Monday, October 29, 2012

Hammer Horror!



I caught this one night on the local PBS station's "One Star Theater". I think it was about high fructose corn syrup or something.

What I didn't know was it was the first movie made by the reborn Hammer Studios: Hammer Horror. What they made afterwards was history.

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BOYEAH! Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee! Oh, that's where it's AT!

But seriously, this was the start of a wonderful partnership that lasted many years. They worked together and were great friends and I don't know if we'll ever have something like that again.



I'm insanely happy that the BFI has gone to the trouble to restore this classic. It's a truly defining film with a pair of defining performances.

So help me, Christopher Lee.



Dude! They cut out his TONGUE. That's awful.

There were many sequels to the Frankenstien, Dracula, and Mymmy films, but Hammer did other horror films as well.



Well, yeah, OK. A werewolf is kinda predictable.



Well, not as predictable, but we've seen this story before. What up?



Ugh! SEEN IT. Several times, as a matter of fact. Dangit! Didn't Hammer Horror do anything original?



Aaaaaaaand.......we're back where we started.

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