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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)
Old Royal Naval College – Backdrop to Horror films
If you have watched a horror film set in Victorian London, you have probably been looking at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. It has been the imagined Baker Street for Sherlock Holmes, a bar for Victor Frankenstein and a dozen more besides. Listen to this viewpoint to discover five of the most interesting horrors filmed here.
Betty Davis plays a nightmarish Nanny here at 30 Chester Terrace
The elegant flats off Regents Park are home to a sinister nanny and maid played by Bette Davis in “The Nanny”. Listen to this viewpoint to hear about this lesser-known of Davis’ horror films which inspired a generation of evil babysitters, nannies and caretakers.
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Merlin’s Mechanical Museum at 11 Prince’s Street, Hanover Square
From a mechanical garden to an automatic tea-table, in the late eighteenth century you were bound to find something extraordinary at Merlin’s Museum of Mechanical Amusements.