Tag: Hammer Horror Films

hammer horror films

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.

Hammer Bubblegum Cards

My Hammer Horror Shock Theatre Bubblegum Days

Guest writer STEWART KING told us he had Shock Theatre bubblegum cards from the 1970s. We said give us a look and tell us more.

The Monster Hunters Keep London Safe

The Monster Hunters are keeping 1970s London safe from vampires, werewolves and other unspeakable horrors.

Alan Frank on Peter Cushing

Horror film reviewer and author Alan Frank talks to Spooky Isles about his friendship with Peter Cushing. (Guest Blog for The Peter Cushing Appreciation Society.)

Chris vs Bela: The Ultimate Dracula Showdown

Who is your favourite Dracula? The Spooky Isles talks to horror film historian Alan Frank about the merits of two leading contenders for the King of the Vampires - Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi.
Shane Briant

Shane Briant talks to Spooky Isles

One-time Hammer Films heartthrob Shane Briant is now a successful award-winning author living in Australia. STEWART KING talks to him for the Spooky Isles

Elizabeth Bathory: The Truth Behind Countess Dracula

Ingrid Pitt starred in Hammer's 1971 horror classic Countess Dracula. Guest writer MATTI BEAL goes behind the splatter and reveals the shocking real-life cruelty on which the film was based.

Bloody Britain, at least we've got Hammer!

Guest writer KATIE DOHERTY says living in Britain has its ups and downs. But even at its worst, the UK has Hammer Horror and that makes everything okay!

You’ve got to be Choking!

I am not demanding realism from my horror films but why can't they just punch each other in the face instead of choking each other?

Fanatic 1965 REVIEW

Fanatic 1965, Richard Matheson-penned thriller, is over-the-top but has awesome cast

Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb 1964 REVIEW

A bit slow off the mark, The Curse of the Mummy (1964) will keep Hammer fans happy, says DAVID SAUNDERSON
Peter Cushing fan

Why I love Peter Cushing, by Marcus Brooks

Super fan Marcus Brooks tells how Peter Cushing's fan club has embraced the internet age
Daniel Radcliffe in The Woman in Black 2012

The Woman in Black 2012 REVIEW

The Woman in Black 2012 - Daniel Radcliffe’s first film after the Harry Potter series was always going to get a lot of attention.
Dracula 1958, Horror of Dracula 1958

Dracula 1958 REVIEW

The memories of watching Dracula 1958 aka Horror of Dracula 1958 are still with me, says DAVID SAUNDERSON
Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter 1974

Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter 1974 REVIEW

Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter 1974 feels more like an action TV show than a horror film, says DAVID SAUNDERSON

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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

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...