|The best of the Amicus anthologies, this one features four stories.
The first two are the best and quite scary. Denholm Elliott plays a mystery writer who is threatened by a killer straight out of his new novel.
The second stars the great Peter Cushing as a man who becomes obsessed with a wax figure in a shop, with tragic results. (Don't watch these with the lights out!)
The other two are fine as well. Christopher Lee plays a father whose young daughter is quite literally a little witch.
And in the final and funniest story, former Doctor Who Jon Pertwee is the cantankerous star of a vampire film who actually becomes a real bloodsucker thanks to a magical cloak.
What binds the tales together is that all the people were unfortunate enough to reside in the same old mansion.
A real treat and a great Sunday afternoon watch.