- Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible
Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible Created by Graham Duff Directed by Matt Lipsey Starring Steve Coogan Country of origin United Kingdom Language(s) English No. of seasons 1 No. of episodes 6 Production Running time 30 minutes Production company(s) Baby Cow Productions Broadcast Original channel BBC Two Original airing 2001
Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible is a British television series, created by Graham Duff, co-written by and starring Steve Coogan. Originally aired on BBC2 in 2001, the programme was designed as an anthology series, in the style of Tales from the Crypt, and lampooned many aspects of the horror genre, homaging the British horror films of Hammer, Amicus and Tigon from the 1960s and 1970s. The title is itself a parody of the Amicus anthology horror film Dr. Terror's House of Horrors.
Dr. Terrible (Coogan) acted as the narrator for each episode, a self-contained spoof of a famous horror movie ('victims' included the Hammer Horror films, Fu Manchu, Witchfinder General and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde). The series also benefitted from guest star appearances from former genre stalwarts such as Honor Blackman, Graham Crowden, Sheila Keith and Angela Pleasence, all satirising their earlier film performances. Other notable guest stars include Mark Gatiss, John Thomson, Simon Pegg, Ronni Ancona, and Warwick Davis.
- And Now The Fearing... (Amicus style anthology / The Vault of Horror parody)
3 people trapped in a lift retell their recent nightmares in 1970s London.
- Frenzy Of Tongs (Fu Manchu / The Terror of the Tongs / Doctor Who: The Talons of Weng-Chiang parody)
Gentleman inventor Nathan Blaze must battle the inscrutable Chinese criminal Hang Man Chan in 1900s London.
- Curse of the Blood of the Lizard of Doom
Dr. Donald Baxter's experiment with burn victims lead him down a dangerous path as he uses the regenerative powers of lizards on his patients with terrifying results.
- Lesbian Vampire Lovers of Lust (Hammer Horror parody, especially the Karnstein Trilogy)
Hans Brocken and his lovely new virgin wife Carmina are on their honeymoon when they encounter a castle owned by the mysterious Countess Kronstien. She and her ladies seem unusually interested in Carmina.
- Voodoo Feet of Death (The Hands of Orlac parody)
A famous ballroom dancer loses his feet to a pair of gigantic scissors. After a quick foot transplant his feet start taking on a murderous mind of their own.
Witch locator Captain Tobias Slater travels the north of England accusing beautiful young women of being witches and to avoid the pyre they must sleep with him, until he runs across a real coven and Slater is cursed.
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