Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
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Murdoch and the Cursed Caves 

An adventure in the woods turns scary when Murdoch, Ogden, Higgins and Ruth are stalked by a beast that killed two men.


Mars Horodyski


Noelle Girard


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Yannick Bisson ... Detective William Murdoch
Helene Joy ... Dr. Julia Ogden (as Hélène Joy)
Thomas Craig ... Inspector Thomas Brackenreid
Jonny Harris ... Constable George Crabtree (credit only)
Lachlan Murdoch ... Constable Henry Higgins
Siobhan Murphy ... Ruth Higgins-Newsome
Arwen Humphreys ... Margaret Brackenreid
Barbara Gordon Barbara Gordon ... Alberta Bennett
Matt Cooke Matt Cooke ... Fletcher Goss
Scott Farley ... Eli Goss
Ian Heath Ian Heath ... Nelson Dunn
Zach Thompson Zach Thompson ... Michael Mullins
Gordon Harper ... Gregory Hunter
Adam Langton ... Local Law Officer
Caleigh Le Grand ... Townsperson




An adventure in the woods turns scary when Murdoch, Ogden, Higgins and Ruth are stalked by a beast that killed two men.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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This episode is set around Hallowe'en, 1907. See more »


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A traditional Halloween infused special edition episode
29 October 2019 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

Constable Henry Higgins and his wife Ruth join William Murdoch and his wife Dr. Julia Ogden on what they expect to be a leisurely camping trip in the woods. The local towns people frighten Ruth with their tall tales of people who have gone mad in the woods and have never returned as a creature runs amok in the woods killing and maiming trespassers. Meanwhile back in Toronto Inspector Brackenreid and his wife Margaret are preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary but they are continually being harassed by a bunch of ten year-olds who scare Margaret and pester the Inspector.

As much as Ruth regrets going on this camping trip and having to rough it with the bugs and the discovery of some dead bodies, Ruth eventually comes to have a most pleasurable experience with her husband Henry, her hero. Those pesky trick or treaters get their one-uppance and run for their little lives from Margaret which Inspector Brackenreid gets a big kick out of.

It is a great traditional Halloween episode with murder, gore, dead bodies, scary creatures and kids in Halloween masks pulling pranks all intertwined. A most entertaining episode.

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28 October 2019 (Canada) See more »

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