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‘The Curse of The Werewolf’ nails the FX, misses on content

16 October 2014 7:45 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Curse of the Werewolf

Directed by Terence Fisher

Written by Anthony Hinds

UK, 1961

The original Universal Studios Wolf Man left an indelible mark on film history, particularly in it’s painstakingly specific make-up transformation that turned Lon Chaney, Jr.’s Larry Talbot into the title character. That effect has hung over every werewolf feature since, with films trying to compete with makeup maestro Jack Pierce’s legendary design. 20 years after the first Wolf Man film, Hammer Horror took a stab at the monster, utilizing a script based on A Werewolf in Paris and a barrel-chested Oliver Reed in his first film role.

By the time Hammer got around to making their werewolf film they’d already found success with multiple Peter Cushing/Christopher Lee vehicles such as The Mummy, Dracula and Frankenstein, all of which displayed exciting makeup effects, and they continued the trend early on in The Curse of the Werewolf. »

- Jae K. Renfrow

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From Vampires to Cave Girls: The History of Hammer Films

13 October 2014 9:01 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

That a little studio located in the English countryside consistently put out high quality films on a very limited budget is one of the great stories in filmmaking history. Hammer Films was the most successful independent film company ever, producing comedy, drama, mysteries, and war movies before finding their niche in horror. Hammer became a name synonymous with horror, a name that still means something today.

They took their horror stories from English literature set in Europe in the 19th century and their carefully designed and constructed sets created an atmosphere that made the time and place as much a part of the film as the story. After securing remake rights from Universal for their catalog of classics from the 1930s and 1940s, Hammer became the leading producer of horror films. Hammer’s philosophy was straightforward: always be entertaining, have plenty of sex appeal, and lots of violence and blood. »

- Gregory Small

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Hammer Horror Thursdays: ‘The Gorgon’ a memorable and unique member of the Hammer canon

9 October 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Gorgon

Written by John Gilling

Directed by Terence Fisher

UK, 1964

In the 1950’s, at the birth of the atom age, the content of horror films shifted from the supernatural horrors like Dracula and the Wolf Man, to science-based atrocities. Frankenstein’s monster, which was a patchwork of body parts given life by the mysterious power of lightning, became the Colossus of New York, a giant robot with the brain of a brilliant scientist who goes mad. The gypsy curse that turned Lon Chaney Jr.’s Larry Talbot into a Wolf Man becomes a medical experiment that transforms Michael Landon’s Tony Rivers into a Teenaged Werewolf. The monsters were no longer mythological creatures but scientifically created horrors to reflect the place science had taken in our lives.

When Hammer Horror came into prominence at the end of the 50’s and early 60’s it did so because of its penchant for gore and sexuality. »

- Jae K. Renfrow

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Ten Best: Unforgettable Dracula Performances

1 October 2014 6:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Horror cinema has a long tradition of creating iconic characters and none more so than those borne in the early days of the genre: characters such as Frankenstein’s monster, the Mummy, the Creature from the Black Lagoon and, of course, Dracula – the king of horror. A character who, despite his many cinematic deaths, always returns to the silver screen for one more bite of flesh… As he does this week in Dracula Untold, which features Luke Evans as the evil Vlad Tepes.

With that in mind we thought we’d rundown the ten best unforgettable Dracula performances in cinema. Check them out below and let us know in the comments if you agree or disagree!

Christopher LeeDracula (1958)

Dracula (1958) is the first in the series of Hammer Horror films. Directed by Terence Fisher, Dracula (1958) stars Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Melissa Stribling, Carol Marsh and Michael Gough. Retitled Horror of Dracula »

- Phil Wheat

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A Nite to Dismember NYC Halloween Movie Marathon Includes Evil Dead 2 & The Bride of Frankenstein

5 September 2014 8:37 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After handing out candy, scaring trick or treaters, or camping out on your couch with a big bowl of candy corn, New York City area horror hounds can continue their Halloween celebrations by heading to Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema for the second annual A Nite to Dismember scary movie marathon that begins at the witching hour and will feature sequels of the direct and indirect variety.

The event runs from midnight to noon on November 1st and will include costume contents, drink specials, trivia, a free breakfast, and more, all in addition to the screenings of the following five horror films:

Evil Dead II The Bride of Frankenstein Friday the 13th Part 2 Dracula: Prince of Darkness The Return of the Living Dead

Tickets can be purchased for $50.00 apiece at:

http://www.nitehawkcinema.com/movie/a-nite-to-dismember-2014/

“Rating: R

Run Time: 432 minutes

Director: Sam Raimi, James Whale, Steve Miner, Terrence Fisher, »

- Derek Anderson

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What If Hammer Made Godzilla?

27 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Even though Godzilla saw a 67% drop off at the box office this weekend with X-Men: Days of Future Past dethroning the big guy, the flick is still incredibly popular. It has raked in $156.8 million domestically thus far and is on pace to finish between $205 and $225 million. But what would those numbers be like if Hammer had made an installment in the franchise?

YouTuber Sanjid Parvez wondered the same thing...

"Have you ever wondered... What if Hammer somehow bought the rights from Toho and launched a Godzilla franchise back in 60s??

Here I present you my fan made mashup & fake movie trailer for Hammer's Godzilla Must Be Destroyed!"

Background Score: Hammer Films Soundtrack

Clips used from the following original movies:

Gojira (1954), Quatermass and the Pit (1967), Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) Island of Terror (1966) A Non-Hammer Britt film, directed by Terence Fisher

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- Steve Barton

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Vintage Hammer Clip Cries Out For Your Attention

1 May 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

To celebrate the brand new 2-disc DVD and single-disc Blu-ray (for the first time ever in the UK) release of Hammer's classic Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell, Icon Home Entertainment have released a clip to whet your appetite.

Hear the monster's anguished wails right here!

Synopsis:

Convicted of bodysnatching and using the body parts of his ill-gotten cadavers for research, Dr. Simon Helder is sentenced to five years in an insane asylum. On arrival, he recognises the penitentiary’s resident surgeon as none other than the infamous Baron Victor Frankenstein, who has been hiding out there and continuing his research into the reanimation of corpses under the pseudonym of Dr. Carl Victor. Recognising Helder’s surgical skills, Frankenstein enlists the young doctor as his assistant under the pretext of their tending to the medical needs of their fellow inmates. But the reality of the situation is far more sinister. »

- Gareth Jones

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‘Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell’ Blu-ray Review

24 April 2014 12:20 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Peter Cushing, Shane Briant, Madeline Smith, David Prowse, John Stratton, Michael Ward, Elsie Wagstaff, Patrick Troughton, Philip Voss, Bernard Lee | Written by Anthony Hinds | Directed by Terence Fisher

I often pride myself on the fact that I grew up on Hammer films and many of my favourite moments have come from actors such as Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.  As I watched most of the movies for the first time as a child there were some that never really connected me that much, one of them being Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell.  As I’ve grown older though and more mature I’ve discovered that the movies I felt were the weakest of Hammer’s collection of horrors are often their strongest.  Now that Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell is making its way to Blu-ray, this is my chance to revisit it and give it a second chance. »

- Paul Metcalf

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Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell DVD Review

23 April 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Terence Fisher

Starring: Peter Cushing, Shane Briant, Madeline Smith, David Prowse.

Rating: 15

Extras: Taking Over The Asylum: The Making Of Frankenstein and The Monster From Hell, Charming Evil: Terence Fisher at Hammer, Audio Commentary, Animated Stills Gallery.

Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell caused a bit of a stir when it was first released…mainly because it was seen as such a disappointment. But in reality, this film makes you remember just why Hammer produced some of the greatest Horror movies.

In the last of Hammer’s Frankenstein series, this film deals with Baron Von Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) hiding out in an insane asylum so he can continue working on his infamous experiments. He meets Dr Helder (Shane Briant), who was sentenced for the same crime as Frankenstein, and the pair join forces.

Terrence Fisher holds back nothing; brains are on display for everybody to see and the crudeness »

- Lucy Cave

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Giveaway – Win Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell on Blu-ray

20 April 2014 1:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of the Hammer classic ‘Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell’ – coming to 2-disc DVD & single-disc Blu-ray for the first ever time in the UK on 28th April 2014 – we have a copy to giveaway to one lucky horror fan!

The final feature film directed by the legendary Terence Fisher, ‘Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell’ is a perfect, unusually gory and beautifully gothic swan song for Hammer’s incarnation of Mary Shelley’s two accursed creations.

Featuring yet another standout performance by the brilliant Peter Cushing as the mad baron, ‘Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell’ is also notable for the pre-Star Wars pairing of the actors who would four years later reunite to play two of the most iconic villains in the cinematic galaxy – Darth Vader (David Prowse) and Grand Moff Tarkin (Cushing); read on for details of how to enter…

The finale to Hammer »

- Gary Collinson

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Win ‘Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell’ On Blu-Ray!

19 April 2014 2:52 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of the Hammer classic ‘Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell’ – coming to 2-disc DVD & single-disc Blu-ray for the first ever time in the UK on 28th April 2014 – we have a copy to giveaway to one lucky horror fan!

The final feature film directed by the legendary Terence Fisher, ‘Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell’ is a perfect, unusually gory and beautifully gothic swan song for Hammer’s incarnation of Mary Shelley’s two accursed creations.

Featuring yet another standout performance by the brilliant Peter Cushing as the mad baron, ‘Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell’ is also notable for the pre-Star Wars pairing of the actors who would four years later reunite to play two of the most iconic villains in the cinematic galaxy – Darth Vader (David Prowse) and Grand Moff Tarkin (Cushing).

Order your copy today on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1iSxZ3L

To win yourself an amazing copy, »

- Dan Bullock

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UK Readers: Win Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell on Blu-ray!

18 April 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

To celebrate the release of the Hammer classic Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell – coming to 2-disc DVD and single-disc Blu-ray for the first time ever in the UK on 28 April – we have a copy to give away to one lucky horror fan!

The final feature film directed by the legendary Terence Fisher, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell is a perfect, unusually gory and beautifully Gothic swan song for Hammer’s incarnation of Mary Shelley’s two accursed creations.

Featuring yet another standout performance by the brilliant Peter Cushing as the mad baron, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell is also notable for the pre-Star Wars pairing of the actors who would four years later reunite to play two of the most iconic villains in the cinematic galaxy – Darth Vader (David Prowse) and Grand Moff Tarkin (Cushing).

To be in with a chance of winning a copy, simply »

- Pestilence

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Competition: Win ‘Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell’

15 April 2014 1:26 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of the Hammer classic Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell - coming to 2-disc DVD & single-disc Blu-ray for the first ever time in the UK on 28th April 2014 – we have a copy to giveaway to one lucky horror fan!

The final feature film directed by the legendary Terence Fisher, Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell is a perfect, unusually gory and beautifully gothic swan song for Hammer’s incarnation of Mary Shelley’s two accursed creations.

Featuring yet another standout performance by the brilliant Peter Cushing as the mad baron, Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell is also notable for the pre-Star Wars pairing of the actors who would four years later reunite to play two of the most iconic villains in the cinematic galaxy – Darth Vader (David Prowse) and Grand Moff Tarkin (Cushing).

Order your copy today on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1iSxZ3L However to win a copy, »

- Phil Wheat

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The Revenge of Frankenstein

6 March 2014 1:27 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Here’s another gem from the Tfh Vault. From September 27, 2007, it’s Joe Dante on The Revenge of Frankenstein.

 

Terence Fisher returns to direct the first (and best?) of six sequels to the groundbreaking Curse of Frankenstein, bringing new complexity and plenty of gallows humor to the character of Baron Frankenstein, the alternately malevolent and admirable protagonist whose grand experiments just never seem to work out.

The post The Revenge of Frankenstein appeared first on Trailers From Hell.

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- TFH Team

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Top Ten Tuesday: Peter Cushing – His Ten Best Movie Roles

28 January 2014 7:44 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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Peter Cushing (1913-1994) was one of the most respected and important actors in the horror and fantasy film genres. To his many fans, the British star was known as ‘The Gentle Man of Horror’ and is recognized for his work with Hammer Films which began in the late 1950’s, but he had numerous memorable roles outside of Hammer. A topnotch actor who was able to deliver superb performances on a consistent basis, Peter Cushing also had range.  He could play both the hero and the villain with ease.

Super-8 Peter Cushing Movie Madness takes place February 4th at The Way Out Club in St. Louis and will be a great way to celebrate the actor’s career. The event is on February 4th beginning at 8pm. Condensed versions (average length: »

- Movie Geeks

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Lobby Cards for Frankenstein Created Woman

24 January 2014 12:22 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After recently bringing Dracula: Prince of Darkness to Blu-ray, Millennium Entertainment will follow it up with the release of a Frankenstein Created Woman Blu-ray on January 28th. Here’s a look at some of the original lobby cards released for the movie:

“To kick-off the upcoming New Year, Millennium Entertainment is pleased to reveal their plans for a high-definition release of the cult classic 1967 Hammer Film, Frankenstein Created Woman on January 28th. Directed by Terence Fisher and starring horror icon Peter Cushing, Susan Denberg and Thorley Walters, Millennium’s Collector’s Edition of Frankenstein Created Woman marks the first time that Us fans will be able to enjoy the film on Blu-ray here in the States.

Special features for the Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray of Frankenstein Created Woman include a brand new documentary entitled “Hammer Glamour,” an audio commentary featuring Derek Fowlds, Robert Morris and Jonathan Rigby, two World of »

- Jonathan James

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Frankenstein Created Woman and Lobby Cards

24 January 2014 11:34 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The Hammer classic Frankenstein Created Woman is getting set to make its debut on Blu-ray high definition next week, and to celebrate its arrival, we have a set of lobby cards for you to gander at. Check 'em out!

The 1967 cult Hammer film Frankenstein Created Woman will be released by Millennium Entertainment on January 28th.

Starring Peter Cushing, Susan Denberg, and Thorley Walters, the Terence Fisher-directed film will be the first time we horror nuts in the States will be able to enjoy the film on Blu-ray. Included on the Blu-ray will be a multitude of special features, including a brand new documentary called “Hammer Glamour” and the trailer for the film, among others.

In Frankenstein Created Woman, a tormented girl (Susan Denberg) drowns herself after her lover is framed for her father’s murder and guillotined. Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing), experimenting with the transfer of souls, places her »

- Uncle Creepy

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Top 11 Most Vicious Vampires

20 January 2014 1:48 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

They are perhaps the most versatile monster we know. The vampire. Sometimes sexy, sometimes proper, sometimes feral, sometimes classic. The vampire comes in so many different forms.

With the release of Black Water Vampire on DVD and VOD tomorrow, January 21st, we celebrate the Top 11 Most Vicious Vampires.

There are so many to choose from. Vampires have been present in movies and television forever, so picking out the most vicious is no mean feat. We've done our best to narrow it down to the Top 11 but also have our usual honorable mentions to help flesh out the list (pun definitely intended).

We'd like to recognize the infected Alpha male vampire from I Am Legend; that dude was simply badass. In any version of Salem's Lot, be it either of the television mini-series or the book, Kurt Barlow has always been Type 1 brutal. Chris Sarandon's Jerry Dandridge in Fright Night »

- Scott Hallam

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Hammer double features revived for Horror Channel

15 January 2014 3:12 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Horror Channel has announced the return of the Hammer double features.

The season, which runs on Saturday nights from February 1 to 22 at 9pm, promises "vampire vixens, creepy castles, mouldy mummies, satanic sadists and Lee & Cushing on top show".

Hammer recently unveiled the trailer for The Quiet Ones, the studio's follow-up to its successful critical and commercial return with The Woman in Black.

The full schedule is below, complete with synopses from the Horror Channel (Sat 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138).

February 1 9pm - Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

This sequel to the 1958 The Horror of Dracula sees the supposedly dead Count Dracula back in bloody business once his trusty servant Klove entices the English Kents - Charles (Francis Matthews), brother Alan (Charles Tingwell) and their wives Diana (Suzan Farmer) and Helen (Barbara Shelley) - inside his welcoming castle. Directed by Terence Fisher, this is seen as the "quintessential Hammer horror".

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Hammer double features revived for Horror Channel

15 January 2014 3:12 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Horror Channel has announced the return of the Hammer double features.

The season, which runs on Saturday nights from February 1 to 22 at 9pm, promises "vampire vixens, creepy castles, mouldy mummies, satanic sadists and Lee & Cushing on top show".

Hammer recently unveiled the trailer for The Quiet Ones, the studio's follow-up to its successful critical and commercial return with The Woman in Black.

The full schedule is below, complete with synopses from the Horror Channel (Sat 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138).

February 1 9pm - Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

This sequel to the 1958 The Horror of Dracula sees the supposedly dead Count Dracula back in bloody business once his trusty servant Klove entices the English Kents - Charles (Francis Matthews), brother Alan (Charles Tingwell) and their wives Diana (Suzan Farmer) and Helen (Barbara Shelley) - inside his welcoming castle. Directed by Terence Fisher, this is seen as the "quintessential Hammer horror".

February 1 10.45pm - »

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