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Spend a Night in…– The Old Dark House (1963)

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For a Hammer film, and with a title like this, The Old Dark House is not all that dark.  Perhaps it would have seemed more so if the comedy had been toned […]

Look, For…– These are the Damned (1963)

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Hammer had great success with horror over the course of its existence and when it decided to start mixing in elements of science-fiction, The Quatermass Xperiment being the more prominent one in […]

Like Father, Like Daughter – Hands of the Ripper (1971)

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Hands of the Ripper starts out like a really bad made-for-T.V. movie with some questionable editing that immediately makes you wonder what the makers of this film were thinking.  Not an auspicious […]

Relax, It’s Only a…– Nightmare (1964)

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The Jimmy Sangster-penned Nightmare from Hammer Studios in 1964 sees a young girl driven to madness and murder with the film then delivering a bit of a twist when her tormentors are […]

Come One, Come All to the…– Vampire Circus (1972)

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By 1972, everything that could really be said or done with a vampire had been and most of it by Hammer Studios. So with a lack of innovation and without rewriting the […]

Mind Capsules – Doctor Strange #1 and Nailbiter #16

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Doctor Strange #1 Writer – Jason Aaron Artist – Chris Bachalo, Kevin Knowlan Inkier – Tim Townsend, Al Vey, Mark Irwin Colours – Chris Bachalo Doctor Strange has not had an ongoing […]

Love Will Keep Us Together – The Mummy (1959)

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As Hammer started to expand its horror output, much of what it did mirrored what Universal had done twenty to thirty years previous. Universal had a Frankenstein and a Dracula, so too […]

It Was the One-Armed Man! – Fear in the Night (1972)

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Fear in the Night, a 1972 picture released by Hammer Films, was a psychological horror film that while good as a whole, did nothing to improve the genre and was slightly formulaic […]

Mind Capsules – Starve #5 and The October Faction #9

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Starve #5 Writer – Brian Wood Artist – Danijel Zezelj Colours – Dave Stewart When last we saw Gavin, he was about to take up the second challenge on the latest episode […]

Do You Dare Risk…– The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1964)

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The plot to the first sequel in Hammer’s Mummy series, The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, is nothing we have not seen before. If finds a group of Egyptologists discover a new […]

Beware the…– Demons of the Mind (1972)

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Demons of the Mind, as both a horror film and a Hammer film, is a strange beast.  It is unlike almost anything the studio had released up until this point nor would […]

To Stop the Mummy, You Must Have…– The Mummy’s Shroud (1967)

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Three years after The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, Hammer would release The Mummy’s Shroud, the third entry into their mummy series and it would be a big improvement over the previous […]

Mind Capsules – Uncanny Avengers #1 and The Shadow #3

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Uncanny Avengers #1 Writer – Gerry Duggan Artist – Ryan Stegman Colours – Richard Isanove The third volume of Uncanny Avengers begins with this issue, with new writer Gerry Duggan coming on […]

He Suffers…– The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

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When one has made a werewolf film, it is hard not to be compared to the benchmark that was established with, at least during this point in time, The Wolf Man. Now […]

Mind Capsules – Captain America: Sam Wilson #1 and Harrow County #6

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Captain America: Sam Wilson #1 Writer – Nick Spencer Artist – Daniel Acuna People love Captain America. They always have and they always will, or at least you would assume so. It […]

To Live Another Day – Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (1971)

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After three films behind them, Hammer would release the fourth and final picture dealing with the subject of mummies in 1971 and it would be with a breath of fresh air as […]

Pulptastic! – Horror 3

From Out of India Come…– The Stranglers of Bombay (1959)

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Captain Harry Lewis is a good man.  He is an officer and a gentleman and when he learns of the many men and women that go missing every day in India; he […]

Grounded, Yet Still Sailing – Captain Clegg (1962)

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Peter Cushing stars as a man who goes from pirate to priest to bootlegger in Captain Clegg, an adventure/horror hybrid of a film much unlike anything that Hammer would normally release and […]

Oh to be Young Again – Countess Dracula (1971)

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If there was one thing that Hammer was good at, it was creating a horror movie that would feature bloody murders with beautiful women left and right. One of the most beautiful […]