Worst & Best Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (Fox Mystery Theater) Episodes/List

About the Series

Genre: British/United States Horror/Mystery/Suspense series
Series: 1
Episodes: 13
First Transmission: 1984
Channel: ITV

Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense is an anthology television series produced in Britain by Hammer Studios.

The series is similar in format to the 1980 series Hammer House of Horror, but with less emphasis on horror elements. It was a co-production by Hammer Studios with 20th Century Fox Television and is known in the United States as Fox Mystery Theater.


Best Episode [ S1 Ep12 ]

Child’s Play – A family awakens to find themselves trapped in their own home. All of the windows and doors are sealed by impenetrable walls. They desperately try to escape but everything fails. Then the wife notices a bizarre pattern.

8 October 1984

Imdb Score [7.3]



Worst Episode [ S1 Ep8 ]

The Sweet Scent of Death – An overworked American ambassador intends to spend more time with his wife by visiting a countryside mansion. Soon, the trip turns into a nightmare with his wife haunted by a stalker from her past.

17 December 1984

Imdb Score – [5.8]



Full Episode Guide

Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.

Series One

Mark of the Devil (1984) –
A murderer develops a black spot on his chest which starts to grow.
Last Video and Testament (1984) –
A cheated on man leaves behind a videotaped will to his wife.
Child’s Play (1984) –
A family awakens to find themselves totally sealed inside their house.
The Corvini Inheritance (1984) –
A security expert becomes obsessed with a stalked woman.
In Possession (1984) –
A couple become trapped in a replay of a sinister event from their past.
Paint Me a Murder (1984) –
A painter fakes his own death to sell more paintings.
A Distant Scream (1984) –
A dying man gets a chance to go back in time.
Black Carrion (1984) –
A search for an old rock band leads to more than two journalists bargained for.
The Late Nancy Irving (1984) –
A woman realises that she is trapped in hospital when she sees a report on her death.
Czech Mate (1984) –
A woman on a visit to Prague with her husband finds herself a pawn in a web of espionage.
The Sweet Scent of Death (1984) –
A woman is haunted by a stalker from her past at a countryside mansion.
And the Wall Came Tumbling Down (1985) –
Workmen digging in a building discover the remains of a 300-year-old devil cult.
Tennis Court (1985) –
A tennis court exerts a deadly force over its owners.