Guardian Of The Abyss (1980)
Also known as:
Hammer House of Horror (part 8)
Human sacrifice as part of an ancient rite is the unexpected consequence when an attractive antique dealer unwittingly buys a mirror with mysterious evil powers. Michael Roberts (Lonnen) and Laura Stephens (Ewing), antique dealing colleagues and sometime lovers, meet at an auction where Laura buys a job lot, which includes an unusual-looking mirror. While she and Michael ponder over the junk she has acquired, a sinister dealer (Darrow) offers to buy the mirror, swiftly raising the price but Laura decides not to be swayed by the lure of money. Instead, Fate has a diabolical hand to play.
Cast: Ray Lonnen; Rosalyn Landor; Barbara Ewing; Paul Darrow; Caroline Langrishe; John Carson; Sophie Thompson; Sharon Fussey; Barry McDonald
Director: Don Sharp
19 December 2011, Don Sharp (1921 - 2011)
Marcus Hearn pays tribute to the Hammer director, who died yesterday. Don Sharp had never seen a horror film before producer Anthony Hinds screened a...