I’m taking a look at the Frankie Howerd comedy horror The House in Nightmare Park (1973). It came out on Bluray back in November. Is it worth a purchase? Let’s take a look, so without further ado here’s my The House in Nightmare Park Blu-ray Review.
- The House in Nightmare Park (1973)
- Genre: Comedy Horror
- Directed by Peter Sykes
- UK Rating PG
- Discs: 1
- Released By Network
- Blu-ray Released: 18 November 2019
Actor Foster Twelvetrees (Frankie Howerd) is invited to perform at a large country house owned by the Henderson family. He arrives on a stormy night and the reception he receives is far from warm.
Style / Direction
The films directed by Peter Sykes whilst Ian Wilson is responsible for the cinematography.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is provided by Harry Robinson and perfectly reflects the comedy horror tone.
Acting / Characters
Decent performances all-round make this an enjoyable comedy horror, but its Frankie Howerd’s film and he really does steal the show.
- Frankie Howerd as Foster Twelvetrees
- Ray Milland as Stewart Henderson
- Hugh Burden as Reggie Henderson
- Kenneth Griffith as Ernest Henderson
- John Bennett as Patel
- Rosalie Crutchley as Jessica Henderson
- Ruth Dunning as Agnes Henderson
- Elizabeth MacLennan as Verity Henderson
- Aimée Delamain as Mother
- Peter Munt as Cabbie
Conclusion: The House in Nightmare Park (1973) Film Review
The House in Nightmare Park is an enjoyable comedy horror that’s certainly well worth a look. If you are a fan of Frankie Howerd its no doubt a must have on Bluray.
If you enjoyed my The House in Nightmare Park Blu-ray Review so far you may want to check out the following films:
- The Uninvited (1944)
- Dead of Night (1945)
- The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
- Dementia 13 (1963)
- The Deadly Bees (1966)
- Don’t Open till Christmas (1984)
- Borley Rectory (2017)
- Ghost Stories (2017)
Conclusion: The House in Nightmare Park Blu-ray Review
There are a few small white marks that occur from time to time but overall this is a pretty decent print. It sure would have been nice to see this film fully restored but sadly that’s not the case. That said I would still strongly recommend upgrading from the DVD version.
- Theatrical Trailer
- Full Frame, as filmed Version of the film
- Original Music Score
- TV Spot
- Image Gallery
On to my movie rating for The House in Nightmare Park (1973)
- Movie Rating: WELL WORTH A LOOK
- Blu-ray Picture: OK
- Extras: OK
Amazon UK Links
The House in Nightmare Park (1973) is available out now on Blu-ray.
For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip may not be representative of the Blu-ray version
That concludes my The House in Nightmare Park Blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more classic comedies movies soon. What’s next? Check back soon…
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Summary: The House in Nightmare Park (1973) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: The House in Nightmare Park (1973)
Duration: 96 mins
Director(s): Peter Sykes
Actor(s): Frankie Howerd, Ray Milland, Hugh Burden, Rosalie Crutchley, Ruth Dunning, Elizabeth MacLennan
Genre: Horror, Comedy
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
Enjoyable Frankie Howerd comedy horror.