The Prowler (1951)

The Prowler (1951)

The Prowler is a psychological drama with noir and stage influences, set in just a handful of rooms over the period of a few months. The opening third of the work feels almost Hitchcockian; the viewer vaguely senses things are not all they seem, but we’re not...
The Abominable Snowman (1957)

The Abominable Snowman (1957)

Peter Cushing and Forrest Tucker join forces in this early Hammer horror film based on one of Nigel Kneale’s television dramas, “BBC Sunday-Night Theatre: The Creature” from 1955. The result is a well-paced, eery little horror adventure with...
A Man Alone (1955)

A Man Alone (1955)

OK, OK. I am a sucker for the Western genre, as little as I’ve (so far) written about it on my fledgling site, here. The formula is just too good. Take a hardened man out in the lawless West, kick up some dust with a shoot-out or two, then give him a reason to...
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

The first colorized version of a Sherlock Holmes story, The Hound of the Baskervilles from 1959 could only loosely be described as “Hammer horror” due to their trademark bits of scare, gore, and other unpleasantness (including a planned gang-rape in the...
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

The first colorized version of the Frankenstein story (well… something based off the Frankenstein story anyway), Hammer’s The Curse of Frankenstein from 1957 helped get the studio on an impressive footing for horror films. Few viewers then or now...