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For Halloween: Memories Of Fear

Last night, at the tail end of a long and weird day, after all the rest of the folks who live with me were snug in bed, I shut off all the lights in the house, settled into my living room movie-watching chair and fired up a vintage Hammer classic I’d never seen before, The Reptile (1966). Even though it was directed by John Gilling, who helmed one of my favorite Hammer pictures, The Plague of the Zombies (from the same year), my expectations were low—I’d heard from trustworthy sources that it wasn’t a top-drawer offering from my favorite genre-oriented studio. But The Reptile, despite being a bit of a slow burn (as, admittedly, many Hammer pictures are, especially to a generation weaned on visually hyperactive remakes and reboots of established classics), turned out to be a creepy, well-earned scare, and the lead-up to the reveal of
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Turner Classic Movies Is Bringing The Horror In October

(Aotn) Turner Classic Movies is bringing the horror next month. Starting on October 1st the channel will be bringing back movies such as the original Cat People and Dracula. Fan’s of classic movies will surely not want to miss this.

If you have ever wanted to know where the band White Zombie got there name be sure to tune in on Halloween morning at 8:30 Am. The Universal Monster’s are sprinkled throughout this marathon and will hopefully delight old school horror fans.

Complete Schedule Below:

Sunday October 1, 2017

8:00 Pm Dracula (1931) 9:30 Pm Dracula’s Daughter (1936) 11:00 Pm Son Of Dracula (1943)

Monday October 2, 2017

12:30 Am Nosferatu (1922)

Tuesday October 3, 2017

8:00 Pm Frankenstein (1931) 9:30 Pm Bride Of Frankenstein (1935) 11:00 Pm The Mummy (1932)

Wednesday October 4, 2017

12:30 Am The Wolf Man (1941) 2:00 Am Island Of Lost Souls (1933) 3:30 Am The Black Cat (1934) 4:45 Am The Invisible Man (1933)

Sunday October 8, 2017

2:00 Am Night
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Have Yourself A Movie Little Christmas: 2016 Edition

I’m guessing that you, just like most of us, have always had seasonal favorites when it comes to movies that attempt to address and evoke the spirit of Christmas. Like most from my generation, when I was a kid I learned the pleasures of perennial anticipation of Christmastime as interpreted by TV through a series of holiday specials, like How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and even musical variety hours where the likes of Bing Crosby and Andy Williams and Dean Martin et al would sit around sets elaborately designed to represent the ideal Christmas-decorated living room, drinking “wassail” (I’m sure that’s what was in those cups) and crooning classics of the season alongside a dazzling array of guests. (We knew we were moving into a new world of holiday cheer when David Bowie joined Bing Crosby for
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DVD Savant’s Guide to the New Wave of Classic Hammer Blu-rays

Curious about all those Region B Hammer Blu-rays from overseas, the ones requiring a region-free player? As a public service, Savant has solicited an expert opinion (you'll have to take my word for that) of a film restoration/transfer specialist who is also an informed fan of the filmic output of the little horror studio at Bray. I know, real Hammer fans buy first and worry about quality later, but this little guide might be of help to the rest of us budget-conscious collectors.

A 'Guest' article Written by a trusted Savant correspondent.

(Note: I receive plenty of emails asking for advice about the quality of Region B Blu-rays, most of which I don't see. I have access to industry people qualified to compare and judge the discs, but they stay off the record, because their employers forbid them to go online with their opinions. They must sometimes simmer in
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The Oblong Box

Scream favorites Vincent Price and Christopher Lee become tangled in an African curse, grave robbing, a premature burial and a clutch of throat-slashings -- yet the two stars have no real scenes together. Steve Haberman's well-researched and insightful commentary tells the story of Gordon Hessler's first production for the English arm of American-International Pictures, a movie planned to be directed by the mysterious Michael Reeves. The Oblong Box Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1969 / Color /1:85 widescreen / 96 min. / Street Date October 20, 2015 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, Uta Levka, Sally Geeson, Alister Williamson, Peter Arne. Cinematography John Coquillon Original Music Harry Robertson Written by Lawrence Huntington, Christopher Wicking Produced by Gordon Hessler, Louis M. Heyward Directed by Gordon Hessler  

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

I've been doing my best to warm up to the filmic output of producer-director Gordon Hessler. I agree that Hessler's three major A.
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DVD Review – The Haunting of Radcliffe House (2014)

The Haunting of Radcliffe House, 2014.

Directed by Nick Willing.

Starring Olivia Williams, Matthew Modine, Antonia Clarke, Steve Oram, Jonathan Jaynes, Adam Thomas Wright and Rebecca Calder.

Synopsis:

A family move into an old house on the Yorkshire moors and begin to fall under its spell.

Within the first 10 minutes of The Haunting of Radcliffe House (a.k.a. Altar, which is a much less foreboding title) it would take somebody who had lived in a cave all of their life not to notice the three obvious plot points lifted from other (better) horror movies, and if you’ve never seen Hellraiser, The Shining or The Amityville Horror then a) what are you doing with your life and b) you’d be better off watching those than you would this film. That is because The Haunting of Radcliffe House does not have an original thought or idea contained within its paper-thin script or uninspiring direction,
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Horror Channel Strikes Blow With More Hammer Double-Bills!

Voluptuous vampire vixens, undead slaves, cobra-women, grisly murders and creepy aliens. Yes, Hammer heaven continues throughout March as the UK’s number one TV destination for all things horror brings you five more Hammer horror double-bills, which broadcast from Sat March 1st – Sat March 29th from 9.00pm on the Horror Channel!

Sat 1 March @ 21:00 – The Plague Of The Zombies (1966)

Directed by John Gilling, this is Hammer’s sole foray into the Zombie genre and centres on a mad Cornish squire who solves a labour crisis in his tin mines by turning local villagers into voodoo-controlled zombies. Dr. Thompson (Brook Williams) and his daughter Alice (Jacqueline Pearce) soon discover the unpleasant nocturnal habits of the shambling undead slaves, and Sir James Forbes (André Morell) arrives to investigate.

Sat 1 March @ 22:45 – Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter (1974)

Considered one of the last great Hammer films, this swash-buckling vampire yarn, features a master swordsman, a
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London Film Memorabilia Convention Hammer & Horror Film Day- London, 9 November

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Hammer and Horror Film Day!

Saturday November the 9th ( 10am – 5pm )

Central Hall Westminster.

Storey’s Gate, Westminster, London SW1H 9Nh

UK’s longest running film fair and convention.

Now in it’s 40th year!

The Convention presents dealers from all over the UK, Europe, Us ,

Canada and South America.

Specialising in rare original film memorabilia and collectables.

Taking place six times a year these are truly unique events for anyone with an interest in films!

With actors and director’s signings, illustrated talks, retrospectives and film screenings taking place through out the day.

Items covering the history of cinema can be found. From the silents to the present.

From rare items of the 1920’s to new releases and the latest heart throb.

Among the many different field of cinema covered at the show is – Classic Hollywood, horror films, sci-fi, the best of British and European cinema as we as cult tv!
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Dracula: Prince of Darkness Gets a Date Change; New Hammer Facebook Site

Looking forward to Dracula: Prince of Darkness hitting Blu-ray here in the States for the first time? Then get out your calendars because we have a date change to inform you of!

The flick will be releasing on September 17th instead of September 3rd as previously announced. To make up for the bump, you can now check out the official Millennium Films Hammer Blu-ray Facebook Page!

From the Press Release

Millennium Entertainment is pleased to reveal the final artwork and announce details for its upcoming high-definition release of the classic 1966 Hammer film Dracula: Prince of Darkness on September 17th. Directed by Terence Fisher and starring the iconic Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, and Andrew Keir, Millennium's Collector's Edition of Dracula: Prince of Darkness marks the first time that horror fans in the Us will be able to enjoy the film on Blu-ray. Millennium is also planning to release several other Hammer
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Dracula: Prince of Darkness Blu-ray Release Date Change

Millennium Entertainment was set to release a Dracula: Prince of Darkness Blu-ray on September 3rd and we’ve been told that there’s a slight release delay. Instead of September 3rd, the movie will now be released on September 17th. We’ll have more content and a contest before then, so check back soon for the latest details on this upcoming Hammer release.

“Millennium Entertainment is pleased to reveal the final artwork and announce details for their upcoming high-definition release of the classic 1966 Hammer Film, Dracula: Prince of Darkness on [September 17th]. Directed by Terence Fisher and starring the iconic Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley and Andrew Keir, Millennium’s Collector’s Edition of Dracula: Prince of Darkness marks the first time that horror fans in the Us will be able to enjoy the film on Blu-ray. Millennium is also planning to release several other Hammer Films on Blu-ray later this year including Quartermass and the Pit,
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Dracula: Prince of Darkness Blu-ray Art and Specs

Looking forward to Dracula: Prince of Darkness hitting Blu-ray here in the States for the first time? Then get ready to read on as we have everything you need to know about the upcoming release right here!

From the Press Release

Millennium Entertainment is pleased to reveal the final artwork and announce details for its upcoming high-definition release of the classic 1966 Hammer film Dracula: Prince of Darkness on September 3rd. Directed by Terence Fisher and starring the iconic Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, and Andrew Keir, Millennium's Collector's Edition of Dracula: Prince of Darkness marks the first time that horror fans in the Us will be able to enjoy the film on Blu-ray. Millennium is also planning to release several other Hammer Films on Blu-ray later this year including Quartermass and the Pit, The Plague of the Zombies, and The Devil Rides Out.

Special features for the Collector's Edition Blu-Ray of
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Dracula: Prince Of Darkness Shows Its Fangs This September!!

With the classics on Bluray boom in full effect, Hammer is set to release one of their classic films, Dracula: Prince Of Darkness on September 3rd, making it a worthy addition of an already impressive slate of upcoming classics heading to Bluray (including the recently announced House Of Wax). For more info, here is the official press release, read on!:

Directed by Terence Fisher and starring the iconic Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley and Andrew Keir, Millennium’s Collector’s Edition of Dracula: Prince of Darkness marks the first time that horror fans in the Us will be able to enjoy the film on Blu-ray. Millennium is also planning to release several other Hammer Films on Blu-ray later this year including Quartermass and the Pit, The Plague of the Zombies and The Devil Rides Out.

Special features for the Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray of Dracula: Prince of Darkness include an
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Hammer's 'Dracula: Prince of Darkness' Lands on Blu-Ray

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Hammer's 'Dracula: Prince of Darkness' Lands on Blu-Ray
For the first time, Hammer's classic Dracula: Prince of Darkness is coming to blu-ray in the United States, thanks to Millenium Entertainment. A direct sequel to the famed horror studio's Dracula, Dracula: Prince of Darkness stars Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Suzan Farmer, and Francis Matthews

In addition to a completely remastered film, Millenium is including a slew of special features:

 

Audio commentary with Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Suzan Farmer and Francis Matthews

Exclusive still gallery (Never Before Released!)

Restored original trailer

Dracula: Prince of Darkness restoration comparison

Super 8Mm behind-the-scenes footage

Brand new documentary- "Back to Black"

World of Hammer Episode: "Hammer Stars: Christopher Lee"

Printed Memorabilia perfect for every classic Hammer fan

In this direct sequel to Hammer's Dracula (1958), Christopher Lee returns for more blood as he encounters a group of stranded English tourists who are holidaying in the Carpathian Mountains. Despite receiving several warnings by the unconventional Father
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Dracula: Prince of Darkness Blu-ray Release Details and Cover Art

Last month, we gave you early word that Millennium Entertainment was planning to release Dracula: Prince of Darkness on Blu-ray this September. We now have official release details, a list of bonus features, and new cover art.

“Beverly Hills, CA– (July 3, 2013) Millennium Entertainment is pleased to reveal the final artwork and announce details for their upcoming high-definition release of the classic 1966 Hammer Film, Dracula: Prince of Darkness on September 3rd. Directed by Terence Fisher and starring the iconic Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley and Andrew Keir, Millennium’s Collector’s Edition of Dracula: Prince of Darkness marks the first time that horror fans in the Us will be able to enjoy the film on Blu-ray. Millennium is also planning to release several other Hammer Films on Blu-ray later this year including Quartermass and the Pit, The Plague of the Zombies and The Devil Rides Out.

Special features for the Collector’s
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The 10 great horror films of 1973 that weren't The Exorcist

Top 10 Aliya Whiteley 23 Apr 2013 - 07:43

The Exorcist celebrates its 40th birthday this year, which had Aliya wondering, what other horror films came out in 1973? Here are 10...

Some movies become so famous, so iconic, that they rise above the time and place from which they sprang. The Exorcist is one of those movies. It doesn’t need any explanation and it doesn’t seem to age. Whether you love it or hate it, it stands above other horror movies.

It’s too easy to view influential films as if they were made in a vacuum, but when we talk about The Exorcist as possibly the best horror movie ever made, it got me thinking – was it part of a great year for the horror genre? What else was out there in 1973? Were all the horror movies of that year along similar themes, or were they all still dealing in physical rather than psychological horror?
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Blu-ray Review Round-Up: Hammer Horror re-mastered!

Following on from their recent releases of the fully restored and re-mastered Hammer classics, The Reptile and The Plague of the Zombies last June, StudioCanal have released the next three iconic Hammer titles in their new restored and re-mastered collection: The Devil Rides Out, The Mummy’s Shroud and Rasputin The Mad Monk. Not only are the films restored, but they are also accompanied by a host of specially created new extras, produced in collaboration with Hammer expert and author Marcus Hearn (author of The Hammer Vault), including brand new making of featurettes and interviews with original cast members.

The Devil Rides Out

Stars: Christopher Lee, Charles Gray, Nike Arrighi | Written by Richard Matheson, Dennis Wheatley | Directed by Terence Fisher

Starring Christopher Lee in one of his personal favourite roles and based on the celebrated novel by Dennis Weatley, The Devil Rides Out sees the debonair Duc de Richleau trusted
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Win: Hammer Classics: Restored on Blu-ray!

Following on from the recent releases of the fully restored and re-mastered Hammer classics, The Reptile and The Plague Of Zombies last June, Studio Canal are delighted to announce the releases of the next three iconic Hammer titles in our new restoration series: The Devil Rides Out, The Mummy’S Shroud and Rasputin The Mad Monk – out to own individually on Double Play (DVD & Blu Ray) from 22nd October.

In celebration, the restored releases are accompanied by a host of specially created new extras, produced in collaboration with Hammer expert and author Marcus Hearn (author of “The Hammer Vault”), including brand new making of featurettes and interviews with original cast members.

To celebrate these releases, What Culture has three copies of each Blu-ray to give away to our readers.

The Devil Rides Out (Released 22nd October)

The debonair Duc de Richleau has been trusted with the care of his deceased friend’s son,
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Festival radar: Frighten Brighton

For the first instalment in a new reader-led series, Neil Mitchell braves Brighton's premier horror film festival

Our new series on small film festivals is kicked off by Neil Mitchell, a freelance writer and editor of World Film Locations: London, among other publications. He also blogs here, and you can follow him on Twitter @nrm1972.

Do you know of any festivals that deserve more attention? If so, email adam.boult@guardian.co.uk.

Festival name: Frighten Brighton 2012

Location: Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton and Hove

Date: 11 August 2012

About: What better way to spend a gloriously sunny day on the south coast than to head into the bowels of Brighton's Komedia and sit it a darkened room watching five classic horror movies back to back? That's what was on offer for the scandalously low price of £5 a film or £15 for the day at the wonderfully named Frighten Brighton, the brainchild of
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Watch the History of Hammer in 90 Seconds and Get a Look at the Upcoming ‘The Quiet Ones’

Hammer Studios holds a special place in my heart based on my horror upbringing. My father’s love of the gothic horror films from the classic British studio certainly made an impact on me. At the time, I was more interested in reading the most recent Goosebumps book or catching the new episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? or Tales From the Crypt than watching the more “boring” horror films. My attention level for the classics was always waning as the characters seemed stiff in their period piece garb and the stories moved slower than to my liking. However, I was always captivated whenever the monster was onscreen. Whether it was the voodoo controlled zombies of The Plague of the Zombies or Oliver Reed’s brooding creature in The Curse of the Werewolf, I instantly was held captive by the films when the monsters terrorized my television screen.
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Win a Cockneys Vs. Zombies DVD Bundle

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To celebrate the release of Cockneys Vs. Zombies on August 31st, we’re giving you the chance to win the ultimate DVD bundle! Let the films battle it out as you pit the cockneys from Attack The Block and Baseline against the zombies of George A. Romero’s Survival Of The Dead and The Plague Of The Zombies.

A gang of bank robbers emerge from their first heist to find that the east-end has been infested by zombies. With the equipment to tackle the un-dead in hand, the unlikely heroes fight their way across London to rescue a group of foul-mouthed plucky pensioners who are finding inventive ways of their own to stave off the attack. Starring Michelle Ryan, Harry Treadaway, Honor Blackman, Richard Briers and Alan Ford.

The undead are brown bread!

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