Hammer House of Horror

Hammer House of Horror is a British television series made in 1980. An anthology series created by Hammer Films in association with Cinema Arts International and ITC Entertainment, it consists of thirteen 51-minute episodes, originally broadcast on ITV.

  • The Silent Scream (Hammer House of Horror episode 7)


    The Silent Scream may be one of my favourite episodes from the Hammer House of Horror series. It doesn’t contain any deaths – not of people anyway – and doesn’t really have much in the way of gore. But where this episode excelled for me was on the psychological level.

  • Charlie Boy (Hammer House of Horror episode 6)

    Charlie Boy (Hammer House of Horror episode 6)

    Charlie boy is about a couple, Graham and Sarah, who come into possession of an African idol after Graham’s uncle dies. (Sarah gives the idol the name Charlie Boy). Unbeknown to the couple, the idol is cursed and is in fact a voodoo statue. What is Charlie Boy about? After a disagreement with his brother, Graham…

  • The House That Bled to Death (Hammer House of Horror episode 5)


    The House That Bled to Death kicks off strong and stays strong throughout its 50 minutes. It keeps a sustained anxiousness until it’s very final scenes. What is ‘The house that bled to death about? The darkest and coldest opening of the series so far. An elderly couple are together in the kitchen about to…

  • Growing Pains (Hammer House of Horror episode 4)

    We open the episode to see a small boy looking around a laboratory at the different coloured powders on the shelf. He then proceeds to eat one of the powders, which immediately sends him into a trance-like fit before dying on the grass outside. His parents run out after hearing breaking glass only to find…

  • The Thirteenth Reunion (Hammer House of Horror episode 2)

    The Thirteenth Reunion (Hammer House of Horror episode 2)

    Leading on from the series’ opener, Witching Time, is the second episode of the eighties British anthology series Hammer House of Horror. The Thirteenth Reunion is a step away from the supernatural – perhaps consciously so in order to display the show’s diversity. What’s The Thirteenth Reunion about? Ruth is a newspaper reporter who has been stuck…

  • Witching Time (Hammer House of Horror episode 1)

    Witching Time (Hammer House of Horror episode 1)


    One evening David is composing the score for a new film when a loud but brief storm hits. When his dog, Billy, goes running off, he pursues it into the nearby horse stables. However, in the stables he doesn’t find Billy; instead he finds a mysterious woman in a black robe lying in the hay.…