Terror (1978)

35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
mono, English

A British horror film directed by Norman J. Warren.

Plot Summary

Film producer James Carrick's latest film tells the supposedly true story of how his ancestors burned a witch at the stake 300 years earlier and how the family has been cursed ever since. Before long, Carrick's friends, family and colleagues are being slaughtered by the vengeful witch.


Directed by: Norman J. Warren
© 1978 Crystal Film Productions Ltd.
Crystal Film Productions present [opening credits] Produced in association with Bowergange Productions [closing credits]
Produced by: Les Young and Richard Crafter
Associate Producer: Moira Young
Screenplay by: David McGillivray
From a Story by: Les Young & Moira Young
Assistant Directors: Bryan Hirst
2nd Assistant Director: Nigel Goldsack
3rd Assistant Director: Leyland Wyler
Continuity: Judi Furtrille
Director of Photography: Les Young
Camera Operator: John Metcalfe
Focus Puller: David Bevan
Clapper Loader: Brian Herlihy
Grip: Denis Balkin
Electricians: John Moore, Tony Barber
Camera Equipment by: Cine-Europe Ltd.
Lighting Equipment by: Interlighting Ltd.
Editor: Jim Elderton
Assistant Editor: Ros Seily
Laboratory Contact: John Hemmings
Processed by: Kay Laboratories Ltd.
Music by: Ivor Slaney
Sound Recordist: Simon Okin
Boom Operator: Adam Alexander
Sound Engineer: John Scarlett-Davis
Dubbing Mixer: Ted Ryan
Re-recorded at: Studio Sound
Make-up: Robin Grantham
Art Director: Hayden Pearce
Made on location, and at Acorn Studios, London, England
Special Thanks to: Frazer Wood; Norma Dodson; Ivy Overhead; Peter Wren; Judi Metcalfe; Mike Metcalfe
Range Rover Supplied by: H.R. Owen
The Producers wish to thank: The Baron & Baroness de Veauce; Les & Vicki of the Nags Head, Knaphill, Surrey; Maureen & Tom Fagg; and everyone who helped in the making of this film
Stunts by: Steve Emerson

John Nolan (James Carrick)
Carolyn Courage (Ann)
James Aubrey (Philip)
Sarah Keller (Suzy)
Tricia Walsh (Viv)
Glynis Barber (Carol)
Michael Craze (Gary)
Rosie Collins (Diane)
Chuck Julian (Phil the Greek)
Elaine Ives-Cameron (Dolores Hamilton)
Patti Love (Hannah)
Mary Maude (Lady Garrick)
William Russell (Lord Garrick)
Peter Craze (Les)
Peter Attard (Curtis the actor)
Peter Sproule (policeman)
Colin Howells (detective)
Peter Mayhew (mechanic)
Milton Reid (club bouncer)
Mike O'Malley (club barman
David McGillivray (TV reporter)
Joseph Dunlop (villager)
John Rapley (priest)
Roy Evans (villager)
Tony Rohr (villager)
Tanya Ferowa (stripper)
Ben Levine (man in club)
Steve Emerson (burning man)
L.E. Mack (Mad Dolly)
Hayden Pearce [man in tube – uncredited]
Alan Jones, Walter Zerlin Jr [party guests – uncredited]

Alternative Titles

Delirium House – Italian title
El ente diabólico – Spanish title
O Ente Diabólico – Brazilian title
Killing House – German title
De repente, llegó el terror – Spanish title
Террор – Russian title
La terreur des morts-vivants – French, French Canadian title
Tromos – Greek video title


Cinefantastique vol.9 no.1 (Autumn 1979) p.45 – review
The Dark Side no.206 (2019) pp.24-27 – illustrated interview with Mary Maude (Come into the gore den Maude! by Jim O'Brien)
Flesh and Blood no.5 (September 1995) pp.45, 46 – illustrated review
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.46 no.544 (May 1979) p.102 – credits, synopsis, review
Screen International no.183 (31 March 1979) p.18 – review
Variety 19 December 1979 p.34 – credits, review

The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.332
English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.268, 274
Film Review 1981-1982 p.169
Hoffman's Guide to SF, Fantasy and Horror Movies 1992-1993 p.358 – credits, review
Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.389
X-Cert 2: The British Independent Horror Film 1971-1983 pp.210-215; 289, 291