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Ingrid Says... Pitt of Horror Website Message

August 1996
Ingrid Pitt

There's something about London in the early morning.

The mist creeping up from the Thames. The sound of hollow, echoing footsteps in the warren of gaslit alleyways. The smell of decay seeping up from the sewers. The strident call of the flower girls huddled on the steps of Covent Garden waiting for a passing Professor Higgins and the sound of Hansom carriages over the cobbles of Park Lane. It's why I live in London. And I'm still looking for it.

There's a wonderful opportunity coming up in 1997 for you to come and help me in my search for the London of Sherlock Holmes and the Ripper. My new venture - the Pitt of Horror Company - is putting on a tour of the low-down and the noisome in the summer of 1997. The macabre haunts of Olde England will be sought. From the welcoming party in one of Henry VIII's old hunting lodges, to the final Grand Guignol farewell in a de-consecrated church - via Jack the Ripper, the notorious Clink, the Orient Express, the Tower of London and all the other nefarious situs - the macabre and frightening will be pursued.

All from the luxury of first class hotels, and with sumptuous travel arrangements. Details can be obtained by sending a cheque for £3 or $5 to the Pitt of Horror Company or FREE by joining The Pitt of Horror International Fan Club run by the Chiller Theatre in New Jersey.

And that's not all! In a smugglers cove in the West Country, the land of Sir Francis Drake and the Plymouth Brethren, THE PITT OF HORROR COMPANY is putting on a Horror Week. It's not only a chance to meet others attracted to the dark side - but you can become the STAR OF YOUR OWN HORROR FILM!

What else are we doing?

Well, there's the film. I'm starring in the long awaited DRACULA WHO....? This is a completely revampirised - I mean revamped - script, and I will be co-producing with Hammer Films. End of the year is the best I can do for a start date, and the leading man - a mind-blowing acquisition - has agreed to take part. Who? I wish I could tell you, but my lips have been stapled together by the head of Hammer Film Productions, Roy Skeggs.

I'm also making a CD-ROM with Hammer - the title: INGRID PITT'S HOUSE OF HAMMER. That's already in production, and I'm determined to have it on the shelves by Christmas.

Then there is the PITT OF HORROR VAULT! Through a Machiavellian deal with the Transylvanian Embassy, straight from the Carpathian mountains, we have a selection of diabolical goods (or should that be 'bads?') ranging from coffin-shaped amulets filled with Castle Dracula earth, to hats patterned on those worn by that all-time sweetie - Vlad the Impaler - the malevolent monarch who had a thing about hats - nailing them to people's heads!

Not to be forgotten is the PITT OF HORROR MAGAZINE! This carries features from the world of Fantasy, advice to the love-lorn from 'Auntie Ingrid' herself, a short story competition with fabulous prizes, an 'at home with a famous horror star', articles on dieting Transylvanian style - a Horrorscope like you've never seen before, a quiz with more bumper prizes, helpful hints on autograph hunting, a comic section based on a film script, and much, much more!!

So if you want to know more about what's going on at this end of the forest, waft me a cheque for £3 or $5 to cover post and packing, and details will be winging their way to you by Vampire Bat Special Post before you can say 'lycanthropic andropomorphism metamorphosized!' (Don't worry about it!)

Or you can get it all FREE by joining the CHILLER THEATRE PITT OF HORROR INTERNATIONAL FAN CLUB.

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