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The Brides of Dracula (1960)

The Brides of Dracula (1960)

Following up on the successful The Horror of Dracula (1958), this Hammer horror film elects to pursue Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) while Christopher Lee sits this one out. Therefore we have no “Count” per se, but rather a mysterious and aristocratic family,...
Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

In 1872, Count Dracula (Christopher Lee) and his bedraggled archenemy Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) do deadly battle on a stagecoach – in Hyde Park (I know… I don’t get it, either). After a brief struggle they both showily perish from their wounds. At...
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...
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...