A Kiss Before Dying, 1991
visit the film locations
Brocket Hall was the mansion of the evil demon-raiser Karswell in 1957’s Night of the Demon, and was the estate in the Agatha Christie mystery Murder With Mirrors. The ‘Nelwyn Village’ for Ron Howard’s Willow was built on the estate’s grounds.
A Kiss Before Dying location: Max von Sydow’s ‘New York’ estate: Brocket Hall, Marford Road, Lamsford, Hertfordshire
Remake of the 1956 movie of the novel by Ira Levin (Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford Wives).
Jonathan Corliss (Matt Dillon) tosses the suitcase into the East River from Manhattan Bridge, in the real New York, but the ‘New York’ country estate, where he goes fishing with industrialist Thor Carlsson (Max Von Sydow), is Brocket Hall, Marford Road, Lamsford in Hertfordshire.
Brocket Hall was the estate of disgraced peer Lord Brocket, jailed for an insurance fraud, now a golf and conference centre. Its most famous screen appearance is as the mansion of Karswell in Jacques Tourneur’s creepy 1957 classic Night of the Demon.
A Kiss Before Dying location: the ‘Philadelphia’ police HQ: First Chicago House, Long Acre, London
And ‘Philadelphia Central Police HQ’? That’s the First National Bank of Chicago, First Chicago House, 90 Long Acre, in – erm –London.