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20 Jun 2011, 3:54pm
Another good offering from Hammer which seems to fly under the radar. Fine perfromance by Diffring as the desparate doctor who is willing to commit the ultimate atrocity to prolong his own life.
Related to: The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)
20 Jun 2011, 3:45pm
One of the best versions of Hound of the Baskervilles I've ever seen. Peter Cushing is brilliant as Holmes and Andre Morell provides solid support as Watson. Christopher Lee also turns in a great performance as the epynomous Lord Baskerville. Fisher imbues the proceedings with gothic flair complemented by the great set design. One of Hammer's best.
Related to: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
20 Jun 2011, 3:35pm
Peter Cushing returns in the first of many sequels for the Frankenstein series. This one picks up directly from the first, explaining how the Baron was able to escape the guillotine. It's straight into it from there as Frankenstein is eager to pick up where he left off. Peter Cushing puts in a stellar performance once again. Terence Fisher's sharp direction once again augments another fine script from Sangster.
Related to: The Revenge Of Frankenstein (1958)
19 Jun 2011, 4:05pm
Part of the Icons Of Suspense set which I purchased recently. I actually had never heard of this one and didn't know quite what to expect. As it turns out this one's a bit of a hidden gem. Peter Van Eyck puts in a fantastic performance & the twist at the end is truly shocking and unexpected. All in all an under-rated movie.
Related to: The Snorkel (1958)
19 Jun 2011, 4:01pm
Following on from the success of Curse Of Frankenstein, Hammer tackle the lord of the Undead next. Lee is an inspired choice as Dracula bringing an air of menacing sensuality to the role. Cushing is the perfect foil as Van Helsing. The off screen duo of Fisher and Sangster once again combine to create another gothic masterpiece. The sets are great (particularly Dracula's castle) & Bernard's wonderfully gothic score add's to the atmosphere. Once again everything just clicks here. An absolute classic!
Related to: Dracula (1958)
19 Jun 2011, 3:51pm
I recently purchased this one on dvd and was quite Pleasantly surprised. Diffring was very good (it was great to finally see a German actor in the roll) and the supporting cast were solid. It's a pity it was never picked up, it could have made for a great series.
Related to: Tales Of Frankenstein (1957)
19 Jun 2011, 3:48pm
I didn't feel this one was quite up to par with the 1st two, but still very enjoyable nonetheless.
Related to: Quatermass 2 (1957)
19 Jun 2011, 3:46pm
The film that put Hammer on the map. A cracking script by Jimmy Sangster & great perfomances by Cushing & Lee. Christopher Lee manages to convey the monster in a somewhat sympathetic light. One of the first Hammers I ever saw as a young child & it instilled a love of the Hammer movies that still goes on today.
Related to: The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957)
19 Jun 2011, 3:41pm
An interesting script by Nigel Kneal and a great performance by Peter Cushing. Guest opts to not let the creatures be seen outright which leaves much to the imagination which turns out to be an inspired touch.
Related to: The Abominable Snowman (1957)
19 Jun 2011, 3:36pm
A Quatermass movie in all but name. I actually this one was slightly better than Xperiment due to the great script by Jimmy Sangster.
Related to: X The Unknown (1956)
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