Friday, June 5, 2009


I picked up the box-set of the Hammer House of Horror TV series quite a few years ago and have watched it numerous times since. I remember watching it as a kid and being completely scared shitless! The first episode 'The Witching Hour' stands out in my memory partly due to the fact of the "witch" dropping her robe at one point and showing off her lovely nakedness! 'The House That Bled to Death' also left quite an impression and I don't think I ever viewed birthday parties in the same light ever again after watching it.

Fantastic series.

If you have not seen it before, I would highly recommend checking it out. The good thing is that the entire series(there only was one season) is available on Youtube.

Below are a a few of my personal favorites. Episode seven 'The Silent Scream' starring the late great Peter Cushing and the then up and coming, Brian Cox is real highlight!

Here's the full episode listing:

Episode 1: Witching Time

Episode 2: The Thirteenth Reunion

Episode 3: Rude Awakening

Episode 4: Growing Pains

Episode 5: The House That Bled to Death
William and Emma Peters buy an old house where a brutal murder happened years ago in very bad condition with the intention of restoring it. They move with their daughter Sophie, and become friends of their neighbors Jean and George Evans. However, eerie events happen in the house, inclusive the death of Sophie's cat. In Sophie's birthday party, a pipe leaks blood and they leave the place, disclosing a secret later.

Episode 6: Charlie Boy
A carved African fetish with voodoo powers has a dangerous mind of its own.

Episode 7: The Silent Scream
When Chuck Spillers (Brian Cox) is released from prison, he tells his wife Annie (Elaine Donnelly) that he had been visited by an old man, Martin Blueck (Peter Cushing), along his sentence for robbing a safe, and Blueck had given some money for him to help a fresh start in life. On the next morning, Chuck pays a visit to Blueck in his pet shop to thank the support and is invited to work for him feeding his animals in his private zoo while he is traveling. Blueck explains that he trains animals, conditioning then to obey some signals. A couple of days later, Chuck sees a safe in the store, and decide to open it, being trapped in a weird situation and disclosing the truth about the sadistic Blueck.

Episode 8: Children of the Full Moon

Episode 9: Carpathian Eagle

Episode 10: Guardian of the Abyss

Episode 11: Visitor from the Grave

Episode 12: The Two Faces of Evil
A family on holiday stop to pick up a mysterious hitch-hiker.

Episode 13: The Mark of Satan

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