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Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible -- Eponymous narrator Dr Terrible introduces the wickedly comic tale of a 1645 Blackburn witchhunt. Captain Tobias Slater Witch Locator is selflessly dedicated to the twin pursuits of witchburning and wench-bedding until the day he comes across a real coven of three evil sisters.

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12 November 2001 (UK) See more »
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Cast

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Steve Coogan ... Dr. Terrible / ... (6 episodes, 2001)
Graham Duff ... Josh / ... (4 episodes, 2001)
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Series Directed by
Matt Lipsey (6 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Writing credits
Steve Coogan (6 episodes, 2001)
Graham Duff (6 episodes, 2001)
Henry Normal (6 episodes, 2001)

Series Produced by
Steve Coogan .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2001)
Graham Duff .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2001)
Alison MacPhail .... producer (6 episodes, 2001)
Henry Normal .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Original Music by
Willie Dowling (6 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Cinematography by
Francis De Groote (6 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Film Editing by
Charlie Phillips (6 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Casting by
Sarah Crowe (6 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Production Design by
Steve Groves (6 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Art Direction by
Rachel Heady (3 episodes, 2001)
Dick Lunn (3 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Costume Design by
Marcia Stanton (6 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Makeup Department
Elaine Browne .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2001)
Vanessa White .... hair designer / makeup designer (6 episodes, 2001)
Nicola Matthews .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2001)
Rebecca Walker .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2001)
Neill Gorton .... prosthetics (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Production Management
Kerry Waddell .... production manager (6 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Gilchrist .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2001)
Elaine Mackenzie .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2001)
Michael Queen .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Art Department
Jacalyn Hyman .... props buyer (6 episodes, 2001)
Ian Murray .... rigger (6 episodes, 2001)
Anna Pearce .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2001)
Daryl Sedgwick .... props (6 episodes, 2001)
Simon Blackmore .... props (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Sound Department
Rob Butler-Biggs .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 2001)
Alex Thompson .... sound (6 episodes, 2001)
Rob Widger .... sound (6 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Special Effects by
Steve Bowman .... special effects (6 episodes, 2001)
John Boundy .... special effects (2 episodes, 2001)
Kristina Budd .... special effects (2 episodes, 2001)
Andrew David .... special effects (2 episodes, 2001)
Maria Hurley .... special effects (2 episodes, 2001)
Malcolm James .... special effects (2 episodes, 2001)
Nick Kool .... special effects (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Stunts
Glenn Marks .... stunt coordinator (4 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
James Beckett .... electrician (6 episodes, 2001)
Al Beech .... camera assistant (6 episodes, 2001)
Alex Byng .... camera assistant (6 episodes, 2001)
Brandon Evans .... gaffer (6 episodes, 2001)
Warren Evans .... electrician (6 episodes, 2001)
Ronnie Savory .... electrician (6 episodes, 2001)
Joe Smyth .... grip (6 episodes, 2001)
Peter Welch .... focus puller (6 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Inca Bayer .... wardrobe assistant (6 episodes, 2001)
Michelle Marsh .... wardrobe assistant (6 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Music Department
Greg Hatwell .... composer: additional music (6 episodes, 2001)
Steve Parr .... music mixer / music recordist (6 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Other crew
Dave Cole .... production runner (6 episodes, 2001)
Jonathan Merrell .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2001)
Christine Moses .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2001)
Rachael Speed .... production runner (6 episodes, 2001)
Helen Stanley .... production secretary (6 episodes, 2001)
Kate Thornton .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2001)
Scott Sidey .... location manager (4 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Thanks
Lindsay Hughes .... thanks (6 episodes, 2001)
Louise Manzaroli .... thanks (6 episodes, 2001)
Lindsey Posner .... thanks (6 episodes, 2001)
 

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A great idea on paper but lacking something in execution, 9 April 2015
Author: Red-Barracuda from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

When I first heard about Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible I remember being pretty excited. Not only was this the latest Steve Coogan vehicle but it also was basing itself around old British horror movies that I was very fond of. Unfortunately the idea was greater than the execution and the series didn't attract the predicted audience figures and was not recommissioned for a second season. It's a shame that the series wasn't better, as the potential in the idea is so obvious, while the cast used throughout is really very impressive. It also has pretty decent production values with some fine period detail in all the instalments. The biggest single issue is with the writing, as despite being a comedy it really isn't very funny too often and some of the story lines are handled in quite a clunky manner.

The three studios synonymous with British horror of the 60's and 70's are spoofed, namely Hammer, Amicus and Tigon. The entries focusing on the latter two are probably the best instalments in the whole series. 'And Now the Fearing' mimics the horror anthology series specialised by Amicus and unlike the others is set in more modern times in the early 1970's, so it really stands out from the other instalments on that basis alone. 'Scream Satan Scream' is the final episode and it parodies the 17th century-set Tigon horror films, most obviously Witchfinder General (1968). In it, Coogan plays probably his most well-conceived character - the sleazy Captain Tobias Slater, Witch Locator. The remaining episodes, however, aren't as good as these and overall are at best somewhat middling. Overall, I enjoyed the series up to a point, in that I like the concept of it and it is certainly good in places but its not essential stuff really and would probably have been more enjoyable if more care had been taken with the writing.

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