Shown on the Horror channel last night, the British anthology feature, The House That Dripped Blood, starred the newly cast Third Doctor actor, Jon Pertwee (pictured in a similar costume, as Paul Henderson); cinema Doctor, Peter Cushing (as Philip Grayson); and future 'Unbound' Time Lord, Geoffrey Bayldon (as Von Hartmann).
Released in 1971, the film consisted of four linked short stories, all scripted by Robert Bloch - the famous writer of Psycho (1960). Here, a Scotland Yard detective investigates four mysteries, all centred on the eponymous building.
Distributed by Amicus, the movie was produced by Max Rosenberg and Milton Subotsky - the co-producers of the two Dalek films of the 1960's - and also featured the following 'classic' Doctor Who actors:
- John Bryans (Stoker) played Torvin in The Creature from the Pit (opposite Bayldon as Organon)
- for John Bennett (DI Holloway) see the Sleeping Murder blog
- Tom Adams (Dominick/Richard) was Vorshak in Warriors of the Deep
- for Ingrid Pitt (pictured, as Carla) see the Where Eagles Dare blog
- Richard Coe (Talmadge) was the TV Announcer in The Executioners episode of The Chase
- Wolfe Morris (Proprietor) was Padmasambhava in The Abominable Snowmen
- Roy Evans (Hunchback) was Trantis in The Daleks' Master Plan, Bert in The Green Death, and a Miner in The Monster of Peladon
- for Joanna Lumley (Crew girl) see my first blog for The New Avengers