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I bought this complete collection on DVD as I remembered being scared as a child watching this. On reflection it was not suitable for a ten year old child but I don't think it had any long term effects! As I remembered as a child this collection is absolutely amazing for its time. The box set is compact even though it contains all 13 episodes! Excellent value and well worth the investment if you like classic horror tales.
Once available as 4 separate video's comprising 13 tales of horror, made for TV, these can now be obtained on 2 DVD's as a box set. Anyone who recalls the series with affection, will want them, and they are also recommended to those who may have missed them.
As to be expected, some come off better than others. The most memorable one's for me, are 'The Silent Scream', which contains one of Peter Cushing's finest performances,'The House that Bled to Death', 'The Two Faces of Evil' 'Witching Time' 'Visitor from the Grave' 'Charlie Boy' and 'Children of the Full Moon', which benefits from having Diana Dors, in the cast. These are the best of the bunch, but others may have their own particular favourites.
In short, well worth having as a reminder of when 'Hammer' were not only going strong at the cinema, but also turning out films, made for TV.
This Hammer Studios collection presents the entire run of the HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR television series. Episodes include "The Silent Scream," "Carpathian Eagle," "Witching Time," "The House That Bled to Death," and more. Peter Cushing, Brian Cox, Pierce Brosnan, Denholm Elliott, Sian Phillips, Gareth Thomas, and many more appear in these chilling tales.
i love thrillers and programmes that keep you guessing about the ending.i have bought tales of the unexpected dvds from ebay and hammer house episodes are very simmilar.i absolutely love them and now my 10 year old is also hooked.when i have watched all episodes-which i nearly have,i will not be selling them,but wait a while and watch them all over again! HIGHLY RECCOMENDED.
Having been a fan of this series since first aired on tv, I was pleased to renew my contact with Hammer House of Horror.
A series that I have already watched several times over and am sure I will watch many times more.
Hammer house of horror was a thirteen part anthology series made by Hammer studio's in 1980.
The stories varied in style,while at the same time combining the horror ingredient that hammer were best known for.
The series featured many big name guest stars such as,Peter Cushing,Diana Dors,Denholm Elliot and many more.
The series remains one of the best british anthology series of all time and to this day it still packs a punch!
Memories are best kept in the head. Buying this DVD will probably kill the fantastic memories you have of these movies. The Hammer House of Horror was part of every childs upbringing of my age. At the time these were pretty scray films.
Obviously times have movedon and special effects are miles better than they used to be but the acting now seems very poor.
My memories of these films have now been shattered after watching these again. Do yourself a favour - keep them as memories forever and dont spoil the image by watching the past.
Brilliant! I had vague memories of this TV series from when it was first transmitted, back in 1980 and wanted to catch up with it again. It's a great way to spend a Saturday evening, curled up on the sofa with a glass of wine and the spooky House of Hammer.
A classic series from my childhood! Great ghost/supernatural stories. Looks a bit dated now in terms of special effects. But it has classic errie stories that scar you more! Sit back an admire the English countryside and classic cars!
Cheesy, Badly acted, Telegraphed endings, Apalling FX, Brilliant! It doesn't get better than Hammer if your a horror fan. These stories only have any kind of impact if you suspend all sense of reality as your observing. I was turned onto Hammer horror when I was a very young 6-7 years old (mispent I know) and my love for the genre has never really faded and this collection succeeds in bringing it all back in a very special way. Don't expect oscar winning performances and intelligent script writing but do prepare for a real sense of the macabre and the feelng that maybe things aren't always what they seem. Unforgettable!