Hammer House of Horror (1980– )

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This British anthology series, which was produced by England's leading exporters of horror films, told tales of haunted houses, demons, ghosts and other supernatural wonders.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Nicholas Ball ...
 William Peters (1 episode, 1980)
Anna Calder-Marshall ...
 Janet (1 episode, 1980)
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 Tom Martin (1 episode, 1980)
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 Martin Blueck (1 episode, 1980)
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 Norman Shenley (1 episode, 1980)
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 David Winter (1 episode, 1980)
Julia Foster ...
 Ruth Cairns (1 episode, 1980)
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 Laurie Morton (1 episode, 1980)
Leigh Lawson ...
 Graham Elder (1 episode, 1980)
Ray Lonnen ...
 Michael Roberts (1 episode, 1980)
Peter McEnery ...
 Edwyn (1 episode, 1980)
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 Penny (1 episode, 1980)
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 Cliff (1 episode, 1980)
Gary Bond ...
 Terence Morton (1 episode, 1980)
Angela Bruce ...
 Sarah (1 episode, 1980)
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 Chuck Spillers (1 episode, 1980)
Suzanne Danielle ...
 Natalie (1 episode, 1980)
Rachel Davies ...
 Emma (1 episode, 1980)
Celia Gregory ...
 Sarah Martin (1 episode, 1980)
Georgina Hale ...
 Stella (1 episode, 1980)
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 Allison Lussan (1 episode, 1980)
James Laurenson ...
 Mr. Rayburn (1 episode, 1980)
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 Harry (1 episode, 1980)
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 Lucinda Jessop (1 episode, 1980)
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 Martin (1 episode, 1980)
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 Gwen (1 episode, 1980)
Norman Beaton ...
 Mr. Ngenko (1 episode, 1980)
John Carson ...
 Charles Randolph (1 episode, 1980)
Brian Croucher ...
 George Evans (1 episode, 1980)
Elaine Donnelly ...
 Annie Spillers (1 episode, 1980)
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 Mrs. Ardoy (1 episode, 1980)
Prunella Gee ...
 Mary Winter (1 episode, 1980)
Marius Goring ...
 Heinz Hoffman (1 episode, 1980)
Paul Hawkins ...
 David (1 episode, 1980)
Pat Heywood ...
 Emily Shenley (1 episode, 1980)
Emrys James ...
 Dr. Harris (1 episode, 1980)
Richard Pearson ...
 Sir Humphrey Chesterton (1 episode, 1980)
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 Mrs. Henska (1 episode, 1980)
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 Gupta / ... (1 episode, 1980)
Norman Bird ...
 Basil (1 episode, 1980)
Anthony Brown ...
 Priest (1 episode, 1980)
Anthony Carrick ...
 Det. Sergeant Aldridge (1 episode, 1980)
Frances Cuka ...
 Gwen Williams (1 episode, 1980)
Pauline Delaney ...
 Sister (1 episode, 1980)
Barbara Ewing ...
 Laura Stephens (1 episode, 1980)
Lucy Gutteridge ...
 Lolly (1 episode, 1980)
Patricia Maynard ...
 Jean Evans (1 episode, 1980)
Ian McCulloch ...
 Dr. Charles Henderson (1 episode, 1980)
Mia Nadasi ...
 Margaret (1 episode, 1980)
Barry Stanton ...
 Tony (1 episode, 1980)
Robert Urquhart ...
 Harry (1 episode, 1980)
Tariq Yunus ...
 Charles Austin (1 episode, 1980)
Matthew Blakstad ...
 James (1 episode, 1980)
Robin Browne ...
 Police Officer (1 episode, 1980)
Paul Darrow ...
 Simon Andrews (1 episode, 1980)
David Healy ...
 Peter Picardo (1 episode, 1980)
George Innes ...
 Cedric (1 episode, 1980)
Milton Johns ...
 Andrew James Powers (1 episode, 1980)
Jonathan Kent ...
 Tader (1 episode, 1980)
Philip Latham ...
 Hargreaves (1 episode, 1980)
Stanley Lebor ...
 Charles (1 episode, 1980)
Lennard Pearce ...
 Rector (1 episode, 1980)
Conrad Phillips ...
 Dr. Manders (1 episode, 1980)
Eleanor Summerfield ...
 Lady Strudwick (1 episode, 1980)
Jacob Witkin ...
 Woodcutter (1 episode, 1980)
Margaret Anderson ...
 Sister (1 episode, 1980)
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 Dr. Melbury (1 episode, 1980)
Peter Birrel ...
 Markham (1 episode, 1980)
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 Willis (1 episode, 1980)
Michael Culver ...
 Mark (1 episode, 1980)
Terry Kinsella ...
 Lionel (1 episode, 1980)
Jenny Laird ...
 Mrs. Roberts (1 episode, 1980)
Caroline Langrishe ...
 Tina (1 episode, 1980)
Matthew Long ...
 Andy (1 episode, 1980)
Adrian Mann ...
 Tibor (1 episode, 1980)
Christopher Reilly ...
 William Morton (1 episode, 1980)
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 Sophia (1 episode, 1980)
Daphne Anderson ...
 Matron (1 episode, 1980)
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 Ben Faraday (1 episode, 1980)
Ellis Dale ...
 Police Doctor (1 episode, 1980)
Michael Deeks ...
 Phil Peters (1 episode, 1980)
James Duggan ...
 Sampson (1 episode, 1980)
William Moore ...
 Mr. Roberts (1 episode, 1980)
Patricia Mort ...
 Maid (1 episode, 1980)
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 1st Girl (1 episode, 1980)
Joanne White ...
 Sophia (Older) (1 episode, 1980)
Victoria Wood ...
 Sophy (1 episode, 1980)
Andy Bradford ...
 Steve (1 episode, 1980)
Sharon Fussey ...
 2nd Girl (1 episode, 1980)
Michael Hughes ...
 Mechanic, Thornton (1 episode, 1980)
Gerard Kelly ...
 Andrew (1 episode, 1980)
Sophie Kind ...
 Eloise (1 episode, 1980)
Jeremy Longhurst ...
 Dr. Cummings (1 episode, 1980)
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 Inspector Franks (1 episode, 1980)
George Tovey ...
 Old Man, Albert Clements (1 episode, 1980)
Gary Waldhorn ...
 Bacharach (1 episode, 1980)
Una Brandon-Jones ...
 Old Woman, Mrs. Clements (1 episode, 1980)
Brenda Cowling ...
 Nurse Davies (1 episode, 1980)
James Curran ...
 Pritchard (1 episode, 1980)
Matthew Dorman ...
 Young Boy (1 episode, 1980)
Janet Fielding ...
 Secretary, Mandy (1 episode, 1980)
Michael Latimer ...
 Dr. Bradley (1 episode, 1980)
Barry McDonald ...
 Auctioneer (1 episode, 1980)
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 Nurse Foster (1 episode, 1980)
Jeffry Wickham ...
 Edgar (1 episode, 1980)
Geoffrey Beevers ...
 Gravedigger (1 episode, 1980)
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 Surgeon (1 episode, 1980)
Wilhelmina Green ...
 Young Girl (1 episode, 1980)
Barbara Keogh ...
 Joan (1 episode, 1980)
Mike Savage ...
 P.C. Jenkins (1 episode, 1980)
...
 Hospital Gardener (1 episode, 1980)
Michael Stock ...
 Armourer (1 episode, 1980)
Jo Warne ...
 1st Mother (1 episode, 1980)
Anne Dyson ...
 Mrs. Rord (1 episode, 1980)
Malcolm Hayes ...
 Attendant (1 episode, 1980)
Paula Jacobs ...
 Joyce (1 episode, 1980)
Sarah Keller ...
 2nd Mother (1 episode, 1980)
Corinna Reardon ...
 Small Girl (1 episode, 1980)
Lee Richards ...
 Actress (1 episode, 1980)
Barry Stokes ...
 1st Victim (1 episode, 1980)
...
 Last Victim (1 episode, 1980)
Crispin Gillbard ...
 Policeman (1 episode, 1980)
Max Mason ...
 Journalist (1 episode, 1980)
Roger Ostime ...
 The Butler (1 episode, 1980)
Andrew Pariss ...
 Boy (1 episode, 1980)
Daniel Payne ...
 Small Boy (1 episode, 1980)
Peter Dean ...
 Charlie (1 episode, 1980)
Natalie Payne ...
 Irenya (1 episode, 1980)
Charles Pemberton ...
 Policeman (1 episode, 1980)
Anna Perry ...
 Journalist (1 episode, 1980)
Richard Wren ...
 Chauffeur (1 episode, 1980)
Diane Adderley ...
 Police Woman (1 episode, 1980)
Marilyn Finlay ...
 Sister (1 episode, 1980)
Daniel Kipling ...
 Andreas (1 episode, 1980)
Louis Mansi ...
 Rossi (1 episode, 1980)
Kevin Stoney ...
 Rothwell (1 episode, 1980)
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This British anthology series, which was produced by England's leading exporters of horror films, told tales of haunted houses, demons, ghosts and other supernatural wonders.

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Release Date:

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$3,900,000 (estimated)
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(13 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Uneven With The Selling Point Being The Studio Name
9 September 2013 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

Anthology series featuring stand alone episodes centered around supernatural and horror themes weren't all that common in television in the 60s 70s and 80s and the longest running one was the often dire TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED sarcastically referred to by some people as Tales Of The Bloody Obvious . They do however stick in the mind of a people of a certain age often down to the fact we remember good ones and quickly forget he bad ones . they're often very variable and my personal opinion is that the best anthology show was JOURNEY TO THE UNKNOWN a syndicated British show produced by Hammer films . Hammer were the world kings of horror film making in the 60s and 70s and mindful of their output they produced this well remembered show which was broadcast in 1980

What struck me about watching this series after a gap of many years is how parochial everything is . Unlike JTTU which due to finance constraints had to shoe in a American lead in to each and every episode , and to a lesser degree Brian Clemens THRILLER from the mid 1970s there's no real attempt to make characters identifiable to an audience outside Britain and the cast are almost exclusively those actors and actresses who you instantly recognise even though their names don't come readily to mind . Possibly the best known actor - and with a nice touch to the studio's past - is Peter Cushing in THE SILENT SCREAM where he appears with a totally unknown Scottish actor called Brian Cox . . This parochial thinking shouldn't be taken as a criticism however and the stories do have a strong though slightly quaint feeling of Britishness rather than trans Atlantic gloss

The episodes themselves are some what variable the outstanding episode being The House That Bled and the clear wooden prize winners jointly being held by the very predictable Visitor From Beyond The Grave and demonic child Growing Pains according to opinion here but my own opinion is Children Of The Full Moon being the worst down to it's rather silly storyline . Interesting too that episodes seen divided between macabre mystery and out and out horror tale . Watching the show you're struck by how limited the horror genre is . We thankfully don't get any horny teenagers in peril type stories but much of the themes here have been done before and probably better . This seems to have split opinions on this page quite markedly judging by the comments and I suppose to enjoy this series in the spirit it was meant you'd have to be home every Autumn Saturday in 1980 . A second series was planned for broadcast in 1982 but a behind the scenes production deal led the series to mutating in to HAMMER HOUSE OF MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE which was financed by 20th Century Fox which meant we had shoe horned American characters and very hap hazard scheduling in Britain which meant that show became very obscure


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