Hammer House of Horror: Season 1, Episode 11

Visitor from the Grave (22 Nov. 1980)

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A former mental patient kills her would-be rapist, but his corpse returns from its secret grave.

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In this Hammer Horror take of 'Diabolique', Penny is the mentally unbalanced wife of Harry Wells a crooked businessman who kills an intruder whom was a business rival of Harry's. After helping her husband hide the body to avoid a police investigation, Penny starts having visions of the dead man appearing before her which drives her more insane. Harry think's Penny's just imagining things, while a local psychic, named Margaret, suggests an exorcism to drive the ghost away. But the real surprise is yet to come. Written by Anonymous

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Charles is wounded in the right eye, but when his face appears at the séance, the wound is over his left eye. See more »

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Predictalbe and Unoriginal Visions - Easily the Weakest H.H.H. Episode
25 August 2009 | by (Salzburg, Austria) – See all my reviews

Generally speaking, I am a fan of the great British Hammer Studios' short-running series "Hammer House of Horror" (1980). While the episodes generally differ in quality, this eleventh entry to the series, "Visitors from the Grave" is by far the weakest one. Overall, "Visitors from the Grave" is unoriginal and terribly predictable, telling a story that has been told many times before, but in a very weak manner. Penny (Kathryn Leigh Scott), a young American woman and former mental patient who is married to the Englishman Harry (Simon McCorkindale), kills a man who tries to rape her. After her husband buries the rapist in the woods nearby their remote house, Penny begins having visions of the deceased, who has seemingly come back from the grave to haunt her... Topics like this one are omnipresent in Horror, and often very creepily executed; Sadly this cannot be said about "Visitors from the Grave", which, apart from some atmosphere, has hardly anything to be recommended for. The leading character Penny's hysterical character is extremely annoying, otherwise, there is not a single interesting or likable character in the film. Director Peter Sasdy deserves respect for directing three very good Hammer films, "Taste The Blood of Dracula" (1970), "Countess Dracula" (1971) and "Hands of the Ripper" (1971, his best film), as well as contributing three better episodes to "Hammer House of Horror". "Visitors from the Grave", however, is for H.H.H. completists only, otherwise I would recommend to skip this one and watch all the others.


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