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Black Park, Buckinghamshire (horror location)

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Black Park is a country park in WexhamBuckinghamshireEngland between Slough and Iver Heath. Covering 530 acres of woodland, heathland and grassland,  the park includes an imposing avenue of mature pine trees, and a lake (dug in the 18th century as a reservoir for a local farmer).

Adjacent to Pinewood Film StudiosBlack Park has been used as an outdoor location for many film and television productions. The woods and lake featured prominently in the Hammer Horror films from the late 1950s to the 1970s, such as Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966). In the Hammer films the location was often used to represent Transylvania.

The park has also been used in other film productions such as the James Bond franchise Goldfinger, where it was used for a nighttime car chase scene, and the 2006 version of Casino Royale, and the Monty Python film And Now For Something Completely Differentplus several Carry On films, BatmanSleepy Hollow, the Harry Potter film series‘, Captain America, The Bunker and the chillingly-effective Eden Lake.

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For television, Black Park, together with its lake, was used extensively in location filming for the planet ‘Alzarius’ in the Doctor Who serial Full Circle (1980) which featured the memorable, albeit cheap-looking, Marshmen monsters.

MARSHMAN FULL CIRCLE

Thanks to Seat at the Back for the Curse of Frankenstein image



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