Anthology series of black comedies, which sets out to deliver excellent stories with a darkly comic twist. A second installment aired under the title, Twisted Tales.
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Series cast summary:
Mackenzie Crook ...  Grishnack 1 episode, 2003
Bruce Mackinnon ...  Darren 1 episode, 2003
Emma Pierson ...  Emma 1 episode, 2003
Tim Plester ...  Tim 1 episode, 2003
Susan Earl Susan Earl ...  Sian 1 episode, 2003
Jay Villiers Jay Villiers ...  Heinrich Hunsecker 1 episode, 2003
John Draycott ...  Darren's Boss 1 episode, 2003
Isabelle Joss Isabelle Joss ...  Bella 1 episode, 2003
Vass Anderson Vass Anderson ...  Barry 1 episode, 2003
Tom Ellis ...  Alex 1 episode, 2003
Amanda Couzens Amanda Couzens ...  Susie 1 episode, 2003
Mark Heap ...  Balfus 1 episode, 2003
Simon Smith Simon Smith ...  Coroner 1 episode, 2003
Luke de Woolfson ...  Dave 1 episode, 2003
Elliot Cowan ...  Dean 1 episode, 2003
Brodie Bass Brodie Bass ...  Bungie Instructor 1 episode, 2003
Elizabeth Bennett Elizabeth Bennett ...  Ella 1 episode, 2003
Darren Boyd ...  Alan 1 episode, 2003
Steve Brody Steve Brody ...  Oswaldo 1 episode, 2003
Kate Brown Kate Brown ...  Sarah 1 episode, 2003
Selina Cadell ...  Woman in Dream 1 episode, 2003
Eric Carte ...  Lord St. John Harker 1 episode, 2003
Nigel Clauzel Nigel Clauzel ...  Albie 1 episode, 2003
Steven Duffy Steven Duffy ...  Nick 1 episode, 2003
Kevin Eldon ...  Matt 1 episode, 2003
Roger Evans Roger Evans ...  Man on Registry steps 1 episode, 2003
Maxine Finch Maxine Finch ...  Receptionist 1 episode, 2003
Jonathan Firth ...  Marcus 1 episode, 2003
John Fortune ...  Frank 1 episode, 2003
Roger Frost Roger Frost ...  Gordon 1 episode, 2003
Adam Goodwin Adam Goodwin ...  Tim 1 episode, 2003
John Guerrasio John Guerrasio ...  Nervous Man 1 episode, 2003
Mark Homer ...  Ashley 1 episode, 2003
Craig Kelly ...  Jack 1 episode, 2003
Chris Langham ...  George Hackett 1 episode, 2003
Claire Lubert Claire Lubert ...  Rotisserie Manager 1 episode, 2003
Georgia Mackenzie ...  Fleur 1 episode, 2003
Philip Madoc ...  Dr. Loebner 1 episode, 2003
Nicholas Pinnock ...  Jon 1 episode, 2003
Tim Preece Tim Preece ...  Feverell 1 episode, 2003
Alexei Sayle ...  Graham 1 episode, 2003
Steve John Shepherd ...  Stevie 1 episode, 2003
John Shrapnel ...  Nick 1 episode, 2003
Sara Stephens Sara Stephens ...  Laura 1 episode, 2003
Colin Stinton ...  Gangster 1 episode, 2003
David Tennant ...  Dr. Krull 1 episode, 2003
Saskia Thomas Saskia Thomas ...  Melissa 1 episode, 2003
Lesley Vickerage ...  Jeannie 1 episode, 2003
Julie T. Wallace ...  Alison 1 episode, 2003
Timothy Watson Timothy Watson ...  Noel 1 episode, 2003
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Anthology series of black comedies, which sets out to deliver excellent stories with a darkly comic twist. A second installment aired under the title, Twisted Tales.

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Official Sites:

BBC Three [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hátborzongatók See more »

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Stereo

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Color
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"They worship evil, menace, darkness, death, then travel home on the top deck of the 73 bus."
11 March 2004 | by Gareth_HackingSee all my reviews

'Spine-Chillers' was a short-lived horror/comedy anthology show that was screened initially on BBC 3 before being shown on late night BBC 1. I remember watching one of the episodes of this series last year. 'Goths' starred Mackenzie Crook (with a truly awful black wig) and somebody I can't recall as a couple of the above mentioned sub-section of society looking for somewhere to live. After numerous rejections they find a place with a full-on Goth landlord Balfus, played with bug-eyed intensity by Mark Heap. He's a bit of a head case, insistent on getting his rent on time and who also has a thing against 'weekenders', those that only dabble in the Goth life-style. After altering the place to their liking (a very funny sequence where the Crook and the other guy paint their new place completely black and then relax with a cup of tea with the milk dyed black) and hold a house-warming they begin to notice weird stuff happening around the house and the landlord is getting particularly insistent on getting his rent.

I've no idea whether this episode was typical of the series though I did enjoy what I watched. Hopefully there will be a another series sometime in the future.


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