This week's 8track musical offering is titled "Music of the Night" and includes music from some of my favorite Hammer vampire films such as The Brides of Dracula (1960), Twins of Evil (1971), Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter (1974), The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires (1974) and Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972). Enjoy! Track Listing: James … Continue reading Music of the Night
The House of Hammer (also known as Hammer's Halls of Horror) was a British film and comic magazine published between 1976 and 1978. The following pages are from issue #10, which featured a wonderful cover painted by artist Brian Lewis depicting Oliver Reed in Terence Fisher's Curse of the Werewolf (1961). The following sample pages … Continue reading Comic Book of the Week: Curse of the Werewolf
Every year I try to compile a list of my favorite new DVD releases. These lists tend to focus on films from the ’60s and ’70s since they’re my favorite film eras. This year I decided to expand my view a little and disregard limitations so I could share a varied list of all my … Continue reading FAVORITE DVD RELEASES OF 2010
Xmas card illustrated by SHAG that I sent to friends & family in 2002 One of my favorite monsters is the elusive and mysterious Yeti or Abominable Snowman and during the winter months I always start thinking about my favorite Yeti movies. I decided to compile a brief list of viewing suggestions for Movie Morlock … Continue reading Yeti Holiday Fun
I recently rediscovered some old film posters that I had in storage for over 15 years and one of them was for the Hammer film, Frankenstein Created Woman (1967). I love Hammer's Frankenstein movies and Frankenstein Created Woman is one of my favorites. The poster was a gift given to me many years ago and … Continue reading From the Archive of Hammer Films
Hammer Glamour girl, Ingrid Pitt has suddenly passed away at age 73 due to heart failure. Her unexpected death took me by surprise and my condolences go out to her friends and family. One of my fondest blogging memories occurred in 2007. After writing up a brief birthday tribute for Ingrid Pitt and receiving a … Continue reading Remembering Ingrid Pitt 1937-2010
Over at the Movie Morlocks we're celebrating TCM's decision to showcase Hammer horror films every Friday night during the month of October with a blogathon. All week long my colleges have been writing about some of their favorite Hammer movies and today I shared some thoughts about the occult thriller The Witches (1966), which features … Continue reading “Nothing can eat your soul!”
Shane Briant in Straight on Til Morning (1972) One of my favorite Hammer horror stars, the wonderful Shane Briant, is celebrating his 64th birthday today. He recently stopped by Cinebeats and left a link to a new youtube film he made where he revisits the character of Peter Clive that he played in Peter Collinson's … Continue reading Happy Birthday Shane Briant!
As a longtime Hammer horror fan I was dismayed to learn that the renowned Bray Studios in the UK is under threat. Bray Studios is one of the only working studios that has survived from the era of classic British cinema. From 1951-1966 Hammer produced all of their films there and in the '70s the … Continue reading Save Bray Studios
Hammer Glamour girl Caroline Munro turned heads in the 1970s appearing in a number of noteworthy horror films including The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971), Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) and Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974) as well as popular genre films such as The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974), At the Earth's Core (1976) and … Continue reading A Little Night Music with Caroline Munro
I didn't get the opportunity to write about all the films and actress I wanted to cover during my previously announced Hammer Glamour Week so I've decided to extend it through the month of December. I'll be posting about other topics as well since there's a a few more things I want to share here … Continue reading Gimme Gimme Glamour!
Ursula Andress in She (1965) My favorite moment in She (1965) occurs about 90 minutes into the movie when Ursula Andress glides by Peter Cushing playing Professor Holy and Bernard Cribbins as his aspiring man servant Job. Cushing declares "By Jove!" at the sight of Ursula and Cribbins turns to his costar and utters the … Continue reading She Who Must Be Obeyed