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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. »

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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. »

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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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Rescheduled ! – Super-8 Peter Cushing Movie Madness Now February 11th at The Way Out Club

3 February 2014 6:58 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

This happened last month !!!!!

Super-8 Peter Cushing Movie Madness was originally scheduled for February 4th but because of the snowstorm predicted in St. Louis, it’s been pushed back one week. The new date is February 11th

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 is recognized for his work with Hammer Films which began in the late 1950’s. Cushing’s best-known roles outside of Hammer include Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars (1977) and Dr. Who in Dr. Who And The Daleks (1965) and Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 Ad (1966). Peter Cushing truly was The Gentle Man of Horror and Super-8 Peter Cushing Movie Madness will be a great way to celebrate his career.

Super-8 Peter Cushing Movie Madness will take place at The Way Out Club on February 11th beginning at 8pm. Condensed versions »

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Super-8 Peter Cushing Movie Madness February 4th at The Way Out Club in St. Louis

30 January 2014 5:41 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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 is recognized for his work with Hammer Films which began in the late 1950’s. Cushing’s best-known roles outside of Hammer include Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars (1977) and Dr. Who in Dr. Who And The Daleks (1965) and Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 Ad (1966). Peter Cushing truly was The Gentle Man of Horror and Super-8 Peter Cushing Movie Madness will be a great way to celebrate his career.

Super-8 Peter Cushing Movie Madness will take place at The Way Out Club on February 4th beginning at 8pm. Condensed versions (average length: 15 minutes) of these great Peter Cushing films will be screened on a big screen on Super-8 sound film: Dr Who Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 Ad, The Beast Must Die, Star Wars, At The Earth’S Core, »

- Tom Stockman

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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 »

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, Michael Haffner, Sam Moffitt, and Tom Stockman

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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: »

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