stories ever.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2005.

When the narrator and his companion camp on a remote island, they think they see a body in the water and a man calling to them. But that's just the start of this clawing claustrophobic tale of suspense and mounting terror.

Read by Roger Allam.

Algernon Blackwood's chilling tale has been described as one of the finest supernatural stories ever.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2005.

Terror strikes as the narrator and his companion camp on a remote island, and think they see a body. Read by Roger Allam.

When the narrator and his companion camp on a remote island, they think they see a body in the water and hear a man calling.

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The narrator decides the willow trees are against their presence on the island.

The canoe is damaged, and the narrator decides the willow trees are against their presence on the island. Read by Roger Allam.

A man and his companion camp on a remote island, and think they see a body in the water

The narrator decides that the willow trees are against their presence on the island.

The narrator decides that the willow trees are against their presence on the island, and their canoe and paddle are damaged.

The narrator decides that the willow trees are against their presence on the island, and the pair's canoe and paddle are damaged.

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The companions prepare for a second night and an attack from the mysterious forces.

The companions prepare for a second night and the inevitable attack from the island's mysterious forces. Read by Roger Allam.

The companions anticipate an attack from the island's mysterious forces.

A man and his companion camp on a remote island, and think they see a body in the water

The companions prepare for their second night and an attack from the unseen forces.

The companions prepare for their second night, and the inevitable attack from the island's hostile, unseen forces.

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The Swede gives his opinion that the island's evil forces need to be offered a sacrifice.

The Swede offers his opinion on the island's evil forces, and the necessity of offering them a sacrifice. Read by Roger Allam.

The Swede offers his opinion on the evil forces closing in about them.

The Swede offers his opinion on the evil forces closing in about them, and the necessity of offering some kind of sacrifice.

The Swede thinks the island's evil forces need to be offered a sacrifice.

A man and his companion camp on a remote island, and think they see a body in the water