Tag: Hammer Horror Films

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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.

Italian poster for Hammer's 1957 Curse of Frankenstein

20 things you never knew about The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957)

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES heads to the lab to cook up 20 facts about The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

Happy 60th Birthday, The Curse of Frankenstein!

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES celebrates 60 years of Hammer's genre-shaping classic Curse of Frankenstein, and looks at its ongoing legacy.
Peter Cushing Dracula

Peter Cushing in Dracula invites wonder

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HOWARD JACKSON examines Peter Cushing's portrayal as Van Helsing in Hammer's Dracula...
The Woman in Black

10 facts you didn’t know about The Woman in Black (2012)

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KAYLEIGH MARIE EDWARDS tracks down some fun facts about The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe
Peter Cushing

Peter Cushing, a Life of Obedience and Disappointment

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HOWARD JACKSON says two words sum up horror film legend Peter Cushing - Obedience and Disappointment

Top 10 British composers who wrote spooky music for horror films and operas

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PAUL ADAMS looks at the British composers whose specific task was to chill and terrify
John Carson in Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter

Hammer Horror star John Carson dies, aged 89

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES bids farewell to a popular and prolific British performer John Carson (1927-2016)

Doctors in Horror Films – they’re four kinds of crazy!

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES talks about Doctors in Horror Films...

Hammer's Judy Matheson counts down her horror film favourites

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Hammer Scream Queen Judy Matheson tells us her favourite memories of her horror career

Dennis Wheatley on Film

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BARRY McCANN looks at the film adaptations of British author Dennis Wheatley's fantastic novels
Christopher Lee obituary

Goodnight, Dark Prince: Sir Christopher Lee OBITUARY

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Christopher Lee Obituary: RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES and other our writers bid a sad farewell to a true British cinema legend

Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires 1974 REVIEW

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BARRY McCAN takes a look back at Hammer's The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires

11 greatest Hammer Horrors never made

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BARRY McCANN ponders what might have been had Hammer followed through and produced these fabulous horrors
Scars of Dracula 1970

Scars Of Dracula (1970) REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES says Scars of Dracula (1970) isn't as bad as you would think

Who is your favourite British horror actress?

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As we conclude Wicked Women Week, we turn our eyes to the women who have entertained us in British horror
To the Devil a Daughter 1976

To the Devil a Daughter 1976 REVIEW

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DAVID SAUNDERSON reviews To the Devil a Daughter (1976) starring Christopher Lee and Richard Widmark

The Doppelgangers and Usurpers of Dracula

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In this exclusive extract from Charles E. Butler's new book, Vampires: The Final Hunt, he discusses cinema's generally unsuccessful attempts to film Dracula

The Woman in Black Angel of Death 2015 REVIEW

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PAUL ADAMS reviews The Woman in Black Angel of Death 2015

Countess Dracula 1971 REVIEW

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SIMON BALL reviews Hammer classic, Countess Dracula 1971

British Werewolves in Film, A Beginner’s Guide

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RICHARD PHILIPS-JONES would like to introduce you to the British Werewolf!

Kate Bush Hammer Horror and her Supernatural Music

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JAY HOLLIS looks at Hammer Horror and the supernatural references in Kate Bush's music, including Hammer Horror

Paranoiac 1963 MINI REVIEW

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Paranoiac 1963 is a psychological thriller with touches of Gothic Psycho mad fun.
I am Legend

I Am Legend – Hammer Style

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at one Hammer project that never saw the light of day

Horror of Frankenstein 1970 REVIEW

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Horror of Frankenstein saw Ralph Bates take the role of the Baron in 1970. ANDREW GARVEY reviews the controversial Hammer...

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Dave Prowse in full makeup for Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell 1974

Dave Prowse, Hammer Horror Strongman, dies aged 85

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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...