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by andy_pagin
Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Filming Locations
Topic: Hammer house
Replies: 14
Views: 20060

Hampden house is regularly used for filming, Martin Clunes "Mr Chips" was filmed there for instance. I do some contract work there and can confirm the place hasn't changed at all since the Hammer days. Hampden Plc have invested eye watering amounts of money into maintaining the house much to their c...
by andy_pagin
Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: was this a hammer episode
Replies: 14
Views: 19166

I suspect it was made on a budget of 50p and it shows. The book is infinitely better, though really more appealing to a young teenager than an older reader, still if you forget you know what a razor is for and read it under the bedclothes by torchlight you'll enjoy it!.
by andy_pagin
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Filming Locations
Topic: Intro
Replies: 1
Views: 8083

The intro was filmed at Hampden House as were many other interior and exterior scenes.
by andy_pagin
Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: TV Series & Films
Topic: Does anyone know which film/series this is from
Replies: 1
Views: 5190

It's the ending of "the ghouls" bit of the movie "The Monster Club". I'd buy the book, It's way better.
by andy_pagin
Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Filming Locations
Topic: Charlie Boy : Graham & Sarah's House
Replies: 1
Views: 7928

The interior is on the first floor of Hampden house, next to the master bedroom in "Children of the Full Moon"
by andy_pagin
Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: was this a hammer episode
Replies: 14
Views: 19166

A police car picks them up, the shock horror moment is when one of the officers grins at them and shows the shark teeth of the ghouls!
by andy_pagin
Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: was this a hammer episode
Replies: 14
Views: 19166

Monster club was on UK tv in about 1983.
by andy_pagin
Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Filming Locations
Topic: The House used in The Thirteenth Reunion
Replies: 2
Views: 8491

The dinner party scenes were filmed at Hampden house, as were all the interior scenes of the clinic.
by andy_pagin
Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Silent Scream - alternative ending
Replies: 2
Views: 7640

Silent Scream - alternative ending

I've just re-watched Silent Scream for the first time since it was on TV, and I reckon Hammer re-wrote the ending part way through filming. Let me explain. When I worked at Hampden House in the 1990s power failures were a regular part of life, the power lines in rural Buckinghamshire are (or were) t...
by andy_pagin
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: ALL EPISODES
Replies: 8
Views: 13512

I worked at Hampden House in the 1990s (way after Hammer sold it), I used to eat lunch at a table more or less exactly on the spot where the human sacrifices happened in 'Guardian of the Abyss'. The chandelier above used to rattle mysteriously when people on the floor above walked around. Pity Hamme...
by andy_pagin
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: was this a hammer episode
Replies: 14
Views: 19166

I think the film you're thinking of is 'The Monster Club' made by Amicus. It was a trio of stories with the last story being the one you remember. The story revolved around an American movie maker who stumbles across a fog bound village and befriends a ghoul or a humghoul to be exact ! One of my fa...
by andy_pagin
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Filming Locations
Topic: House at beginning of each episode
Replies: 11
Views: 17110

It can be particularly spooky outside around November time when it's misty, the House is at an altitude where the top of a mist cloud sits at about waste level, wading through a sea of mist is quite eerie.
by andy_pagin
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Filming Locations
Topic: Hammer house
Replies: 14
Views: 20060

Hampden House is currently owned by a specialist Insurance Management & Services company - Hampden PLC. They extensively restored the house and the interior, though used as a business location is practically identical to the way it looked when Hammer House of Horror was filmed. The house isn't open ...