BBC TV’s 1970s Gothic horror anthology Supernatural is back on BBC4

Supernatural 1970s TV series

SUPERNATURAL was a BBC1 Saturday night horror anthology series from 1977
featuring a linking device that evoked Amicus’ big-screen compendiums. Each tale is told by a person seeking admission into the exclusive Club of the Damned. But there’s a catch! If the true life tale of terror doesn’t rattle the club’s selectors, the storyteller dies…

Originally broadcast on BBC1 in 1977 and rarely seen since, the eight-part series was released in November 2013 as part of the BFI’s Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film celebration in a two-disc DVD box set, and now gets another airing in time for Halloween 2014 on BBC4, beginning tonight (Tuesday 21 October) at 11pm with the vampire tale Dorabella, about a young man called Walter (Jeremy Clyde) travelling with a friend through Eastern Europe who falls for a vampire (Ana Marson) wishing to extend her bloodline…

Supernatural 1970s TV series

Directed by Simon Langton (Upstairs, Downstairs), this moody Hammeresque story (keen eyes will spot the stock footage from 1972’s Scars of Dracula) was first shown on 6 August 1977 and was the last in the series. BBC4 will screen SUPERNATURAL in the reverse order, so next week’s tale will be the Frankenstein-inspired Night of the Marionettes.

 

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About Peter Fuller

Peter Fuller is an award-winning print, radio and television journalist and producer, with over 30 years experience covering film and television, with a special interest in world cinema and popular culture. He is a leading expert on the life and career of Vincent Price and actively promotes the actor's legacy through publications, websites and special events.

Posted on October 21, 2014, in British Film, Horror, Might See and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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