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80 Years Of Hammer: Let Me In

80 Years Of Hammer goes modern with a new Hammer company that had risen from the grave as Tim Wickens looks at Let Me In (2010), a remake of the Swedish film Let The Right One In (2008) starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloë Grace Moretz. Carreras/Hinds controlled, gory gothic glory Hammer ended with The Lady [...]

The Viking Queen

80 Years Of Hammer: The Viking Queen (1967)

80 Years Of Hammer continues with Jonathon Dabell looking at The Viking Queen starring Donald Houston, Don Murray and Carita. Hammer made many fine movies… they also made some pretty average movies and, from time to time, some downright terrible ones too: The Viking Queen falls into the category of the downright terrible. It’s evident that [...]

Dr Who and The Daleks

Gather Round The Tele: Dr. Who And The Daleks (1965)

Tim Wickens takes a trip through time and space in the TARDIS as Gather Round The Tele focuses on Dr. Who And The Daleks (1965). (It was fun to write that sentence… if only it could happen). I have been a Doctor Who fan since the late 70’s when I first heard the other worldly sounds [...]

manbait

80 Years Of Hammer: Man Bait (1952)

80 Years Of Hammer continues with Dawn Dabell looking at Man Bait starring George Brent, Marguerite Chapman and Diana Dors. Hammer are most famous for their horror films, especially their Gothic melodramas. Prior to the success of the Dracula and Frankenstein cycles, the studio dabbled in other genres: swashbucklers, war films, sci-fi’s, comedies and even [...]

Breakheart Pass

Shootin’ Westerns: Breakheart Pass (1975)

Shootin’ Westerns continues with Jonathon Dabell looking at Breakheart Pass starring Charles Bronson, Richard Crenna and Jill Ireland. It was an unexpected step when Alistair MacLean – author of war novels and action thrillers including the likes of Where Eagles Dare, The Guns Of Navarone and Bear Island – opted to write a western. Breakheart [...]

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80 Years Of Hammer: Let Me In

80 Years Of Hammer goes modern with a new Hammer company that had risen from the grave as Tim Wickens looks at Let Me In (2010), a remake of the Swedish film Let The Right One In (2008) starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloë Grace Moretz. Carreras/Hinds controlled, gory gothic glory Hammer ended with The Lady [...]

The Viking Queen

80 Years Of Hammer: The Viking Queen (1967)

80 Years Of Hammer continues with Jonathon Dabell looking at The Viking Queen starring Donald Houston, Don Murray and Carita. Hammer made many fine movies… they also made some pretty average movies and, from time to time, some downright terrible ones too: The Viking Queen falls into the category of the downright terrible. It’s evident that [...]