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Hammer House of Horror 

This British anthology series, which was produced by England's leading exporters of horror films, told tales of haunted houses, demons, ghosts, and other supernatural wonders.
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Series cast summary:
Nicholas Ball Nicholas Ball ...  William 1 episode, 1980
Anna Calder-Marshall ...  Janet 1 episode, 1980
Christopher Cazenove ...  Tom 1 episode, 1980
Peter Cushing ...  Martin Blueck 1 episode, 1980
Denholm Elliott ...  Norman Shenley 1 episode, 1980
Jon Finch ...  David 1 episode, 1980
Julia Foster ...  Ruth 1 episode, 1980
Barbara Kellerman ...  Laurie Morton 1 episode, 1980
Leigh Lawson ...  Graham 1 episode, 1980
Ray Lonnen ...  Michael Roberts 1 episode, 1980
Peter McEnery ...  Edwyn 1 episode, 1980
Kathryn Leigh Scott ...  Penny 1 episode, 1980
Anthony Valentine ...  Cliff 1 episode, 1980
Gary Bond ...  Terence Morton 1 episode, 1980
Angela Bruce ...  Sarah 1 episode, 1980
Brian Cox ...  Chuck 1 episode, 1980
Suzanne Danielle ...  Natalie 1 episode, 1980
Rachel Davies ...  Emma 1 episode, 1980
Celia Gregory Celia Gregory ...  Sarah 1 episode, 1980
Georgina Hale ...  Stella 1 episode, 1980
Rosalyn Landor ...  Allison 1 episode, 1980
James Laurenson ...  Mr. Rayburn 1 episode, 1980
Simon MacCorkindale ...  Harry 1 episode, 1980
Patricia Quinn ...  Lucinda 1 episode, 1980
Gary Raymond ...  Martin 1 episode, 1980
Dinah Sheridan ...  Gwen 1 episode, 1980
Norman Beaton Norman Beaton ...  Mr. Ngenko 1 episode, 1980
John Carson ...  Charles Randolph 1 episode, 1980
Brian Croucher Brian Croucher ...  George 1 episode, 1980
Elaine Donnelly ...  Annie 1 episode, 1980
Diana Dors ...  Mrs. Ardoy 1 episode, 1980
Prunella Gee ...  Mary 1 episode, 1980
Marius Goring ...  Heinz 1 episode, 1980
Paul Hawkins Paul Hawkins ...  David 1 episode, 1980
Pat Heywood Pat Heywood ...  Emily Shenley 1 episode, 1980
Emrys James Emrys James ...  Dr. Harris 1 episode, 1980
Richard Pearson ...  Sir Humphrey Chesterton 1 episode, 1980
Siân Phillips ...  Mrs. Henska 1 episode, 1980
Gareth Thomas ...  Gupta / ... 1 episode, 1980
Norman Bird ...  Basil 1 episode, 1980
Antony Brown ...  Priest 1 episode, 1980
Anthony Carrick ...  Aldridge 1 episode, 1980
Frances Cuka Frances Cuka ...  Gwen 1 episode, 1980
Pauline Delaney ...  Sister 1 episode, 1980
Lucy Gutteridge ...  Lolly 1 episode, 1980
Patricia Maynard Patricia Maynard ...  Jean 1 episode, 1980
Ian McCulloch ...  Charles 1 episode, 1980
Mia Nadasi ...  Margaret 1 episode, 1980
Barry Stanton ...  Tony 1 episode, 1980
Robert Urquhart ...  Harry 1 episode, 1980
Tariq Yunus Tariq Yunus ...  Charles Austin 1 episode, 1980
Matthew Blakstad Matthew Blakstad ...  James 1 episode, 1980
Robin Browne Robin Browne ...  Police Officer 1 episode, 1980
Paul Darrow Paul Darrow ...  Andrews 1 episode, 1980
David Healy David Healy ...  Peter 1 episode, 1980
George Innes ...  Cedric 1 episode, 1980
Milton Johns ...  A. J. Powers 1 episode, 1980
Jonathan Kent Jonathan Kent ...  Tader 1 episode, 1980
Philip Latham ...  Hargreaves 1 episode, 1980
Stanley Lebor ...  Charles 1 episode, 1980
Lennard Pearce Lennard Pearce ...  Rector 1 episode, 1980
Conrad Phillips ...  Dr. Manders 1 episode, 1980
Eleanor Summerfield Eleanor Summerfield ...  Lady Strudwick 1 episode, 1980
Jacob Witkin Jacob Witkin ...  Woodcutter 1 episode, 1980
Margaret Anderson Margaret Anderson ...  Sister 1 episode, 1980
Gareth Armstrong ...  Dr. Melbury 1 episode, 1980
Peter Birrel ...  Markham 1 episode, 1980
James Cosmo ...  Willis 1 episode, 1980
Michael Culver ...  Mark 1 episode, 1980
Terry Kinsella Terry Kinsella ...  Lionel 1 episode, 1980
Jenny Laird ...  Mrs. Roberts 1 episode, 1980
Caroline Langrishe ...  Tina 1 episode, 1980
Matthew Long Matthew Long ...  Andy 1 episode, 1980
Adrian Mann Adrian Mann ...  Tibor 1 episode, 1980
Christopher Reilly Christopher Reilly ...  William 1 episode, 1980
Emma Ridley ...  Sophia 1 episode, 1980
Daphne Anderson ...  Matron 1 episode, 1980
Warren Clarke ...  Ben 1 episode, 1980
Ellis Dale Ellis Dale ...  Police Doctor 1 episode, 1980
Michael Deeks Michael Deeks ...  Phil 1 episode, 1980
James Duggan ...  Sampson 1 episode, 1980
William Moore William Moore ...  Mr. Roberts 1 episode, 1980
Patricia Mort Patricia Mort ...  Maid 1 episode, 1980
Sophie Thompson ...  1st Girl 1 episode, 1980
Joanne White Joanne White ...  Sophia (Older) 1 episode, 1980
Victoria Wood Victoria Wood ...  Sophy 1 episode, 1980
Andy Bradford ...  Steve 1 episode, 1980
Sharon Fussey Sharon Fussey ...  2nd Girl 1 episode, 1980
Michael Hughes Michael Hughes ...  Mechanic 1 episode, 1980
Gerard Kelly ...  Andrew 1 episode, 1980
Sophie Kind Sophie Kind ...  Eloise 1 episode, 1980
Jeremy Longhurst Jeremy Longhurst ...  Dr. Cummings 1 episode, 1980
Jeff Rawle ...  Franks 1 episode, 1980
George Tovey George Tovey ...  Old Man 1 episode, 1980
Gary Waldhorn ...  Bacharach 1 episode, 1980
Una Brandon-Jones Una Brandon-Jones ...  Old Woman 1 episode, 1980
Brenda Cowling Brenda Cowling ...  Nurse Davies 1 episode, 1980
James Curran James Curran ...  Pritchard 1 episode, 1980
Matthew Dorman Matthew Dorman ...  Young Boy 1 episode, 1980
Janet Fielding ...  Secretary 1 episode, 1980
Michael Latimer ...  Dr. Bradley 1 episode, 1980
Barry McDonald Barry McDonald ...  Auctioneer 1 episode, 1980
Anna Simone Scott ...  Nurse 1 episode, 1980
Jeffry Wickham Jeffry Wickham ...  Edgar 1 episode, 1980
Geoffrey Beevers Geoffrey Beevers ...  Gravedigger 1 episode, 1980
Peter Cartwright ...  Surgeon 1 episode, 1980
Wilhelmina Green ...  Young Girl 1 episode, 1980
Barbara Keogh Barbara Keogh ...  Joan 1 episode, 1980
Mike Savage Mike Savage ...  P.C. Jenkins 1 episode, 1980
William Morgan Sheppard ...  Hospital Gardener 1 episode, 1980
Michael Stock Michael Stock ...  Armourer 1 episode, 1980
Jo Warne ...  1st Mother 1 episode, 1980
Anne Dyson ...  Mrs. Rord 1 episode, 1980
Malcolm Hayes Malcolm Hayes ...  Attendant 1 episode, 1980
Paula Jacobs Paula Jacobs ...  Joyce 1 episode, 1980
Sarah Keller Sarah Keller ...  2nd Mother 1 episode, 1980
Corinna Reardon Corinna Reardon ...  Small Girl 1 episode, 1980
Lee Richards Lee Richards ...  Actress 1 episode, 1980
Barry Stokes ...  1st Victim 1 episode, 1980
Pierce Brosnan ...  Last Victim 1 episode, 1980
Crispin Gillbard Crispin Gillbard ...  Policeman 1 episode, 1980
Max Mason Max Mason ...  Journalist 1 episode, 1980
Roger Ostime Roger Ostime ...  The Butler 1 episode, 1980
Andrew Pariss Andrew Pariss ...  Boy 1 episode, 1980
Daniel Payne Daniel Payne ...  Small Boy 1 episode, 1980
Peter Dean Peter Dean ...  Charlie 1 episode, 1980
Natalie Payne Natalie Payne ...  Irenya 1 episode, 1980
Charles Pemberton Charles Pemberton ...  Policeman 1 episode, 1980
Anna Perry Anna Perry ...  Journalist 1 episode, 1980
Richard Wren Richard Wren ...  Chauffeur 1 episode, 1980
Diane Adderley Diane Adderley ...  Police Woman 1 episode, 1980
Marilyn Finlay Marilyn Finlay ...  Sister 1 episode, 1980
Daniel Kipling Daniel Kipling ...  Andreas 1 episode, 1980
John Louis Mansi John Louis Mansi ...  Rossi 1 episode, 1980
Kevin Stoney Kevin Stoney ...  Rothwell 1 episode, 1980
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This British anthology series, which was produced by England's leading exporters of horror films, told tales of haunted houses, demons, ghosts, and other supernatural wonders.

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Horror

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Official Sites:

Hammer Film Productions

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1980 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gefrier-Schocker See more »

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Budget:

$3,900,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Terence Fisher was attached to direct a story, but died in pre-production. See more »

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Featured in Screenwipe: Episode #2.2 (2006) See more »

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Very interesting series
2 September 2001 | by rundbauchdodoSee all my reviews

This TV-series contains 13 episodes of 52 minutes, and all of them are worth to watch. Of course, not all stories are even, there are tops and flops. But all in all, there is no episode that is really bad.

First, the three weakest stories. The fourth episode, "Growing Pains", tells an interesting story about the ghost of a dead boy coming back from the grave to haunt his parents who haven't had enough time to look after him. But too slow paced and a tame ending make this episode rather a letdown. The ninth episode "Carpathian Eagle" boosts a very interesting serial killer story with a twist (and Pierce Brosnan in a small role as a victim), but it's also too slow paced and predictable towards the end. The weakest of all episodes is number ten, "Guardian of the Abyss". It's a not very original story about a Satan's cult, only the final twist is nice to watch.

But there are some exquisite horror stories in the series. For example, episode two, "The Thirteenth Reunion". It's a creepy story about a cannibalistic secret society, highly recommended. As is the sixth episode, "Charlie Boy", the goriest episode with the highest body count about an African voodoo fetish with deadly powers. Or the seventh, "The Silent Scream" starring Peter Cushing as an ex-concentration camp guard who makes a grueling experiment with an ex-convict. Psychologically very unnerving. "Visitor from the Grave", the eleventh episode, has also some creepy moments that are perfectly timed. But the most haunting story is the twelfth, "The Two Faces of Evil", which will make You shiver for quite a while. Atmospheric horror at its best.

The first episode, "Witching Time", starring Ian "Zombi 2" McCullogh, is mainly remarkable for being the only one with a happy-end. "Rude Awakening", the third, is the most (dark) humorous one with Denholm Elliott playing the lead role gleefully funny. The fifth episode "The House That Bled to Death" makes a seven year old girl suffer some really bad shocks, while episode eight, "Children of the Full Moon", tells a nice variation of the classic wolf man story. The final episode, "The Mark of Satan", is an interesting study of a man's paranoia and its unpleasant consequences.

For being a TV-series, the episodes boost surprisingly subversive and violent moments. They are mostly highly entertaining and creepy. Recommended to all who like to shiver while they're watching movies.


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