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Horror film history of Kensal Green Cemetery
One of the big seven cemeteries, Kensal Green Cemetery has been an inspiration to horror directors. The gothic and historic location is the backdrop to brutal murder in “Theatre of Blood” (1972), a solemn memorial in “Secret Ceremony” (1968) and the power of a Mummy in “The Awakening” (1980)
Horrors of the Battersea Funfair
In the 1950s Battersea Park opened it’s own Funfair, and once it did the horror filmmakers came running. Horror films – including “The Mutations” starring Donald Pleasance and “Gorgo” London’s 1969 answer to Godzilla – used the bright lights of the funfair to contrast with dark stories, that is until the Battersea funfair had a real-life horror of its own.
Sarum Chase, a highlight of 1970s cult horror cinema
The unique Tudor House on 23 West Heath Road – known as Sarum Chase – was beloved by director Andy Milligan who used it in his 1970s cult horror films. Listen to hear about the different horrific families he placed here and how his films impacted London’s occult history.
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Dolphin Square – “The Sorcerers” (1967)
The former Dolphin Square Baths, now simply the entrance to Dolphin Square, makes an appearance in the 1967 psychological horror “The Sorcerers” starring Boris Karloff, Ian Ogilvy and Catherine Lacey.