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13 September 1980 (UK) See more »
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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 [139])
Nicholas Ball ... William Peters (1 episode, 1980)
Anna Calder-Marshall ... Janet (1 episode, 1980)

Christopher Cazenove ... Tom Martin (1 episode, 1980)

Peter Cushing ... Martin Blueck (1 episode, 1980)

Denholm Elliott ... Norman Shenley (1 episode, 1980)

Jon Finch ... David Winter (1 episode, 1980)
Julia Foster ... Ruth Cairns (1 episode, 1980)

Barbara Kellerman ... 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)

Kathryn Leigh Scott ... Penny (1 episode, 1980)

Anthony Valentine ... Cliff (1 episode, 1980)
Gary Bond ... Terence Morton (1 episode, 1980)
Angela Bruce ... Sarah (1 episode, 1980)

Brian Cox ... 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)

Rosalyn Landor ... Allison Lussan (1 episode, 1980)
James Laurenson ... Mr. Rayburn (1 episode, 1980)

Simon MacCorkindale ... Harry (1 episode, 1980)

Patricia Quinn ... Lucinda Jessop (1 episode, 1980)

Gary Raymond ... Martin (1 episode, 1980)

Dinah Sheridan ... 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)

Diana Dors ... 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)

Siân Phillips ... Mrs. Henska (1 episode, 1980)

Gareth Thomas ... 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)

Gareth Armstrong ... Dr. Melbury (1 episode, 1980)
Peter Birrel ... Markham (1 episode, 1980)

James Cosmo ... 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)

Emma Ridley ... Sophia (1 episode, 1980)
Daphne Anderson ... Matron (1 episode, 1980)

Warren Clarke ... 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)

Sophie Thompson ... 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)

Jeff Rawle ... 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)

Anna Simone Scott ... Nurse Foster (1 episode, 1980)
Jeffry Wickham ... Edgar (1 episode, 1980)
Geoffrey Beevers ... Gravedigger (1 episode, 1980)

Peter Cartwright ... 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)

William Morgan Sheppard ... 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)

Pierce Brosnan ... 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)
Pat Gorman ... CID Sgt (1 episode, 1980)
Gordon Reid ... Max (1 episode, 1980)
Pam Rose ... Nurse (1 episode, 1980)

Series Directed by
Peter Sasdy (3 episodes, 1980)
Tom Clegg (2 episodes, 1980)
Alan Gibson (2 episodes, 1980)
Don Leaver (2 episodes, 1980)
Francis Megahy (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Writing credits
Bernie Cooper (2 episodes, 1980)
Francis Megahy (2 episodes, 1980)

Series Produced by
Brian Lawrence .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1980)
David Reid .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1980)
Roy Skeggs .... producer (13 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Original Music by
Paul Patterson (4 episodes, 1980)
John McCabe (3 episodes, 1980)
James Bernard (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Cinematography by
Frank Watts (9 episodes, 1980)
Norman Warwick (4 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Film Editing by
Chris Barnes (5 episodes, 1980)
Peter Weatherley (5 episodes, 1980)
Robert C. Dearberg (3 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Casting by
Eileen Garstka (13 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Production Design by
Carolyn Scott (13 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Makeup Department
Eddie Knight .... makeup artist / makeup designer (9 episodes, 1980)
Daphne Vollmer .... hair stylist / hair dresser (9 episodes, 1980)
Alan Brownie .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1980)
Betty Sherriff .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Production Management
Ron Jackson .... production manager (13 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ken Baker .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1980)
David Munro .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1980)

Zsuzsanna Mills .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Bob Bell .... assistant art director (13 episodes, 1980)
Richard Rooker .... assistant art director (13 episodes, 1980)

Paul Purdy .... props (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Jack T. Knight .... dubbing editor / dubbing mixer (13 episodes, 1980)
Bryan Tilling .... dubbing editor / dubbing mixer (13 episodes, 1980)
Otto Snel .... dubbing mixer / dubbing editor (11 episodes, 1980)
John Bramall .... sound recordist (9 episodes, 1980)
Peter Best .... dubbing editor / dubbing mixer (7 episodes, 1980)
Stuart Edwards .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 1980)
Ken Scrivener .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Special Effects by
Ian Scoones .... special effects (13 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Birtles .... gaffer (13 episodes, 1980)
Neil Binney .... camera operator (9 episodes, 1980)
Chic Anstiss .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1980)

Ian Foster .... clapper loader (unknown episodes)
Nigel Seal .... clapper loader (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Nightingale .... costume supervisor (13 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Music Department
Marcel Durham .... music editor (13 episodes, 1980)
Philip Martell .... music supervisor (13 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Other crew
Jack Gill .... presenter (13 episodes, 1980)
Callum McDougall .... production runner (13 episodes, 1980)
Margaret Nicholas .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1980)
Anthony Read .... story editor (13 episodes, 1980)
Mike Widd .... production accountant (13 episodes, 1980)
Lorely Farley .... continuity (9 episodes, 1980)
Marjorie Lavelly .... continuity (4 episodes, 1980)

Alex Matcham .... assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
 

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Terence Fisher was attached to direct a story but died in pre-production.See more »
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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Very unusual TV series that deserves a second look (SPOILERS!), 10 December 2004
Author: world_of_weird from England

Hammer House Of Horror, with its Spinal Tap's 'Stonehenge' soundalike theme tune, casts of soon-to-be-famous actors and commendably nasty flair for nihilism and genuine nastiness slithered onto British television (on Saturday nights, too!) in 1980 and carved indelible scars in the collective subconscious of an entire generation. Sure, not all the episodes were up to the same standard, but the ones that worked - well, they were classics.

THE HOUSE THAT BLED TO DEATH is one of the most memorable episodes, and rightly so. I think this would have made a decent feature-length film. An apparently unsuspecting family moves into a house with a grim recent past and quickly realize that all is not as it should be. A series of horrible incidents (animal lovers should not even consider watching this episode) culminate in the notorious blood-soaked birthday party and the family moves away, but even that isn't the end of their problems. This episode has one of the most shocking and disturbing final scenes of the whole series and would make a nice companion piece to Romano Scavolini's NIGHTMARE (1981), released the following year. SILENT SCREAM is another excellent series entry, with Peter Cushing at his creepy best as a seemingly innocuous pet shop owner who turns out to be a former concentration camp guard with a penchant for unpleasant experiments involving "prisons without walls". The finale is extremely creepy and haunted my dreams for a long time when I was a child. THE TWO FACES OF EVIL goes all out to disturb, with creepy electronic music, claustrophobic camera angles, dopplegangers, nausea-inducing shocks and another troubling ending. It's the closest the series comes to straight horror for its own sake, and should NOT be watched alone!

After the excellent opening salvo of three brilliant episodes, the rest of the series can seem like a disappointment, but CHARLIE BOY, WITCHING HOUR, GROWING PAINS, THE MARK OF Satan and VISITOR FROM THE GRAVE are all fine stories (the latter boasting a completely wacko final scene that will have you muttering "what the hell was THAT?!"), RUDE AWAKENING is as bizarre as anything the late Dennis Potter ever came up with, THE CARPATHIAN EAGLE boasts the gorgeous Suzanne Danielle, THE THIRTEENTH REUNION is well-acted and macabre if a little predictable, and the remaining few episodes don't quite come off. Nonetheless, it's a pleasingly varied series that's consistently entertaining, and a reminder of a time when television treated adults like adults and had yet to dumb down to the levels of dreck like Freddy's Nightmares.

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