The following images were kindly provided by Simon Greetham, who has been involved with Hammer Studios over the years with regards to exhibitions at the Museum of the Moving Image among others. Simon was also involved with Don Fearney in organising the two Hammer get togethers at Bray Film Studios in 1998 and 1999.

As you can see from the images, Simon's collection includes various original props used in the series, including the sacrifical dagger made by Ian Scoones for the Guardian of the Abyss, the mask used to make the shadows on the walls in Children of The Full Moon and one of the Charlie Boy fetishes. Many of the items were given to Simon by Ian, the other props came from the auction sale held at Hampden House when Hammer moved out.

Many thanks to Simon and Ian for providing these unique images

dagger from guardian of the abyss mask drawing guardian of the abyss scrying glass dagger from guardian of the abyss dagger from guardian of the abyss
Original SFX sketch of dagger from Guardian of the Abyss Original SFX mask drawing from Guardian of the Abyss Original SFX drawing of scrying glass from Guardian of the Abyss Actual dagger from Guardian of The Abyss [1] Another shot of the dagger from Guardian of The Abyss
behind the scenes of guardian of the abyss behind the scenes of guardian of the abyss behind the scenes of guardian of the abyss production still from guardian of the abyss drawing of props used in guardian of the abyss
Behind the scenes of Guardian of The Abyss Behind the scenes of Guardian of The Abyss Behind the scenes of Guardian of The Abyss ITC production still from Guardian of The Abyss Drawing of props to be used in Guardian of The Abyss
dagger from guardian of the abyss drawings of witch gods for guardian of the abyss contact sheet from guardian of the abyss SFX drawing of Charlie Boy ITC still from charlie boy
Another image of the dagger from Guardian of The Abyss Drawing for Guardian of The Abyss Contact sheet from Guardian of The Abyss SFX drawing of Charlie Boy ITC still from Charlie Boy
SFX drawing of Charlie Boy production still from charlie boy charlie boy charlie boy charlie boy
SFX drawing of Charlie Boy ITC production still from Charlie Boy Actual Charlie Boy prop [3] Charlie Boy Charlie Boy
charlie boy production still from rude awakening ITC still for Two Faces of Evil ITC still from two faces of evil
another Charlie Boy prop sold at the Hampden auction ITC production still from Rude Awakening ITC still from Two Faces of Evil ITC production still from The Two Faces of Evil
mask used in children of the full moon mask used in children of the full moon mask used in children of the full moon contact sheet from children of the full moon contact sheet from children of the full moon
Mask made by Ian Scoones to produce shadow in Children of The Full Moon [2] Another image of the mask used in Children of the Full Moon Another image of the mask used in Children of the Full Moon Contact sheet showing werewold makeup being applied Contact sheet showing Roy Skeggs
ITC still for children of the full moon ITC still for children of the full moon ITC still from children of the full moon ITC still from children of the full moon contact sheet from children of the full moon
ITC production still of Diana Dors Another ITC production still ITC production still from Children of The Full Moon ITC production still from Children of The Full Moon Contact sheet from Children of The Full Moon showing makeup being applied to child actor. You can also see Hampden House in the background
drawing of plants for growing pains another sketch of plants for growing pains SFX drawing of plants in growing pains production still from growing pains
SFX drawing of plants for Growing Pains Another drawing of plants for Growing Pains Some more plants from Growing Pains ITC production still from Growing Pains
SFX drawing of pig for thirteenth reunion ITC still from the thirteenth reunion ITC still from Witching Time drawing of special effects in visitor from the grave ITC still from Charlie Boy
SFX drawing of pig for Thirteenth Reunion ITC production still from The Thirteenth Reunion ITC production still from Witching Time Drawing of special effects to be used in Visitor From The Grave ITC still from Charlie Boy
hand in house that bled to death hand in house that bled to death hand in house that bled to death
Original hand prop made by Ian Scoones for The House That Bled To Death [4] Another shot of the hand and another
The following images are of a leather bound book commissioned and propduced by 20th Century Fox in December 1967. Simon believes the book was produced for studio executives at both Fox and Hammer as the book is too well produced to be just a promotional give away, being printed on high quality manuscript paper and including short stories such as Paranoiac, Shadow of the Cat, The Monkeys Paw and so on. The book is entitled "Tales of The Unknown" and was obviously produced to tie in with the studios collaboration on "Journey to the Unknown"
[1] The dagger from Guardian of The Abyss breaks down into several items. It still has the working retractable blade as is seen being used at the end of the episode where Ray Lonnen pulls out the dagger. The lettering on the dagger handled has faded away , but it is in otherwise very good condition, this came from the auction at Hampden house.

[2] The mask made by Ian Scoones was originally a childrens fancy dress mask that Ian added fur, ears, hair, etc to. A cheap option used to maximum effect

[3] Simon owns one of 3 original Charlie Boy props all made by John Friedlander, probably better know for his work on Dr Who during the 70's and early 80's.

[4] Ian Scoones kindly allowed Simon to photograph the original hand prop used in The House That Bled to Death episode. It is made from latex and was cast from Ian's hand.


A regular visitor to the site and major fan of the series is Moyb Ullah. He owns a collection of memoribila from the series which included one of the Ian Scoones hands from The House That Bled To Death ! and has kindly provided the following photos:
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