Doctor Terrible’s House Of Horrible (BBC-2 2001, Steve Coogan)

Doctor Terrible’s House Of Horrible was an anthology series of horror film spoofs in which Steve Coogan played a different character each week with a different supporting cast. Coogan also played the Donald Pleasence like Dr Terrible who opened and closed each show with a short piece to camera.

The six stories focused on Vampires, Fu Manchu, mad scientists, nightmares that come true, a voodoo curse and witchcraft.

Guest stars included Ben Miller, Ronni Ancona, John Thomson, Mark Gatiss, Simon Pegg, Julia Davis, Alexander Armstrong, Rosie Cavaliero, Oliver Tobias, Sheila Keith, Sarah Alexander, Jonathan Cake, Tim Pigott-Smith, Tom Bell, Warwick Davis, Julie T. Wallace and Angela Pleasence.

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production details
UK / BBC Two / 6×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 12 November – 17 December 2001 Mondays at 9.30pm

Writers: Graham Duff, Henry Normal, Steve Coogan / Music: Willie Dowling / Production Design: Steve Groves / Titles: Triffic Films / Producer: Alison MacPhail / Director: Matt Lipsey

cast
STEVE COOGAN as Dr Terrible/Various Characters

THE EPISODES
1. LESBIAN VAMPIRE LOVERS OF LUST (12 Nov 2001)
2. FRENZY OF TONGS (19 Nov 2001)
3. CURSE OF THE BLOOD OF THE THE LIZARD OF DOOM (26 Nov 2001)
4. AND NOW THE FEARING… (3 Dec 2001)
5. VOODOO FEET OF DEATH (10 Dec 2001)
6. SCREAM SATAN SCREAM! (17 Dec 2001)

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