|"The Silent Scream"|
|Air date||October 25th, 1980|
|Producers||Brian Lawrence; David Reid; Roy Skeggs|
|Starring||Peter Cushing; Brian Cox; Elaine Donnelly; Antony Carrick; Robin Browne; Terry Kinsella|
"Children of the Full Moon"
"The Silent Scream" is the seventh episode of the British television series, Hammer House of Horror. It was directed by Alan Gibson with a script written by Francis Essex. It first aired on ITV1 on Saturday, October 25th, 1980. The episode stars Peter Cushing as Martin Blueck, an elderly pet shop owner who gives an ex-convict named Chuck Spillers (played by Brian Cox), a new lease on life by offering him money and the opportunity to work for him in his private zoo. As with every episode of the show however, there is more to the seemingly kind-hearted Martin Blueck than meets the eye. The episode co-stars Elaine Donnelly as Annie, Anthony Carrick as Aldridge, Robin Browne as a police officer and Terry Kinsella as Lionel.
Cast[edit | edit source]
|Peter Cushing||Martin Blueck|
|Brian Cox||Chuck Spillers|
|Elaine Donnelly||Annie Spillars|
|Antony Carrick||Detective Sergeant Aldridge|
|Robin Browne||Police officer|
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Not to be confused with The Silent Scream, a film directed by Denny Harris that was also released in 1980.
- There are a total of six credited cast members in this episode: 5 males cast members and 1 female cast member.
- This is the first episode of Hammer House of Horror directed by Alan Gibson. He directs two episodes of the series in total. He also directs "The Two Faces of Evil".
- Scenes of Martin Blueck's pet shop were filmed at Berkhampsted Road in Chesham, England.
- Actor Peter Cushing is one of the most celebrated actors associated with Hammer Film Productions. He is best known for playing the roles of Professor Van Helsing in Hammer's Dracula series, as well as Victor Frankenstein in the Frankenstein line of films. This is Cushing's final work for the studio.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Hammer Horror images
- Hammer Horror characters
- Hammer Film Productions
- Hammer Horror cast & crew
- Hammer House of Horror episodes
External Links[edit | edit source]
|Hammer House of Horror. |
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