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Any "Hammer Horror" Fans?
Topic by: ScottWeinberg
Posted: April 8, 2008 - 2:13 AM PDT
Last Reply: April 13, 2008 - 6:29 PM PDT

author topic: Any "Hammer Horror" Fans?
ScottWeinberg
post #1  on April 8, 2008 - 2:13 AM PDT  
Check out my latest Xperiment. ;)

http://adventuresinmoviewatching.blogspot.com/
weezy
post #2  on April 8, 2008 - 12:36 PM PDT  
Love that tag line!
hamano
post #3  on April 8, 2008 - 8:01 PM PDT  
Why can't links just link around here?

> On April 8, 2008 - 2:13 AM PDT ScottWeinberg wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Check out my latest Xperiment. ;)

Here's my favorite Hammer Horror!
Cinenaut
post #4  on April 9, 2008 - 8:34 AM PDT  
I was going to post that, but her choreography always makes me cringe.

Here's a version that's even more on topic: The Girls of Hammer Horror.
underdog
post #5  on April 9, 2008 - 9:56 AM PDT  
Don't forget our fun little intro to these films, the Hammer Horror Primer!

Scott, feel free to add that to your blog entry. ;-)

Good times. I've only seen a few Hammer films, and loved them each, so I want to dig into more of them myself. It's especially revelatory for those of us who grew up only knowing Peter Cushing vaguely as a bad guy in Star Wars. And of course for anyone who only knows Christopher Lee as a bad guy in Lord of the Rings, now's your chance to catch up on all the horror-ific goodness Lee did long before.
Vanamonde
post #6  on April 9, 2008 - 11:48 PM PDT  
Quite honestly, since "The Thing", "Alien", and "Hellraiser" other works that have raised the bar for horror like John Carpenter, Ridley Scott, and Clive Barker, I rarely have time for the old medicore stuff. I realize there contribution and I have seen some but time is short.

Just my vote - enjoy yourselves!
underdog
post #7  on April 10, 2008 - 12:53 PM PDT  
> On April 9, 2008 - 11:48 PM PDT Vanamonde wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Quite honestly, since "The Thing", "Alien", and "Hellraiser" other works that have raised the bar for horror like John Carpenter, Ridley Scott, and Clive Barker, I rarely have time for the old medicore stuff. I realize there contribution and I have seen some but time is short.
>
> Just my vote - enjoy yourselves!

That's the thing, though, while I know what you mean, I think some of the Hammer stuff still holds up surprisingly well. And, yes, some of it is quite dated and cheesy now, too, sure. But the best of Hammer holds up in my opinion and influenced so many horror filmmakers to come. And a lot of other young horror filmmakers today could stand to watch a few of these works.


Vanamonde
post #8  on April 11, 2008 - 4:11 AM PDT  
Which ones are your favorite, underdog? That may mean they need a fresh look.
underdog
post #9  on April 11, 2008 - 12:22 PM PDT  
Check out The Devil Rides Out, a great Victorian thriller, Satanism, Christopher Lee, it's a blast. Hound of the Baskervilles may be my favorite Hammer and favorite Sherlock Holmes adaptation. Curse of Frankenstein is great fun, too. Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing!

That's a start anyway.

Oh! And Quartermass and the Pit, definitely. Best of their "Quartermass" films.

What say you, Scott?
ScottWeinberg
post #10  on April 13, 2008 - 6:29 PM PDT  
Looks like I'm already starting a bit out of order. (YOU trying renting stuff "in order" from Netflix, BB and Greencine at the same time! Ha.) So far I've only watched X: THE UNKNOWN and THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN, both of which were precisely as stagy and charmingly dry as I'd expected. Tonight I'll have to watch the second vampire flick (Brides of Dracula?) and Hammer's one werewolf movie before I get Dracula 1 and 3 tomorrow. And hopefully BB will deliver my damn Frankensteins already.

Oh crap I shoulda just bought the two box sets (one from WB, one from Uni) and done this the right way.

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