Hammer House of Horror: Season 1, Episode 13

The Mark of Satan (6 Dec. 1980)

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A man sees the number nine everywhere and is convinced the forces of evil are at work.



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Peter McEnery ...
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Emrys James ...
Dr. Harris
Anthony Brown ...
Conrad Phillips ...
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Peter Birrel ...
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Steve (as Andrew Bradford)
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A man sees the number nine everywhere and is convinced the forces of evil are at work.

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And I thought the number was supposed to be 666...
26 July 2010 | by (Salzburg, Austria) – See all my reviews

The magnificent British Hammer Studios' TV-series "Hammer House of Horror" sadly ran for only one season in 1980; however, this one season is more than worth watching and includes several little films that are downright great. Such as this last episode, "The Mask of Satan". This thirteenth episode to the series is maybe my personal second-favorite after the brilliant seventh episode, "The Silent Scream" (starring Hammer icon Peter Cushing and Brian Cox). "The Mark of Satan" tells the story of a man obsessed with the number nine. Edwyn Rord (Peter McEnery), a solitary middle-aged man who still lives with his mother and works at a hospital morgue, sees the number nine everywhere he goes, and gets obsessed with the idea that it is a Satanic code. Convinced that disciples of Satan are conspiring against him, Edwyn descends further and further into madness. Is he simply going mad, or is there a truth behind his occult conspiracy theories? The greatness of this Hammer episode lies in an increasing atmosphere of insanity which is created by both an intelligent and creepy script, and a great performance by leading man Peter McEnery. McEnery depicts the obsession of his character in a highly convincing manner to a point that actually makes the viewer believe in his bizarre occult theories. The strangeness of the other characters, such as his dominant mother, their tenant Stella (Georgina Hale), as well as Edwyn's colleagues even increases this mystery, and keeps the suspense-level high from start to finish. Overall, this is one of the most suspenseful and greatest episodes of this regrettably short-running TV-series, and a definite must-see for my fellow Hammer-fans.

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