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Hammer Film Productions is a London-based film production company, founded in 1934. It is best known for a series of Hammer horror films made during the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

List of Hammer Horror Films

Hammer Horror Film articles on Spooky Isles

The Mummy 1959 and Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell 1974...

Two Hammer classics get a deluxe Blu-ray treatment: RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at new, lavish editions of The Mummy 1959 and Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell 1974.

The Terror of the Tongs 1961 REVIEW

The Terror of the Tongs 1961
Leave your brain at the door when you begin watching The Terror of the Tongs 1961, says TERRY SHERWOOD

The Man Who Could Cheat Death 1959 REVIEW

The Man Who Could Cheat Death 1959
The Man Who Could Cheat Death 1959 remains a routine Hammer Horror despite its legendary director and stars, says TERRY SHERWOOD

10 Greatest Christopher Lee Posters You’ve Never Seen

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES takes a global trip through Sir Christopher Lee's posters, for some of his European efforts as well as his Hammer favourites

She 1965 REVIEW

She 1955
She 1965 is a fun, pulp adventure with plenty of Hammer Horror stars to light up your Saturday afternoon, says TERRY SHERWOOD

The Woman in Black 2012 REVIEW

The Woman in Black 2012, the big-screen adaptation of the Susan Hill ghost novel, was released 10 years ago this month. HEATHER ANDOLINA takes a look back on the spooky classic.

10 Hammer Horror Posters From Around The World

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at some of the artwork that promoted Hammer's movies in foreign territories.

14 Hammer Horror actors who appeared in James Bond

Christopher Lee faces off against Roger Moore in The Man with the Golden Gun, one of the many Hammer Horror James Bond actor crossovers over the years...
With a new James Bond "No Time To Die" finally released, it's time to consider the amount of cross over from the worlds of Hammer Horror to 007...

Farewell Shane Briant (1946-2021), Obituary

Shane Briant in Straight On Till Morning
Shane Briant (1946-2021) has passed away following a long illness. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES celebrates his work in British horror and beyond.

Dave Prowse, Hammer Horror Strongman, dies aged 85

Dave Prowse in full makeup for Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell 1974
Dave Prowse, the only actor to have played two Frankenstein Monsters in Hammer films, has died aged 85. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES pays tribute to the man who played Darth Vader...

Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros Years (2018) REVIEW

TERRY SHERWOOD takes a look at Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros Years (2018), which documents the final years of the great British horror studio, in this edition of Sherwood After Dark.

Top 5 Greatest Hammer Horror Monsters List

Hammer horror monsters were key to the studio's gory success. Guest writer ELLIOT CHAPMAN picks his favourites from Hammer's lists of classic films...

Lynne Frederick, The Legacy of a Scream Queen, 65th Birthday Tribute

Lynne Frederick, star of Vampire Circus and Schizo, who would have been 65 years old today.

Hammer Mummy Films, we rank them from best to worst!

We compare Hammer Mummy films and see how they rank!

Hammer Frankenstein films, ranked from best to worst

Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell 1974
RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES makes the hard decisions and ranks his favourite Hammer Frankenstein films!

Hammer Dracula films, ranked from best to worst

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES ranks these Hammer Dracula films in order from best to worst!

Jacqueline Pearce tribute: The Reptile on film, an angel in life

Jacqueline Pearce in her iconic title role as The Reptile (1966), one of many cult roles that made her a legend of fim and television.
Guest writer JASON D. BRAWN pays a touching tribute to Hammer Horror legend Jacqueline Pearce

The Woman in Black: How Susan Hill’s ghost story has evolved

The Woman in Black was a big-screen sensation from Hammer Films, starring Daniel Radcliffe. in 2012
BARRY McCANN traces how the saga of The Woman in Black has evolved from book to big screen

13 things you didn’t know about The Making of Dracula 1958

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES celebrates the 60th anniversary of Hammer’s Dracula UK premiere by unearthing 13 interesting facts around its production and release…

Happy 60th Birthday to Hammer’s Dracula (1958)!

Hammer's Dracula (1958) celebrates its 60th birthday. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks back on its initial release and impact.

Why Christopher Lee doesn’t speak in Dracula Prince of Darkness

Dracula Prince of Darkness
Guest writer WILLIAM STEWART ponders the lack of dialogue for the King of Vampires in Dracula Prince of Darkness

Terence Fisher book, a valuable introduction to Hammer horror master’s work

Terence Fisher directs Peter Cushing
Guest writer WILLIAM STEWART reviews 'The Films of Terence Fisher: Hammer Horror and Beyond'

Barbara Shelley stakes her place in British Horror History

Barbara Shelley, one of Hammer's leading ladies, has had a impressive career, says RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES

Oliver Reed’s 11 best horror films to watch

Actor Oliver Reed film Dr Heckyl and Mr Hype
Oliver Reed, a wild man of cinema, started out literally as a werewolf in Hammer Films.


The Hampstead Horror: Hunting Dracula in NW3

JACOB MILNESTEIN investigates the real-life North London locations that inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula

5 Spooky Reasons to Stay in Blackwater Castle, County Cork

Blackwater Castle in County Cork
ANN MASSEY tells us why Blackwater Castle is full of so much history, folklore and tales of haunting that you just have to find that special occasion to stay! 

Devil dog and ghost child haunt The Lion and Swan Hotel

Lion and Swan Hotel
Don’t let the cries of a ghost child and other spectres scare you from visiting The Lion and Swan Hotel in Cheshire, says RICK HALE

Pediophobia: Haunted dolls and why we hate them

What is Pediophobia?
Pediophobia is the fear of dolls. Guest writer MATTI BEAL, from South Wales, tells us why more people hate dolls than we realise

Brian J Cano: Haunted Objects & Paranormal Caught on Camera VIDEO

Brian J Cano talks to Spooky Isles about his ghosthunting career, including Haunted Objects and Paranormal History