Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense: Season 1, Episode 6

In Possession (12 Jan. 1985)

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A couple on vacation in the English resort of Brighton see what appear to be spirits. Two years later, the spirits return to their house to haunt them.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvia Daly
Frank Daly
David Healy ...
Jack Mervyn (as David Healey)
Betty Mervyn
Mr. Donald Prentice
Vivienne Burgess ...
Mrs. Jessica Prentice
Brendan Price ...
Paranormal Research Scientist
Peter Bland ...
Policeman, Ted Wheeler
Hugh Sullivan ...
Marianne Stone ...
Woman Downstairs
Anthony Morton ...
Maitre D'
John D. Collins ...
Estate Agent
Carl Rigg ...
Hotel Manager
David Auker ...
Removal Man
Sarah Porter ...


A couple on vacation in the English resort of Brighton see what appear to be spirits. Two years later, the spirits return to their house to haunt them.

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Brilliant ghost story
24 April 2000 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This could be Hammer's only successful ghost story. Part of their swan song series of 13 television films, this is a superbly written and original drama which really builds the menace and keeps the viewer guessing. Christopher Cazenove is a reliable lead and the charming Judy Loe is always a pleasure to watch, only the annoying Carol Linley marring the proceedings slightly. The claustrophobic location, believeable reactions and excellent twist ending all unite to make this a perfect little chiller, although the slow motion sequence is a bit drawn out. A gem!

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