Hammer House of Horror: Season 1, Episode 10

Guardian of the Abyss (15 Nov. 1980)

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A scrying glass puts an antiques exporter in the path of a woman fleeing from devil worshipers and the evil hypnotist who leads them.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Ray Lonnen ...
Michael Roberts
Allison Lussan
John Carson ...
Charles Randolph
Barbara Ewing ...
Laura Stephens
Paul Darrow ...
Simon Andrews
Caroline Langrishe ...
1st Girl
Sharon Fussey ...
2nd Girl
Barry McDonald ...


Michael Roberts joins his friend Laura Stephens at an auction and talks her out of selling her newly-acquired mirror to a mysterious man who seems excessively eager to have it. When Michael takes it from her to have it appraised, its occult powers put him in the path of Allison, who has just run away from a secret society that wants to sacrifice her in order to conjure up a powerful devil. The head of this society is Charles Randolph, an evil hypnotist whom Michael will find extremely dangerous. Written by J. Spurlin

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excellent all the way
10 May 2010 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

For me this is one of the better episodes in the Hammer series. In fact, the whole episode you are into the storyline. It starts off pretty well and never fails to keep you attracted. The ending also has a bit of a surprise as always with the Hammer episodes but also there is an extra plot change that you can't see coming. The effects used are a bit of a let down. When the guardian of the abyss appears you will see that it is the cheapest effect used like in the old days, (30 and 40's) but still the creepiness and the blood flows. due to the cheapness there was never a second season, Twilight Zone was broadcasted and was better done , but the Hammer series is cult

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