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13 items from 2014


Daniel Radcliffe Talks 'Victor Frankenstein' Story and Monster

28 October 2014 10:18 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When 20th Century Fox released the official synopsis for Victor Frankenstein back in June, it became clear that this was not your typical Frankenstein movie, since it is told from the perspective of Igor (Daniel Radcliffe), the troubled assistant to the title character (James McAvoy). While promoting Horns, Daniel Radcliffe offered new details about director Paul McGuigan's film, which he describes as a "fun adventure movie" and offers new details about Victor and Igor's relationship.

"I think our Frankenstein is a really kind of rip-roaring, fun adventure movie version of Frankenstein. I would really struggle to class it as horror. I think there are horror elements to it and nods to previous versions of Frankenstein, but it's much more a film about - the thing that I hope will make it stand out is the relationship between James' character and I. Victor and Igor are two people who come »

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Daniel Radcliffe Calls Victor Frankenstein A “Rip-Roaring, Fun Adventure Movie;” Will Not Create Monster Until Film’s End

28 October 2014 7:41 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While Daniel Radcliffe continues to shed his Harry Potter stardom this month by starring in the grisly horror comedy Horns, the actor has already turned his attention to another upcoming project, in which he takes on one of his most against-type roles to date. In 20th Century Fox’s Victor Frankenstein, Radcliffe will put a new spin on the hunchbacked Igor, assistant and friend to the brilliant and destructive medical student Victor von Frankenstein (James McAvoy).

That a household name like Radcliffe is taking on the part of Igor, traditionally a supporting player in adaptations of Mary Shelley’s horror classic, marks one of many ways in which Victor Frankenstein will set itself apart from the crowd. When asked during an interview for Horns how his Frankenstein would sidestep comparisons to other works, Radcliffe explained that, in addition to there being “a lot of action:”

“I think our Frankenstein is a really kind of rip-roaring, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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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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Happy Birthday Peter Cushing!

26 May 2014 11:35 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Very few actors had the kind of impact that Peter Cushing had on genre cinema. With a career that spanned nearly five decades, Peter Cushing had the chance to play Van Helsing, Victor Frankenstein, Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes and dozens of other memorable characters, including Star Wars‘ Grand Moff Tarkin. Today would have been Peter Cushing’s 101st birthday and I thought it would be a great opportunity to highlight a number of his films, especially some of his lesser-known films, for new horror fans who may just be getting into Hammer films and other cult classics.

Born on May 26th, 1913 in Surrey, England, Peter Cushing would take on his first movie role in 1939′s The Man in the Iron Mask. His big splash in horror movies, and a long-time friendship with Christopher Lee, started with 1957′s The Curse of Frankenstein and continued for nearly forty years. While his role »

- Jonathan James

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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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How Hammer Got Its Scare Back

8 April 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It has been dismissed over the years as cheesy, cheap and laughable but, as has been the case on many occasions, Hammer Films have had the last laugh. They boast a back-catalogue that is to horror movies what The Rolling Stones’ discography is to rock music. Fifty-nine years after the release of their first horror movie proper (The Quatermass Xperiment), Hammer’s films have survived scrutiny and re-evaluation and have now attained National Treasure status. Moreover, in terms of sheer importance, the Hammer films were some of the most influential of the past half-century. The ripple-effect of their imitators cashing in on their success would beget the careers of some of the biggest names in Hollywood today.

And yet since 1984 Hammer has been a dormant entity, existing only in the memory: a pile of ashes, a cape and a signet ring waiting to be reanimated by the crimson, jugular discharge of some poor, »

- Cai Ross

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Doctor Who: the film careers of Patrick Troughton & Tom Baker

8 April 2014 3:08 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Alex Westthorp 9 Apr 2014 - 07:00

In the next part of his series, Alex talks us through the film careers of the second and fourth Doctors, Patrick Troughton and Tom Baker...

Read Alex's retrospective on the film careers of William Hartnell and Jon Pertwee, here.

Like their fellow Time Lord actors, William Hartnell and Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton and Tom Baker also shared certain genres of film. Both appeared, before and after their time as the Doctor, in horror movies and both worked on Ray Harryhausen Sinbad films.

Patrick George Troughton was born in Mill Hill, London on March 25th 1920. He made his film debut aged 28 in the 1948 B-Movie The Escape. Troughton's was a very minor role. Among the better known cast was William Hartnell, though even Hartnell's role was small and the two didn't share any scenes together. From the late Forties, Troughton found more success on the small screen, »

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Speak Up and Let Warner Bros. Know You Want to See Classic Hammer Horror Titles on Blu-ray

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

It's not often we get to shout out and let our voices be heard, but Diabolique Magazine and DVD Drive-in have started a petition to help us do just that. If you're a fan of classic Hammer Horror films and want to see them on Blu-ray, read on. Your signature is desired.

Diabolique Magazine and DVD Drive-in have created a petition to help prove to Warner Bros. that there is indeed a demand for Hammer Horror titles on Blu-ray, and the group has confirmation that the page is currently being watched by WB so they want to deliver an impressive amount of digital John Hancocks.

If you'd like to help out, simply follow this link to the Diabolique website petition page and sign on the dotted line. In addition to the petition, there's tons of information as to why the group feels so strongly about the Hammer films and some »

- Scott Hallam

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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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Frankenstein Created Woman - Exclusive Lobby Card and Screening Info

3 January 2014 9:15 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, and right now we have an exclusive lobby card for the flick for you cats to gander at along with some screening info!

The screening is January 11, 2014, at the Jumpcut Cafe (13203 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA). This is a free event, and we’ll be there giving away tons of goodies including prizes and much, much more.

For additional information check out the Facebook event page here.

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 »

- Uncle Creepy

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