HOUSE OF HORROR
1980. Horror Anthology.
702 minutes. English.
Not Rated. The complete
collection of the first and only run of the Hammer House of Horror series
from 1980 tells "tales of terror from the legendary British film
studio." From a
time-traveling malevolent witch to a heart-eating femme fatale, the Roy
Skeggs created and produced anthology explores the different dark corners
of horror straight from the new Hammer Horror location the Hampden Manor
5-disc DVD release is one of the miraculous marvels of man-made
achievements! Coincide that
feat with some of the most notable and recognizable names in not only
Hammer Horror's repertoire of actors but also from Hollywood roster.
Britain's best including the iconic Peter Cushing (1958's
"Dracula), Denholm Elliott ("Raiders of the Lost Ark"),
Brian Cox ("Manhunter"), Patricia Quinn ("The Rocky Horror
Picture Show"), and even a young Pierce Bronson
("Goldeneye") with special appearance from the American,
"Dark Shadows" actress Kathryn Leigh Scott are just some this
collection's star studded actors who appear in distinctive tales of gothic
macabre horror. Each of the 13
episodes have a runtime of 51-minutes and Synapse also includes a new
episode introduction from film historian Shane M. Dallman along with other
bonus material including "Grave Recollections:
A Visit with Kathryn Leigh Scott," "Hammer Housekeeping:
A Visit with Mia Nadasi," and an animated still gallery.
"Hammer House of Horror" is quintessential to any Hammer
fanatics who love to knock back episodes directed by "Tastes the
Blood of Dracula's" Peter Sasday or "The Satanic Rites of
Dracula's" Alan Gibson. At
least with Skeggs' anthology, you get more than just another Dracula
frightfest of horror with ventures into the multi-levels of fearful realm.
– Steven Lewis