GB / US/ CAN
Dir: Lawrence Huntington
Starring: Robert Hutton and Diane Clare
A mad scientist turns himself into a half-man, half-bird monster to avenge the death of his ancestor
This horror film has a good shot of a maroon-liveried Class 52 ‘Western’ arriving into Chippenham station with a rake of maroon Mk1’s, some of which have the short-lived enamel bodyside destination boards. A shot of the train departing is also shown but despite the use of Chippenham, the entrance scenes use Maidenhead station, a fair distance from the Wiltshire town! It is possible that the footage at Chippenham was taken by ITC, as similar shots of a Class 42 ‘Warship’ diesel-hydraulic-hauled express departing Chippenham station appears in Video 125s Diesels & Electrics on 35mm DVD, and in part was used in the 1970 movie One Brief Summer (qv). If this is the case, which seems likely, then these unused stock images were interspersed with the actual Maidenhead shots.