Hank and Ann move into the country and are taken aback by how friendly the local people are. They soon become part of the community but Hank begins to distrust Luther who seems to lead the local social scene.

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Hank Prentiss
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Susan Redford (as Suzanne Mokler)
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Hank and Ann move into the country and are taken aback by how friendly the local people are. They soon become part of the community but Hank begins to distrust Luther who seems to lead the local social scene.

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The Neighbours From Hell!
9 March 2008 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

Hank and Anne Prentiss take up residence in the country. The neighbours, especially divorcée Terry Lawrence, and Luther and Helen Ames, appear to be very friendly.

Perhaps a little too friendly. Luther seems to openly desire Anne, while Helen is obviously attracted to Hank.

At a housewarming party, a drunken Terry confides to Anne that she and Luther once had an affair. She describes Luther as 'a man who likes to own people'. The next morning, Anne finds Terry dead from an overdose of sleeping pills.

Hank befriends Matt Dystal, an Irish scriptwriter, and learns about the fate of the last person to live at the house, Dick Parker. Like Terry he committed suicide. But not of his own free will...

Based on a story by Charles Beaumont, a frequent contributor to 'The Twilight Zone', this is a cracking episode. Like 'The Beckoning Fair One', it centres on a couple moving into a new home only to discover evil forces at work. Here its a cult of rich pleasure seekers, who having exhausted every perverse activity imaginable have drifted into Satanism. First-rate direction by Peter Sasdy, later to direct 'Taste The Blood Of Dracula' for Hammer.

And what a cast. The late Patrick Allen plays the urbane 'Luther', with Adrienne Corri as 'Terry', Milo O'Shea as 'Matt', and Melissa Stribling as 'Helen'. Seen in a minor role is Damien Thomas, later to play 'Count Karnstein' in Hammer's 'Twins Of Evil'.

'Hank' is the late Robert Reed, best remembered for his role as the father in the long-running U.S. show 'The Brady Bunch'.

The opening scene - Luther and his friends enjoy their party, oblivious to the fact that a dead man hangs from the ceiling - is one of the most chilling in the entire series.


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