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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.

10 Greatest Christopher Lee Posters You’ve Never Seen

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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

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

The Woman in Black 2012 REVIEW

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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We compare Hammer Mummy films and see how they rank!

Hammer Frankenstein films, ranked from best to worst

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

10 things you (probably) never knew about Hammer’s Curse of Frankenstein...

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Christopher Lee as The Creature in Curse of Frankenstein 1957
KAYLEIGH MARIE EDWARD stitches together some amazing facts about Hammer's Curse of Frankenstein starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee...

Blood Of The Vampire 1958 REVIEW

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First off the blocks to emulate Hammer's horror success? RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES revisits the gruesomely Technicolor effort, Blood Of The Vampire (1958).

10 Dracula 1958 facts you didn’t know

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KAYLEIGH MARIE EDWARDS provides some fun facts about Hammer's Dracula, aka Horror of Dracula (1958)

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We rank Amicus Horror Anthologies, from 1 to 8!

Jack Palance and Burgess Meredith in Torture Garden 1967
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Amicus Productions was a stable of 1960s British Horror. TERRY SHERWOOD goes back to his childhood to rank the studio's best horror anthologies

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