Hammer House of Horror has just been released on HD Blu Ray and that gives us a great reason to go back and look at the classic anthology series.
The ITV series was packed with everything you want from your Hammer horror – devil worship, murderers, werewfolves, ghosts, witches – lots of lovely wicked stuff!
Spooky Isles has long been a fan of Hammer House of Horror, and we ran a series of articles by Andrew Garvey back in 2013, with information about all the episodes.
The series premiered on ITV in September 1980 and ran for 13 weeks. Here is the list of episodes, with links to our Hammer House of Horror Episode Guide by Andrew Garvey:
- Witching Time, directed by Don Leaver
- The Thirteenth Reunion, directed by Peter Sasdy
- Rude Awakening, directed by Peter Sasdy
- Growing Pains, directed by Francis Megahy
- The House That Bled to Death, directed by Tom Clegg
- Charlie Boy, directed by Robert Young
- The Silent Scream, directed by Alan Gibson
- Children of the Full Moon, directed by Tom Clegg
- Carpathian Eagle, directed by Francis Megahy
- Guardian of the Abyss, directed by Don Sharp
- Visitor from the Grave, directed by Peter Sasdy
- The Two Faces of Evil, directed by Alan Gibson
- The Mark of Satan, directed by Don Leaver
The series is jammed packed full of top stars. Besides the great Peter Cushing, who appeared in The Silent Screen, there were many familiar faces in the series from films and TV, such as Patrica Quinn, Warren Clarke, Lennard Pearce, Denholm Elliot, Brian Cox, Diana Dors, John Carson and lots more your will recognise…
Directors such as Alan Gibson (Dracula AD 1972, Crescendo), Peter Sasdy (Countess Dracula, Nothing but the Night) and Don Sharp (Kiss of the Vampire, Rasputin the Mad Monk) brought an authentic Hammer feel to the series too.
The series now available in High Definition (it looks fantastic by the way), so if you want to revisit the series, find out more at www.networkonair.com. Special features on the three-disc Bluray package include Rude Awakening opening montage raw takes, Guardian of the Abyss widescreen version, image gallery and PDFs.
If you’ve seen the series before, tell us your thoughts about your favourite episodes in the comments section below?