This2001 short lived british series(6 episodes ) is a labor of love to British Horror films of the 1960s & 1970s.
Star Steve Coogan (HAMLET 2 ) is Dr Terrible, who bookends the tales in a manor similar to the Cryptkeeper.
After some very funny underplayed comments ("sapphical vampiricism, the love that dare not spell its name") ,the story would begin.
References are made to Fu Manchu (FRENZY OF TONGS,with actor/writer Mark Gatiss<writer for DR WHO> giving a superb performance ),Amicus anthologies ( AND NOW THE FEARING),The Reptile ( CURSE OF THE BLOOD OF THE LIZARD OF DOOM),Hammer's Carmilla series (LESBIAN VAMPIRE LOVERS OF LUST),killer body parts (VOODOO FEET OF DEATH,obviously inspired by DR TERRORS HOUSE OF HORRORS),and Witchfinder General (SCREAM SATAN SCREAM!).
In jokes go so far as naming characters Tyburn and so on .
That may have been the problem, the films were made for Horrorfans by horror fans ,and the in jokes are so in, that a lot of audiences probably didn't get how close to the originals the spoofs were.
For people who read SCARLET, however, I would say this is a must have series.
At present,it is only available on REGION 2 from the BBC ,and may ,in fact, no longer be made.
As DR. TERRIBLE himself might say, "ThAT would be truly horrible."