The Mummy – Terence Fisher (1959)

Having hit gold with their adaptations of Universal classic horrors Frankenstein (Curse of Frankenstein, 1957) and Dracula (Horror of Dracula, 1958), Hammer delved further into the back catalogue of monsters and villains in its 1959 production, The Mummy.  Unlike the previous two adaptations, this one seems relatively similar to its Universal predecessor in tone and feel, making it feel like a necessity for the company … Continue reading The Mummy – Terence Fisher (1959)

Brides of Dracula – Terence Fisher (1960)

One of the most original of Hammer’s Dracula series, Brides of Dracula is easily one of the strongest of the sequels made.  Perhaps the lack of Christopher Lee meant that scriptwriter Jimmy Sangster (along with Peter Bryan and Edward Percy) had to be more innovative in making the vampire villain more of a menace but this has lead to it becoming one of the most … Continue reading Brides of Dracula – Terence Fisher (1960)

A Beginner’s Guide to Hammer Horror.

As mentioned in the vintage horror article, here is a guide to the best of Hammer Horror films.  It’s a name that isn’t as familiar as it should be in film circles, mainly because critical overviews often find the more snobbish of film reviewer calling them too tongue in cheek or camp.  Hammer Horror films are so much more than this though and I hope … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Hammer Horror.