Archive for the "Hammer Films" Category

Titleles of Interest: The Curse of Frankenstein

The Curse of Frankenstein by Marcus K. Harmes (Columbia University Press, June 2015) Critics abhorred it, audiences loved it, and Hammer executives where thrilled with the box office returns: The Curse of Frankenstein was big business. The 1957 film is the first to bring together in a horror movie the 'unholy two', Christopher Lee and […]

Peter Cushing Centennial Blogathon: Cushing's Van Helsing as Ultimate Monster Hunter from a Previous Age

I am privileged to be a part of the Peter Cushing Centennial Blogathon spearheaded by Pierre Fournier at his wonderful blog Frankensteinia. Be sure to visit the blog to see the other posts in this blogathon. Peter Cushing has been one of my favorite horror actors for many years, and out of the many iconic […]

Peter Cushing Centennial Blogathon: May 25-31, 2013

I am proud to announce my participation in the Peter Cushing Centennial Blogathon to be held May 25-31 of this year. I will post my contribution here, of course, and those of other contributors will all be listed at the Frankensteinia blog that is orchestrating this fine effort. For my part, I will explore Cushing's […]

Japanese Footage and Restored Ending to "Horror of Dracula"

For a while now we have heard of the lost footage from Hammer's Dracula (U.K.)/Horror of Dracula (U.S.) that was found in Japan, and that a few seconds of this footage was incorporated into the ending in the restored Blu-ray of the film released in the UK. This footage has surfaced on YouTube and it […]

Wayne Kinsey on Hammer Films: The Unsung Heroes

The horror of Hammer has been extremely influential in my life, starting as a child and later as a teenager as I watched the Technicolor blood drip on screen as the stories of monsters like Frankenstein's creature, Dracula, and the mummy played out in front of me on the television screen. In fact, it was […]

The Art of Hammer: Horror, Beauty, and a Vanishing Art Form

In the contemporary period films are marketed through the various media that intertwines with our lives on a daily basis. We watch trailers for forthcoming films in the theater, they are shown on television, and the Internet plays a major part in promoting films through websites and various social media. But before most of these […]

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