Twins of Evil

As I see it there are three primary components of most Hammer Studios horror films: creepy atmosphere, a scary monster, and a few gorgeous women. Add Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing or both to the mix and you’ve got a movie! As Hammer’s movies started to enter the 70’s they, like the rest of the movie... Continue Reading →

Hands of the Ripper

Britain’s Hammer Studios may have been known for their films featuring the classic movie monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, and others. But for today’s film, they took their inspiration from a real life monster...Jack the Ripper. Apparently that killer instinct is passed down in the Ripper family, as evidenced by 1971’s “Hands of the... Continue Reading →

Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb

I’ve never exactly been sure how mummies made it into the pantheon of great movie monsters. They stumble around in their dirty bandages and all, but they just don’t seem as scary as some of the others. Today’s movie is 1971’s “Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb,” but it doesn’t feature the sort of mummy we’re... Continue Reading →

The Vampire Lovers

Throughout the 1950’s and 60’s, Britain’s Hammer Studios were hitting it big with their string of horror films.  These films often featured gothic settings and many of the same classic monsters that Universal had made famous in the 30’s...Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Mummy among them.  But Hammer’s versions were in color and always were a... Continue Reading →

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