My Collection of Hammer Films

As the '30's and '40's Universal horror cycle came to a close, gothic horror films fell out of favor first being parodied largely by Abbott and Costello and then disappearing altogether. In the 1950's, any film that could be classified as horror had either a dark psychological twist as in "House by the River", "The Night of the Hunter" and "The Bad Seed" or had a sci-fi twist such as an alien menace as in "The Beast with 1,000,000 Eyes", paranormal phenomenon as in "Fiend Without a Face", irradiated behemoths as in "Them!" and genetic throwbacks as in "The Creature from the Black Lagoon".

In Britain, a minor film production company called Hammer -- named after the stage pseudonym of its vaudevillian co-founder Will "Hammer" Hinds -- had carved out a niche grinding out small film noir gems made on a shoestring budget with imported American stars. However, the company struck gold mining the horror-with-a-sci-fi-twist vein that was in vogue with their film adaptation of the BBC-TV serial "The Quatermass Xperiment". With gore effects that were shocking for the time, a literate script and compelling characters, the film was a big hit. Emboldened by this success, the company gambled on a full-on horror by remaking a tried-and-true chestnut with a literary pedigree: Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein". What set Hammer's "The Curse of Frankenstein" apart was shifting the focus from the piteous Creature to the obsessive Baron played to the hilt by Peter Cushing with more than a little debt to a more manic but equally intense Colin Clive from the original. Moreover, the film was presented in full-color widescreen glory with buckets o' blood and a heaving helping o' burstin' bodices; sex, violence and spectacle are always sure-fire selling points. A year later, "Horror of Dracula" was the follow-up with a magnetic and charismatic turn by Christopher Lee as the Count and a haunted, driven Peter Cushing as Professor Van Helsing.

Largely reviled by contemporary critics, audiences flocked in droves catapulting the company and its stars to international fame, revolutionizing the genre and single-handedly resurrecting the gothic horror film. Their success inspired the formation of rival studios like Amicus, Tigon and Tyburn who all tried to mine similar content with variable results. However, Hammer remains the gold standard with much of their output rightly considered classics today and even the least of their efforts offering modest pleasures.

Although they produced films in every genre, Hammer's stock-in-trade was horror which was unwittingly foreshadowed by Bela Lugosi's casting in their first feature-length film, "Phantom Ship". In the early '70's, the popularity of gothic fright was on the wane and competition from high-quality, low-budget, boundary-shattering indie horror was on the rise with soon-to-be classics such as "Rosemary's Baby", "Night of the Living Dead", "The Exorcist", "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "Jaws", "The Hills Have Eyes", "Halloween", Pete Walker slasher films and Italian gialli flooding the market. Out of step with the times, attempts to compete by resorting to desperate creative gambits and cynically pushing the sex-violence quotient beyond the tipping point of what then passed for good taste only alienated audiences accustomed to the expectations conferred by the Hammer seal. Eventually, the company was forced to drop out of film production altogether and only maintained a skeleton crew to oversee television programs.

Yet, after a 25-year hiatus, Hammer has returned with a series of four worthy entries into the canon including 2012's gothic "The Woman in Black" remake. The level of care and craftsmanship that characterized Hammer in its prime is evident in these recent productions and, should that trend continue, the company's future holds great promise.

A note concerning "The Curse of Frankenstein" specifically and the Hammer Frankenstein and Dracula cycles in general as these tend to be the entry points for most into the Hammerverse. While not an Expressionistic masterpiece like James Whale's original and with the moving plight of the Creature relegated to the periphery of the story, "The Curse of Frankenstein" usually disappoints on first pass. However, when seen back-to-back with "The Revenge of Frankenstein", the films become more richly resonant as a whole than when seen separately as it becomes clear that the through-line is the monomaniacal Baron who is just this side of insane and whose initially laudable goals are perverted into something monstrous. Over the six-film series, the viewer descends deeper into the disturbed psyche of a madman possessed of a singular vision and follows it through to its grim and sobering conclusion. The series is best viewed in this order: "The Curse of Frankenstein", "The Revenge of Frankenstein", "The Evil of Frankenstein", "Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed", "Frankenstein Created Woman" and "Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell". Neither the TV pilot "Tales of Frankenstein" or the franchise reboot "Horror of Frankenstein" are part of the series.

The Dracula series' viewing order is largely determined by internal chronology and is as follows: the prologue to "The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires", the prologue to "Dracula A.D. 1972", "Horror of Dracula", "The Brides of Dracula", "The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires", "Dracula, Prince of Darkness" up to Father Sandor's rescue of the fleeing Francis Matthews and Suzan Farmer, the prologue of "Dracula Has Risen from the Grave", the rest of "Dracula, Prince of Darkness", "Dracula Has Risen from the Grave", "Taste the Blood of Dracula", "Scars of Dracula", "Kiss of the Vampire", "Dracula A.D. 1972" and "The Satanic Rites of Dracula".

Regarding other series, it should be noted that "The Secret of Blood Island" is the prequel to "The Camp on Blood Island" with Barbara Shelley playing a different character in each, that "A Challenge for Robin Hood" and "Wolfshead" are variant Robin Hood origin stories while "The Men of Sherwood Forest" and "Sword of Sherwood Forest" are continuing adventures and that the viewing order of the Dick Barton trilogy is "Dick Barton, Special Agent", "Dick Barton at Bay" and "Dick Barton Strikes Back". The Woman in Black, Quatermass, Karnstein, Buses and She films should be seen in the order they were released.

For anyone trying to assemble a Hammer collection of their own, I hope this list proves useful.
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1.
Phantom Ship (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
During a horrific storm at sea, the crew realizes that there is a murderer among them who is killing them off one by one. (80 mins.)
Director: Denison Clift
“ Original UK Title: The Mystery of the Mary Celeste

DVD Distributor: Image Entertainment ” - oxhine
 
2.
Song of Freedom (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A black British dockworker named Johnny Zinga becomes a famous singer and learns that he is the rightful king of the African island of Casanga. (80 mins.)
Director: J. Elder Wills
“ DVD Distributor: Kino Video
(The Paul Robeson Collection)

{paired with the non-Hammer "Big Fella"} ” - oxhine
 
3.
Dick Barton, Detective (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Government agent Dick Barton battles a ring of Nazi spies who are planning to poison the entire London water supply. (70 mins.)
Director: Alfred Goulding
“ Original UK Title: Dick Barton, Special Agent

DVD Distributor: Icon Home Entertainment [Region 2]
(The Dick Barton Trilogy)

{grouped with "Dick Barton at Bay" and "Dick Barton Strikes Back"} ” - oxhine
 
4.
Dick Barton Strikes Back (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Special Agent Dick Barton uncovers a ring of international psychopathic criminals with plans to dominate the world using a terrifying weapon of mass destruction. (73 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Grayson
“ DVD Distributor: Icon Home Entertainment [Region 2]
(The Dick Barton Trilogy)

{grouped with "Dick Barton, Special Agent" and "Dick Barton at Bay"} ” - oxhine
 
5.
Room to Let (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In London in 1904, neighbours begin to suspect that a very strange man calling himself Dr. Fell may in fact be the infamous Jack the Ripper. (68 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Grayson
“ DVD Distributor: Collector's DVD-R ” - oxhine
 
6.
Dick Barton at Bay (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Special Agent Dick Barton has been assigned to recover a kidnapped professor and de-activate a death ray before catastrophe occurs and World War III is declared. (68 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Grayson
“ Alternate Title: Dick Barton and the Ray of Death

DVD Distributor: Icon Home Entertainment [Region 2]
(The Dick Barton Trilogy)

{grouped with "Dick Barton, Special Agent" and "Dick Barton Strikes Back"} ” - oxhine
 
7.
Cloudburst (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A Canadian World War II veteran working for the British Foreign Office scours England for the killer who murdered his wife. (83 mins.)
Director: Francis Searle
“ DVD Distributor: MGM Archive ” - oxhine
 
8.
Whispering Smith Investigates (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
(77 mins.)
Director: Francis Searle
“ Original UK Title: Whispering Smith Hits London
Alternate US Title: Whispering Smith vs. Scotland Yard

DVD Distributor: Collector's DVD-R ” - oxhine
 
9.
Man Bait (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The married owner of a bookstore is attracted to his sexy blonde clerk. He finally gives in to temptation and makes a pass at her, but that only results in him getting enmeshed in blackmail and murder. (84 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ Original UK Title: The Last Page

DVD Distributor: VCI Entertainment
(Hammer Film Noir Volume 1)

{paired with "Bad Blonde"} ” - oxhine
 
10.
Stolen Face (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A doctor repairs a female inmate's disfigured face to match the lovely woman who left him, and marries her, only to find out how abusive she is. (72 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ DVD Distributor: VCI Entertainment
(Hammer Film Noir Volume 2)

{paired with "Blackout"} ” - oxhine
 
11.
Scotland Yard Inspector (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
English woman asks an American detective visiting London to help find her brother's killer (73 mins.)
Director: Sam Newfield
“ Original UK Title: Lady in the Fog

DVD Distributor: VCI Entertainment
(Forgotten Noir Volume 9)

{grouped with the non-Hammer "Pier 23" and "The Case of the Baby-Sitter"} ” - oxhine
 
12.
Four Sided Triangle (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Bill and Robin, helped by their childhood friend, Lena, develop a "reproducer" which can exactly duplicate any object... (81 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ DVD Distributor: Anchor Bay
(The Hammer Collection: Double Feature)

{paired with "X the Unknown"} ” - oxhine
 
13.
Bad Blonde (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A scheming blonde seduces a fighter and convinces him to murder her husband, a fight manager. (81 mins.)
“ Original UK Title: The Flanagan Boy

DVD Distributor: VCI Entertainment
(Hammer Film Noir Volume 1)

{paired with "The Last Page"} ” - oxhine
 
14.
Three Stops to Murder (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Discharged by his employer, a private eye stays on a jewel theft case after a model with information for him is murdered. (76 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ Original UK Title: Blood Orange

DVD Distributor: Collector's DVD-R ” - oxhine
 
15.
Spaceways (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A small group of closely-guarded British scientists test their first rocket amidst indications of matrimonial strife in the community... (76 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ DVD Distributor: Image Entertainment ” - oxhine
 
16.
The Black Glove (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Newly arrived in Britain, a jet-lagged musician impulsively goes to the apartment of a beautiful blues singer he's just met and hours later is accused of her murder. (84 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ Original UK Title: Face the Music

DVD Distributor: VCI Entertainment
(Hammer Film Noir Volume 6)

{paired with "The Deadly Game"} ” - oxhine
 
17.
Blackout (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An American in London, down on his luck, runs into a beautiful blonde in a bar who offers him a lot of money to marry her... (87 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ Original UK Title: Murder by Proxy

DVD Distributor: VCI Entertainment
(Hammer Film Noir Volume 2)

{paired with "Stolen Face"} ” - oxhine
 
18.
Heat Wave (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An American writer living in England gets entangled in a scheme by a beautiful blonde to murder her rich husband. (68 mins.)
Director: Ken Hughes
“ Original UK Title: The House Across the Lake

DVD Distributor: Network [Region 2] ” - oxhine
 
19.
Paid to Kill (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A failed business deal forces James Nevill to blackmail his weak-willed friend into murdering him so that his wife can collect his insurance, but circumstances suddenly change. (75 mins.)
“ Original UK Title: Five Days

DVD Distributor: VCI Entertainment
(Hammer Film Noir Volume 5)

{paired with "The Glass Cage"} ” - oxhine
 
20.
Terror Street (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
An American pilot AWOL from the states is framed for his wife's murder and has just 36 hours to prove his innocence. (80 mins.)
“ Original UK Title: 36 Hours

DVD Distributor: VCI Entertainment ” - oxhine
 
21.
The Men of Sherwood Forest (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In 1194, on his return from the Third Crusade, Richard the Lionheart is taken prisoner in Germany. Disguised as a troubadour, Robin Hood formulates a plan to rescue Richard but he is captured himself. (77 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
“ DVD Distributor: Anolis Entertainment [Region 2]

{German DVD with English language track entitled "Robin Hood, der rote Racher" which translates to "Robin Hood, the Red Avenger"} ” - oxhine
 
22.
Break in the Circle (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
An adventurer is hired by a German millionaire to help a Polish scientist escape to the West. (87 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
“ DVD Distributor: Collector's DVD-R

{Black-and-White Version} ” - oxhine
 
23.
The Big Deadly Game (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
An American on vacation in Spain gets mixed up with a smuggling ring. (63 mins.)
Director: Daniel Birt
“ Original UK Title: Third Party Risk
Alternate US Title: The Deadly Game

DVD Distributor: VCI Entertainment
(Hammer Fim Noir Volume 6)

{paired with "The Black Glove"} ” - oxhine
 
24.
The Glass Tomb (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Crowds flock to a carnival sideshow to see "The Starving Man", a heavyset man who claims he can go 70 days without eating. However, a couple of murders occur at the carnival, resulting in the police becoming involved. (59 mins.)
“ Original UK Title: The Glass Cage

DVD Distributor: VCI Entertainment
(Hammer Film Noir Volume 5)

{paired with "Paid to Kill"} ” - oxhine
 
25.
The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In 1950s England, professor Quatermass' manned rocket ship returns to Earth, but two of the astronauts are missing and the survivor seems ill and unable to communicate. (82 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
“ US Title: The Creeping Unknown

DVD Distributor: Kino Lorber [Blu-ray] ” - oxhine
 
26.
Dick Turpin: Highwayman (1956 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(26 mins.)
Director: David Paltenghi
“ DVD Distributor: Collector's DVD-R ” - oxhine
 
27.
X the Unknown (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A radioactive, mud-like creature terrorizes a Scottish village. (81 mins.)
Director: Leslie Norman
“ DVD Distributor: Anchor Bay
(The Hammer Collection: Double Feature)

{paired with "Four-Sided Triangle"} ” - oxhine
 
28.
The Steel Bayonet (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A small band of British soldiers is sent on a mission to hold up a German advance. (85 mins.)
“ DVD Distributor: Collector's DVD-R ” - oxhine
 
29.
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life, but it behaves not as he intended. (82 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ DVD Distributor: Warner Home Video ” - oxhine
 
30.
Enemy from Space (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Professor Quatermass, trying to gather support for his Lunar colonisation project, is intrigued by mysterious traces that have been showing up. (85 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
“ Original UK Title: Quatermass 2

DVD Distributor: Anchor Bay ” - oxhine
 
31.
The Abominable Snowman (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A kindly English botanist and a gruff American scientist lead an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti. (91 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
“ US Title: The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas

DVD Distributor: Anchor Bay ” - oxhine
 
32.
Tales of Frankenstein (1958 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
In this pilot for a series that was never picked up, Dr. Frankenstein has just finished rebuilding his creation... (28 mins.)
Director: Curt Siodmak
“ Pilot Episode Title: The Face in the Tombstone Mirror

DVD Distributor: Image Entertainment ” - oxhine
 
33.
The Camp on Blood Island (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Deep in Malaya, as World War II is rapidly coming to an end, men, women and children, trapped by the Japanese invasion... (81 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
“ DVD Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [Region 2] ” - oxhine
 
34.
Up the Creek (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Lieut. Humphrey Fairweather, R.N., in his latest disastrous attempt to prove to the Navy that his rocket... (83 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
“ DVD Distributor: Wham! USA ” - oxhine
 
35.
Horror of Dracula (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Jonathan Harker begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire's castle under false pretenses. (82 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ Original UK Title: Dracula

DVD Distributor: Warner Home Video
(4 Film Favorites: Draculas)

{grouped with "Dracula Has Risen from the Grave", "Taste the Blood of Dracula" and "Dracula A.D. 1972"} ” - oxhine
 
36.
The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Baron Frankenstein escapes from the guillotine and goes to Germany. There, he names himself Dr. Stein... (90 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ DVD Distributor: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment ” - oxhine
 
37.
The Snorkel (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Although the police have termed her mother's death a suicide, a teenage girl believes her step-father murdered her. (90 mins.)
Director: Guy Green
“ DVD Distributor: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment
(The Icons of Suspense Collection: Hammer Films)

{grouped with "Never Take Sweets from a Stranger", "Stop Me Before I Kill!", "Cash on Demand", "The Damned" and "Maniac"} ” - oxhine
 
38.
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When a nobleman is threatened by a family curse on his newly inherited estate, detective Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate. (87 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ DVD Distributor: MGM Video ” - oxhine
 
39.
Ten Seconds to Hell (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After 1945, six German ex-soldiers are hired to defuse unexploded Allied bombs in the ruins of Berlin. (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ Alternate Title: The Phoenix

DVD Distributor: Kino Lorber [Blu-ray] ” - oxhine
 
40.
Yesterday's Enemy (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In WW2, during the Japanese invasion of Burma, the lost remnant of a British Army Brigade HQ, led by the ruthless captain Alan Langford, escapes through the jungle toward the British lines. (95 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
“ DVD Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [Region 2] ” - oxhine
 
41.
The Mummy (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In 1895, British archaeologists find and open the tomb of Egyptian Princess Ananka with nefarious consequences. (86 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ DVD Distributor: Warner Home Video ” - oxhine
 
42.
The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A centenarian artist and scientist in 1890 Paris maintains his youth and health by periodically replacing a gland with that of a living person. (83 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ DVD Distributor: Legend Films
(The Cult Horror Collection)

{grouped with Amicus' "The Skull" and "The Deadly Bees"} ” - oxhine
 
43.
The Stranglers of Bombay (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In the 1830s, a captain in the East India Company lobbies to investigate the criminal Thugee Cult of Kali, an organized crime group of stranglers and thieves. (80 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ DVD Distributor: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment
(Icons of Adventure Collection)

{grouped with "The Terror of the Tongs", "The Pirates of Blood River" and "The Devil-Ship Pirates"} ” - oxhine
 
44.
Never Take Sweets from a Stranger (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Peter Carter meets official resistance when he finds his 9 year old daughter has been the victim of the pedophile patriarch of the town's most powerful family. (91 mins.)
Director: Cyril Frankel
“ US Title: Never Take Candy from a Stranger

DVD Distributor: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment
(The Icons of Suspense Collection: Hammer Films)

{grouped with "The Snorkel", "Stop Me Before I Kill!", "Cash on Demand", "The Damned" and "Maniac"} ” - oxhine
 
45.
Hell Is a City (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In Britain, a Manchester police inspector becomes obsessed with capturing a criminal who escapes from prison. (98 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
“ DVD Distributor: Anchor Bay ” - oxhine
 
46.
The Brides of Dracula (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Vampire hunter Van Helsing returns to Transylvania to destroy handsome bloodsucker Baron Meinster, who has designs on beautiful young schoolteacher Marianne. (85 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ DVD Distributor: Universal Pictures
(The Hammer Horror Series)

{grouped with "The Curse of the Werewolf", "Captain Clegg", "The Phantom of the Opera", "Kiss of the Vampire", "Paranoiac", "The Evil of Frankenstein" and "Nightmare"} ” - oxhine
 
47.
Passport to China (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A pilot slips his plane into Red China to rescue an American girl trapped there, but when he lands he... (75 mins.)
“ Original UK Title: Visa to Canton

DVD Distributor: Collector's DVD-R ” - oxhine
 
48.
Stop Me Before I Kill! (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
After surviving a traumatic car accident, a race car driver travels to the Cote D'Azur to recover but is plagued by an urge to strangle his wife. (120 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
“ Original UK Title: The Full Treatment

DVD Distributor: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment
(The Icons of Suspense Collection: Hammer Films)

{grouped with "The Snorkel", "Never Take Sweets from a Stranger", "Cash on Demand", "The Damned" and "Maniac"} ” - oxhine
 
49.
The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself. (88 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ US Title: House of Fright

DVD Distributor: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment
(Icons of Horror Collection: Hammer Films)

{grouped with "Taste of Fear", "The Gorgon" and "The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb"} ” - oxhine
 
50.
Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
While King Richard is away at the Crusades, some Nottingham nobles and their Sheriff plot to confiscate estates of fallen Crusaders but Robin Hood and Maid Marian foil their plan. (80 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ DVD Distributor: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment ” - oxhine
 
51.
The Terror of the Tongs (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
In 1910, Hong Kong members of a secret Tong crime syndicate protect their identities by murdering the daughter of a British sea captain who vows revenge. (76 mins.)
Director: Anthony Bushell
“ DVD Distributor: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment
(Icons of Adventure Collection)

{grouped with "The Stranglers of Bombay", "The Pirates of Blood River" and "The Devil-Ship Pirates"} ” - oxhine
 
52.
A Weekend with Lulu (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Fred, Tim and Deirdre plan a fun weekend break on the coast. What they didn't make allowances for was the company of Deirdre's mother who insists on coming along as her daughter's chaperone. (89 mins.)
“ DVD Distributor: Collector's DVD-R ” - oxhine
 
53.
The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In Spain, Leon is born on Christmas day to a mute servant girl who was raped by a beggar. His mother... (93 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ DVD Distributor: Universal Pictures
(The Hammer Horror Series)

{grouped with "The Brides of Dracula", "Captain Clegg", "The Phantom of the Opera", "Kiss of the Vampire", "Paranoiac", "The Evil of Frankenstein" and "Nightmare"} ” - oxhine
 
54.
The Shadow of the Cat (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A female house cat sees her mistress murdered by her husband and two servants, and becomes ferociously bent on revenge. (79 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
“ DVD Distributor: Collector's DVD-R ” - oxhine
 
55.
Scream of Fear (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A wheelchair-bound young woman returns to her father's estate after ten years, and although she's told he's away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate. (81 mins.)
Director: Seth Holt
“ Original UK Title: Taste of Fear

DVD Distributor: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment
(Icons of Horror Collection: Hammer Films)

{grouped with "The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll", "The Gorgon" and "The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb"} ” - oxhine
 
56.
The Pirates of Blood River (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A group of ruthless pirates attack a 17th Century Huguenot settlement on the Isle of Devon in search of treasure and will stop at nothing to obtain it. (87 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
“ DVD Distributor: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment
(Icons of Adventure Collection)

{grouped with "The Stranglers of Bombay", "The Terror of the Tongs" and "The Devil-Ship Pirates"} ” - oxhine
 
57.
Cash on Demand (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A charming but ruthless criminal holds the family of a bank manager hostage as part of a cold-blooded plan to steal 97,000 pounds. (89 mins.)
“ DVD Distributor: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment
(The Icons of Suspense Collection: Hammer Films)

{grouped with "The Snorkel", "Never Take Sweets from a Stranger", "Stop Me Before I Kill!", "The Damned" and "Maniac"} ” - oxhine
 
58.
Night Creatures (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In 18th-century England, the Royal Crown sends Royal Navy Captain Collier and his crew to investigate reports of illegal smuggling and bootlegging in a coastal town where locals believe in Marsh Phantoms. (82 mins.)
“ Original UK Title: Captain Clegg

DVD Distributor: Universal Pictures
(The Hammer Horror Series)

{grouped with "The Brides of Dracula", "The Curse of the Werewolf", "The Phantom of the Opera", "Kiss of the Vampire", "Paranoiac", "The Evil of Frankenstein" and "Nightmare"} ” - oxhine
 
59.
The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Terror strikes the London Opera House as a new opera is disrupted by the actions of a deformed specter of the show's past who has an obsession with one of the production's chorus girl. (90 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ DVD Distributor: Universal Pictures
(The Hammer Horror Series)

{grouped with "The Brides of Dracula", "The Curse of the Werewolf", "Captain Clegg", "Kiss of the Vampire", "Paranoiac", "The Evil of Frankenstein" and "Nightmare"} ” - oxhine
 
60.
These Are the Damned (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An American tourist, a youth gang leader, and his troubled sister find themselves trapped in a top secret government facility experimenting on children. (87 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
“ Original UK Title: The Damned

DVD Distributor: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment
(The Icons of Suspense Collection: Hammer Films)

{grouped with "The Snorkel", "Never Take Sweets from a Stranger", "Stop Me Before I Kill!", "Cash on Demand" and "Maniac"} ” - oxhine
 
61.
Maniac (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
An American painter has an affair with a bar owner in a French village and agrees to help her murderer husband escape from a prison for the criminally insane. (86 mins.)
“ DVD Distributor: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment
(The Icons of Suspense Collection: Hammer Films)

{grouped with "The Snorkel", "Never Take Sweets from a Stranger", "Stop Me Before I Kill!", "Cash on Demand" and "The Damned"} ” - oxhine
 
62.
The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When car trouble strands a honeymooning couple in a small Southern European village, an aristocratic family in the area reaches out to help them with sinister consequences. (88 mins.)
Director: Don Sharp
“ Alternate Title: Kiss of Evil

DVD Distributor: Universal Pictures
(The Hammer Horror Series)

{grouped with "The Brides of Dracula", "The Curse of the Werewolf", "Captain Clegg", "The Phantom of the Opera", "Paranoiac", "The Evil of Frankenstein" and "Nightmare"} ” - oxhine
 
63.
Paranoiac (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Loosely based on Josephine Tey's "Brat Farrar;" a man long believed dead returns to the family estate to claim his inheritance. (80 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
“ DVD Distributor: Universal Pictures
(The Hammer Horror Series)

{grouped with "The Brides of Dracula", "The Curse of the Werewolf", "Captain Clegg", "The Phantom of the Opera", "Kiss of the Vampire", "The Evil of Frankenstein" and "Nightmare"} ” - oxhine
 
64.
The Old Dark House (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
An American who sells cars in England receives a mysterious invitation from an old, eccentric millionaire... (86 mins.)
Director: William Castle
“ DVD Distributor: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment
(The William Castle Film Collection)

{grouped with the non-Hammer "The Tingler", "13 Ghosts", "Homicidal", "Mr. Sardonicus", "Zotz!", "13 Frightened Girls" and "Strait-Jacket"} ” - oxhine
 
65.
The Crimson Blade (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In 1648, during the English Civil War, Captain Sylvester switches sides between the Parliamentary and Royalist camps as his interests dictate, while King Charles I is on the run from Oliver Cromwell's troops. (83 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
“ Original UK Title: The Scarlet Blade

DVD Distributor: Studio Canal [Region 2] ” - oxhine
 
66.
The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A damaged privateer deserts the Spanish Armada and makes land for repairs near a village on the British coast, terrorizing the local inhabitants. (86 mins.)
Director: Don Sharp
“ DVD Distributor: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment
(Icons of Adventure Collection)

{grouped with "The Stranglers of Bombay", "The Terror of the Tongs" and "The Pirates of Blood River"} ” - oxhine
 
67.
The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Penniless, Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad... (84 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
“ DVD Distributor: Universal Pictures
(The Hammer Horror Series)

{grouped with "The Brides of Dracula", "The Curse of the Werewolf", "Captain Clegg", "The Phantom of the Opera", "Kiss of the Vampire", "Paranoiac" and "Nightmare"} ” - oxhine
 
68.
Nightmare (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother... (83 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
“ DVD Distributor: Universal Pictures
(The Hammer Horror Series)

{grouped with "The Brides of Dracula", "The Curse of the Werewolf", "Captain Clegg", "The Phantom of the Opera", "Kiss of the Vampire", "Paranoiac" and "The Evil of Frankenstein"} ” - oxhine
 
69.
The Gorgon (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In the early 20th century, a Gorgon takes human form and terrorizes a small European village by turning its citizens to stone. (83 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ DVD Distributor: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment
(Icons of Horror Collection: Hammer Films)

{grouped with "The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll", "Taste of Fear" and "The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb"} ” - oxhine
 
70.
The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
When European Egyptologists Dubois, Giles and Bray discover the tomb of the Egyptian prince Ra, American... (78 mins.)
“ DVD Distributor: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment
(Icons of Horror Collection: Hammer Films)

{grouped with "The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll", "Taste of Fear" and "The Gorgon"} ” - oxhine
 
71.
The Secret of Blood Island (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Malaya, September 1944: Many British soldiers have been captured by the Japanese, when they were cut off from their troops... (84 mins.)
“ DVD Distributor: Collector's DVD-R ” - oxhine
 
72.
Die! Die! My Darling! (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young woman is terrorized by her deceased fiancé's demented mother who blames her for her son's death. (97 mins.)
“ Original UK Title: Fanatic

DVD Distributor: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment ” - oxhine
 
73.
She (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An Edwardian archaeologist and two companions stumble upon a lost city in East Africa, run by a beautiful queen whose love holds the promise of immortality. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Day
“ DVD Distributor: Warner Archive ” - oxhine
 
74.
Hysteria (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An American wakes up in an English hospital unable to remember anything of his life before a recent car accident... (85 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
“ DVD Distributor: Warner Archive ” - oxhine
 
75.
The Brigand of Kandahar (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The British army fights off rampaging locals in 1850s India. (81 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
“ DVD Distributor: Studio Canal [Region 2] ” - oxhine
 
76.
The Nanny (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
There's just something not quite right when Bette Davis stars as an English nanny. And is her 10-year-old charge an emotionally disturbed murderer or just an insolent brat? (91 mins.)
Director: Seth Holt
“ DVD Distributor: 20th Century Fox Home Video
(Cinema Classics Collection) ” - oxhine
 
77.
Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Dracula is resurrected, preying on four unsuspecting visitors to his castle. (90 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ DVD Distributor: Anchor Bay
(The Hammer Collection: Double Feature)

{paired with "The Satanic Rites of Dracula"} ” - oxhine
 
78.
The Plague of the Zombies (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Young workers are dying because of a mysterious epidemic in a little village in Cornwall. Doctor Thompson... (91 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
“ DVD Distributor: Anchor Bay ” - oxhine
 
79.
Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The movie chronicles the events of history's "man of mystery," Rasputin. Although not quite historically... (91 mins.)
Director: Don Sharp
“ DVD Distributor: Anchor Bay
(The Hammer Collection: Double Feature)

{paired with "The Devil Rides Out"} ” - oxhine
 
80.
The Reptile (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In a Cornish village, various locals die from mysterious snake bites, but the coroner rules the deaths as heart attacks, until a family of newcomers starts an investigation. (91 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
“ DVD Distributor: Anchor Bay ” - oxhine
 
81.
The Witches (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Following a horrifying experience with the occult in Africa, a schoolteacher moves to a small English village, only to discover that black magic resides there as well. (90 mins.)
Director: Cyril Frankel
“ US Title: The Devil's Own

DVD Distributor: Anchor Bay ” - oxhine
 
82.
One Million Years B.C. (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Prehistoric man Tumak is banished from his savage tribe and meets pretty Loana who belongs to a gentler coastal tribe but he must fight caveman Payto to win her favors. (100 mins.)
Director: Don Chaffey
“ DVD Distributor: Optimum Home Releasing [Region 2]

{uncut British version} ” - oxhine
 
83.
The Viking Queen (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
To honour her father's dying wish, Queen Salina shares the rule of Icena with Justinian, a fair and just Roman... (91 mins.)
Director: Don Chaffey
“ DVD Distributor: Anchor Bay ” - oxhine
 
84.
Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A dead and frozen Baron Frankenstein is re-animated by his colleague Dr. Hertz proving to him that the... (86 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ DVD Distributor: Anchor Bay
(The Hammer Collection: Double Feature)

{paired with "The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires"} ” - oxhine
 
85.
The Mummy's Shroud (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
In 1920 an archaeological expedition discovers the tomb of an ancient Egyptian child prince. Returning home with their discovery... (90 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
“ DVD Distributor: Anchor Bay ” - oxhine
 
86.
A Challenge for Robin Hood (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Robin, a young Norman nobleman, is falsely accused by his cousin of murdering another cousin. His accuser... (96 mins.)
“ DVD Distributor: Optimum Home Releasing [Region 2] ” - oxhine
 
87.
Prehistoric Women (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Jungle guide David Marchand is kidnapped by a tribe of natives who want to sacrifice him to their white rhino god... (95 mins.)
“ Original UK Title: Slave Girls

DVD Distributor: Anchor Bay ” - oxhine
 
88.
Five Million Years to Earth (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A mysterious artifact is unearthed in London, and famous scientist Bernard Quatermass is called into to divine its origins and explain its strange effects on people. (97 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
“ Original UK Title: Quatermass and the Pit

DVD Distributor: Anchor Bay ” - oxhine
 
89.
The Anniversary (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Three sons who work in the family construction business help their overbearing mother celebrate her anniversary to her late husband. (95 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
“ DVD Distributor: Anchor Bay ” - oxhine
 
90.
The Vengeance of She (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A beautiful young European girl, Carol, is taken over by the spirit of mysterious Ayesha, queen of the lost city of Kuma... (101 mins.)
Director: Cliff Owen
“ DVD Distributor: Anchor Bay ” - oxhine
 
91.
The Devil Rides Out (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Devil worshipers plan to convert two new victims. (96 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ US Title: The Devil's Bride

DVD Distributor: Anchor Bay
(The Hammer Collection: Double Feature)

{paired with "Rasputin, the Mad Monk"} ” - oxhine
 
92.
The Lost Continent (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
This film starts out like the Love Boat on acid, as a cast of varied characters, with various issues... (89 mins.)
“ DVD Distributor: Anchor Bay ” - oxhine
 
93.
Journey to the Unknown (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A British anthology series about everyday people finding themselves put into unusual circumstances...many of them supernatural in nature. (60 mins.)
“ DVD Distributor: Collector's DVD-R

{6 discs containing all 17 episodes which are as follows:

The Beckoning Fair One
Do Me a Favor and Kill Me
Eve
Girl of My Dreams
The Indian Spirit Guide
Jane Brown's Body
The Killing Bottle
The Last Visitor
The Madison Equation
Matakitas is Coming
Miss Belle
The New People
One On an Island
Paper Dolls
Poor Butterfly
Somewhere in a Crowd
Stranger in the Family} ” - oxhine
 
94.
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
When Castle Dracula is exorcised by the Monsignor, it accidentally brings the Count back from the dead. Dracula follows the Monsignor back to his hometown, preying on the holy man's beautiful niece and her friends. (92 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
“ DVD Distributor: Warner Home Video
(4 Film Favorites: Draculas)

{grouped with "Horror of Dracula", "Taste the Blood of Dracula" and "Dracula A.D. 1972"} ” - oxhine
 
95.
“ US Title: The Legend of Young Robin Hood

DVD Distributor: Collector's DVD-R ” - oxhine
 
96.
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Baron Frankenstein is once again working with illegal medical experiments. Together with a young doctor... (98 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ DVD Distributor: Warner Home Video ” - oxhine
 
97.
Moon Zero Two (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
A space salvage expert and his partner become involved with a group of criminals intent on hijacking... (100 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
“ DVD Distributor: Warner Home Video
(Sci-Fi Double Feature)

{paired with uncut version of "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth"}
{also, Warner Archive version which includes trailer} ” - oxhine
 
98.
Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Three distinguished English gentlemen accidentally resurrect Count Dracula, killing a disciple of his in process. The Count seeks to avenge his dead servant, by making the trio die in the hands of their own children. (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Sasdy
“ DVD Distributor: Warner Home Video
(4 Film Favorites: Draculas)

{grouped with "Horror of Dracula", "Dracula Has Risen from the Grave" and "Dracula A.D. 1972"} ” - oxhine
 
99.
Crescendo (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Stefanie Powers stars as an American girl who goes to the south of France to do her thesis research on a recently deceased composer. (96 mins.)
Director: Alan Gibson
“ DVD Distributor: Warner Archive ” - oxhine
 
100.
The Vampire Lovers (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Seductive vampire Carmilla Karnstein and her family target the beautiful and the rich in a remote area of late eighteenth-century Gemany. (91 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
“ DVD Distributor: MGM Video
(Midnite Movies)

{paired with "Countess Dracula"} ” - oxhine