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Children of the Full Moon 

A married couple, lost in the woods, stumble across a creepy mansion and its inhabitants - an overly-kind old women and deadly wolf children that scour the country-side looking for victims.


Tom Clegg


Murray Smith (screenplay)

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Episode complete credited cast:
Christopher Cazenove ... Tom
Celia Gregory Celia Gregory ... Sarah
Diana Dors ... Mrs. Ardoy
Robert Urquhart Robert Urquhart ... Harry
Jacob Witkin Jacob Witkin ... Woodcutter
Adrian Mann Adrian Mann ... Tibor
Victoria Wood Victoria Wood ... Sophy
Sophie Kind Sophie Kind ... Eloise
Matthew Dorman Matthew Dorman ... Young Boy
Wilhelmina Green ... Young Girl
Corinna Reardon Corinna Reardon ... Small Girl
Daniel Payne Daniel Payne ... Small Boy
Natalie Payne Natalie Payne ... Irenya
Daniel Kipling Daniel Kipling ... Andreas


Mrs. Ardoy is the caretaker of a creepy old house set in the heart of the forest, who takes in a stranded young couple with car trouble. Once tucked in for the night, the pair begin to experience mutual dreams about a pack of werewolves roaming the region by night. The dreams, of course, are not entirely what they seem... and for that matter, neither is their hostess. Written by Ørnås

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Release Date:

1 November 1980 (UK) See more »

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Hammer Films See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When first shown in the UK large areas of the country missed the last few minutes of this episode due to a massive electrical blackout. On one of the following days the resolution was actually printed in national newspapers, so great was the public outcry, but many people felt that such a resolution wasn't good enough and the broadcaster received an unprecedented number of complaints. In the end the episode was repeated the following week, ensuring the happiness of the viewing public. See more »


The woodcutter uses the word 'vulpine' to describe a wolf-like creature. The correct term is 'lupine'. 'Vulpine' relates to foxes. See more »

Alternate Versions

Most versions are cut and is missing much of the overt sexual content and gore of the original version. See more »


Referenced in The Big Box: Seven Doors of Death (2009) See more »

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Predicable and Flawed But Entertaining Werewolf Tale
15 July 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

While driving in a lonely road with his wife Sarah (Celia Gregory) for their honeymoon in the cottage of his partner, the just-married lawyer Tom (Christopher Cazenove) has mechanical troubles with his car almost losing control. He parks the car and decides to walk in the woods with Sarah trying to find a telephone. They arrive in an isolated mansion and are welcomed by the bizarre Hungarian owner Mrs. Ardoy (Diana Dors), who lives with two dogs and eight foster children. Sarah and Tom are lodged to spend the night, when weird events happen. On the next morning, Tom is in a hospital recovering from a car wreck with Sarah and concludes that he had dreamed. When they return to their daily life, a pregnant Sarah has an intense sexual appetite and cooks only meat, while Tom is intrigued with his dream.

This episode of "Hammer House of Horror" has a promising premise, but in the end limits to be predictable and flawed. The first scene, with the blonde little girl in the woods with the dogs, discloses the secret of the plot. Tom has an inconsistent behavior, afraid while escaping from the beast, and climbing the window to investigate the surrounding area. Further, he initiates a discussion unarmed about werewolf with an odd woodsman with an ax in his hands. Anyway, this werewolf tale entertains. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "A Casa do Terror 3: Filhos da Lua Cheia" ("The Houses of Terror 3: Sons and Daughters of the Full Moon")

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