Hammer House Of Horror
For sheer gore, and bloody thrills and chills, there’s nothing that gets the heart pumping and blood racing like the HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR: terrifying stories of vengeance from beyond the grave, ghoulish mysteries, limbless bodies bent on murder, timeless tales of undying curses– and each a sure-fire hair-raiser. The Hammer House Of Horror made a devastating impact on the world of horror and science fiction; its eye for devilish detail makes it one of the best horror series ever broadcast on television. Starring Peter Cushing as the master of horror, its finesse was assured from the start. From Satanic nightmares to houses literally bleeding to death, The Hammer House of Horror has it all and presents us with a vivid picture of real fear.
1. Witching Time
A 17th-century witch uses her craft to transport herself to the 20th century.
2. The 13th Reunion
A reporter investigating a health farm stumbles upon a horrifying truth behind a secret society.
3. Rude Awakening
A lecherous estate agent has recurrent dreams about his seductive secretary, a mysterious house and an even more mysterious encouragement to murder his wife.
4. Growing Pains
After the death of their young son, a scientist and his wife adopt a new son, but it coincides with a series of odd events and disasters for the father's research.
5. Charlie Boy
An ancient African idol, possessed by the spirit of an evil sorcerer, seems to take on a life of its own.
6. The House That Bled to Death
After buying it for a good price, a couple and their young daughter move into a house that was the scene of a macabre murder.
7. The Carpathian Eagle
A young woman, convinced she possesses the reincarnated spirit of a murderess, walks the night seeking out new victims to fill an ancient prophecy for death
8. Guardian of the Abyss
Human sacrifice as part of an ancient rite is the unexpected consequence when an attractive antiques dealer unwittingly buys a mirror with mysterious evil powers.
9. The Silent Scream
An elderly pet shop owner, who is secretly a former Nazi concentration camp guard, is intent on continuing experiments on human victims.
10. Children of the Full Moon
A husband and wife head off on holiday to the West Country, but get stranded.
11. The Mark of Satan
A worker in a hospital mortuary becomes convinced that a conspiracy of evil has chosen him as the Devil's disciple.
12. The Two Faces of Evil
Setting off on their holidays, a family give a lift to a sinister hitch-hiker.
The best of the best. They really don't make them like they used to!
Half way and it pretty much sucks.
This is a surprisingly good series. It’s dated, obviously, but the core of each episode is well written/acted/directed. Thank you Shudder, never would of known this existed without you.
Given the fact that it's an 80s TV show, this was a surprisingly good series. A few episodes are kinda clunky but I wouldn't say any of them are truly bad (I particularly liked #3, 10, and 11). Most of the episodes are very predictable; I knew the twist coming in #13 almost immediately (And I'm no genius), but there's usually a good twist or two before the ending is revealed, and it's not the show's fault that there's been 40 years of visual media turning once-innovative and shocking things into cliches.
At least as good as Tales from the Crypt if not moreso