Hammer House of Horror Episode 9
© 1984 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, All rights reserved
The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herin are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely co-incidental.
Produced by Hammer Film Productions Limited entirely on location in The United Kingdom and Austria
UK Transmission Date: 9 Nov 1980
A serial killer rips out the heart of his victims, and Detective Inspector Clifford (Anthony Valentine) is in charge of the investigation without any lead. While listening to the radio, he becomes aware of a best-seller, in which the killer also removes the heart of his victims, and Clifford meets the writer, Natalie (Suzanne Danielle), and she tells that the character was based on a countess that lived centuries ago.
Clifford asks for an appointment with the descendant, Mrs. Henska (Siân Phillips), who becomes his suspect number one. Although under investigation, the murders do not stop and Clifford tries to find other clue.
A number of famous names appear in this episode: Anthony Valentine, who appeared (uncredited) with Peter Cushing in “The Flesh and the Fiends” (1960), and with Christopher Lee in “To the Devil a Daughter” (1976).
Suzanne Danielle who played the title role, Emmannuelle Pervert in the 1978 comedy “Carry on Emmannuelle”.
Gary Waldhorn, who played David Horton in BBC TV’s “The Vicar of Dibley”.
There was also an early appearance for, soon to be James Bond, Pierce Brosnan.
Details were complied viewing the Episode.
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection