Step into a world of oriental opium fiends, bloodsucking beauties,
witch-hunters and lizard men as the enigmatic and perverse
Dr Terrible introduces six truly diabolical tales of devilish
Blackburn 1645 to London 1972, Dr. Terrible's House of
Horrible works its way through British history wickedly
parodying many of the classic Hammer movies.
you remember the 1964 Hammer movie Dr Terror's House of
Horrors then you'll really appreciate the first episode
in this collection. And Now the Fearing... sees three
of society's nastiest individuals recounting their worst nightmares
while trapped in a lift.
of Tongs sees The League of Gentlemen's Mark Gatiss
as the mysterious bony fingered menace from the East in a
wonderful take on the numerous Fu Manchu movie.
notable episode is Voodoo feet of Death which is a
great take on the style of B-movie's that would see a classic
pianist loose his hands in an accident, only to have new ones
grafted which belonged to a murder. These hands then seemed
to have a mind of their own and would set out on a killing
an impressive list of guest actors - including Honor Blackman,
Warwick Davis, Alexander Armstrong, Ben Miller, John Thompson,
Mark Gatiss, Graham Crowden, Sarah Alexander and Simon Pegg
- you can have almost as much fun watching the episodes and
trying to guess who all the guest stars are.
Coogan proves finally, after a number of failed attempts to
shake the Alan Partridge character, that he is a versatile
comedy actor. Okay, the Calf family were entertaining, but
why he tried to make a serious character out of Tony Ferrino
- who is a one gag character - is anyone's guess.
extras on the disc are also pretty good. These include your
standard audio commentaries, a making of featurette, production
notes and a photo gallery.
three hours of first rate entertainment for under £15?
Are the BBC mad? Snap this up now before anyone realises!
Destined to become a classic collection.
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