The pre-credits sequence shows us that the killer is a sexy woman. The episodes covered a variety of horror subgenres, including varieties both supernatural including witches, werewolves, and ghosts and non-supernatural including psychological torture, cannibalism, and serial killers. Anthony Valentine: his role interested me, in that early on he briefly proffers the suggestion that a killing may have been caused by a homosexual dispute. The hero's a police detective and we follow him as he goes about his investigations, who's several steps behind the audience for almost the whole episode. Henska Tader Last Victom Yes really! In the early 1980s, Hammer decided to produce The Hammer House of Horror. He regrets this later and visits the pet store but is set at ease by Mr.
Suzanne Danielle is a beauty and delivers a very good performance, and Anthony Valentine is very good as the likable investigating detective. This website and its content is copyright of The Spooky Isles © 2011-2018. An attractive woman is killing loose men around town, carving their hearts out with a curved blade as they lie in bed waiting for their coupling to commence. A whodunnit can succeed even with wooden characterisation, or alternatively a thriller can be terrifying if the audience are emotionally involved. Children of the Full Moon — A car crash leads a couple to a country mansion where a werewolf is on the prowl. One guy repeatedly refers to himself as 'Randy Andy' and owns a bed shaped like a naked body, complete with breasts and over-sized feet.
So get into the Halloween spirit and don't miss any of this great new content on Shout! I offer no explanation of this phenomenon. The series drew some top drawer actors like Diana Dors, Denholm Elliot and Anthony Valentine. Carpathian Eagle — A grisly female serial killer is on the loose, and a detective is close on her heels. He contacts the author a young woman called Natalie who explains that the cutting out of hearts is an old legend involving The Carpathian Eagle This seems to have split the audience very evenly. She even gets naked, just to kill any ambiguity. I believe it was filmed in 1980 however I was sure it was 1960's due to the production values! It focuses on a series of murders in which various men are killed by a mysterious woman whose modus operandi is similar to an infamous Eastern European countess who, centuries ago, bumped off numerous men with the help of a deadly pet eagle. Director Francis Megahy keeps the engrossing story moving along at a brisk pace, generates a good deal of tension, and grounds the absorbing premise in a believable everyday reality.
The Silent Scream — A ex-nazi puts an ex-jailbird through a terrifying ordeal. Pierce Brosnan, in the beginning of his career, has a short and minor participation in the role of a jogger that becomes one of the victims of the criminal. The search proves fruitless… Natalie and Clifford get their relationship back on track after their brief difficulty and they spend a romantic evening together. Clifford interviewsher and puts a watch on her house, later to discover a young man who comes and goes - their number one suspect. Whilst getting ready for workin the morning he hears a radio interview with an author of a book about a 300 year old carpathian countess whomurdered her lovers by the same means.
In this episode, a detective inspector named Clifford investigates a series of murders in which the victims have their hearts ripped out. Seen here in one of his earliest screen roles, Pierce Brosnan played the title role in all 94 episodes of mid-1980s detective drama Remington Steele before playing James Bond in four big screen outings and a troubled former Prime Minister in 2010 political thriller the Ghost. Hammer Film Productions is best known for its classic Gothic made from the mid-1950s right up to 1976 they have recently begun producing horror films again. Cushing admitted that he appeared out of loyalty to the studio. Its new incarnation was called The Hammer House Of Mystery And Suspense and debuted in 1984.
His plan is to create prisons with no bars, for which he captures a former prison inmate and his wife. Inspector Clifford Valentine is on the case, and he enlists the aid of an author Danielle who is writing a book on an historical countess famed for murdering her lovers. They're looking for a male culprit until inspector Clifford overhears a radio show where a female novelist explains about her new book revolving on an Eastern European countess whose pet eagle ripped out the heart of 107 of her lovers. Display posts from previous: Sort by:. Although under investigation, the murders do not stop and Clifford tries to find other clue. You could probably sell a Hollywood remake. Although the killings are suggested by not showing for example the knife going into the flesh, it all is very good edited.
Children of The Full Moon 38 pts 9. Carpathian Eagle 36 pts 10. A young Pierce Brosnan pops up near the end of the story as Natalies last victim, after whichNatalie lays to rest the Countess and moves on to research another murderess. A new backer was found from an American source but came with conditions. She relates that the Countess lived three hundred years ago and has one surviving descendant, Mrs Henska, whom she has traced.
The Two Faces of Evil — A holidaying family picks up a strange hitch-hiker. My usual Doctor Who round-up yields: In fairness, some people like this episode. By chance Clifford hears an interview on the morning radio where an author named Natalie Suzanne Danielle talks about her new book which focuses on a 100's of years old legend regarding a local Countess who used to remove the hearts of her lovers in identical fashion to the current crimes being committed. Detective Cliff gets assigned to catch a lovely, yet lethal female serial killer who rips the hearts out of her victims. If you don't buy in to this scenario fair enough but also features the age old horror convention that lust filled sex must be punished by death and it is rather amusing watching a number of men out on the sexual prowl get their come uppance and in this respect The Carpathian Eagle is enjoyably mean. Guardian of the Abyss — A secret society tries to raise Chorozon — the Guardian of the Abyss — from its slumbers. Which is a shame because all it is doing is making a mockery out of the original Hammer series.
This episode feels a little more original in approach compared to several of the others in the series. Plot: A female author helps a male detective with a case where men are being found dead, their hearts cut, just as they are in her latest, still unpublished manuscript and the Eastern European legend she based it on. This was where the is located, which is featured in the first scene in the movie. Hammer House of Horror: Carpathian Eagle starts as Detective Inspector Clifford Anthony Valentine has two almost identical murders on his hands, two men have had their hearts removed in a vicious seemingly motiveless ritualistic attack. I don't think that having a beautiful actress saves this film. This leads him to a woman named Natalie Bell, who is believed to be a Countess of the Carpathians.
With our investigator falling for the winsome writer, will he find out her true identity in time? Last seen in the company of a seductive lady, the victims are men found with their hearts ripped out. Now in principle this is fine. Charlie Boy 41 pts 6. You will stay watching as the killer takes many forms of beauty. Nevertheless the police will later be wondering if it's a man, then go chasing the world's worst female impersonator.