Hammer House of Horror: Season 1, Episode 5

The House That Bled to Death (11 Oct. 1980)

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William and Emma Peters buy an old house where a brutal murder happened years ago in very bad condition with the intention of restoring it. They move with their daughter Sophie, and become ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Nicholas Ball ...
William Peters
Rachel Davies ...
Brian Croucher ...
George Evans
Patricia Maynard ...
Jean Evans (as Pat Maynard)
Milton Johns ...
Andrew James Powers
Joanne White ...
Sophia (Older)
George Tovey ...
Old Man, Albert Clements
Una Brandon-Jones ...
Old Woman, Mrs. Clements
Jo Warne ...
1st Mother
Sarah Keller ...
2nd Mother
Max Mason ...
Anna Perry ...
Marilyn Finlay ...


William and Emma Peters buy an old house where a brutal murder happened years ago in very bad condition with the intention of restoring it. They move with their daughter Sophie, and become friends of their neighbors Jean and George Evans. However, eerie events happen in the house, inclusive the death of Sophie's cat. In Sophie's birthday party, a pipe leaks blood and they leave the place, disclosing a secret later. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When George Evans reads the newspaper with William and Emma, the headline reads "Albert Clements Butchers Wife"; but later, when talking to Jean and George, Mr. Powers asks of they knew "...the Johnsons, the husband that murdered his wife". See more »


Featured in Charlie Brooker's 2011 Wipe (2011) See more »

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Super Scary!
26 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode scared me to death as a kid. I had nightmares for weeks!! In fact, it's the episode that I always remembered having nightmares about, which led me to research the whole series and watch it. Not to mention, it made me a mad fan of Hammer in general. As I got older, I couldn't remember if it was a movie or TV show and it was years before I finally tracked it down online. And it was just as good as I remembered!! The birthday party scene is truly terrifying. There is enough blood and gore to keep the slasher fan placated. But not so much that those of us who prefer atmosphere cannot enjoy every minute. In all, it's very creepy and has a well thought out plot. This is the best episode of one of the best horror series ever! Too bad it only lasted a season!

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