Although no longer a force in horror cinema, Hammer discovered another outlet for horror product - television. Hammer House Of Horror, made for Britain's ITC, was full of joie de vivre, containing tales of genuine horror laced with a twinkle of dark humour.
Three years later, Hammer House Of Mystery And Suspense couldn't live up to its predecessor. Made for the US market, the scripts were watered down by strict requirement of Twentieth
Century Fox, who also extended the required duration of each episode from an hour to 90 minutes only weeks before production.
Sadly, the company was unable to build on this TV production base.