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Hammer Horrors

Universal ruled the horror genre in the 30's and 40's. Then it was Hammer Films turn from the 50's to the 70's. Horror, sex, and gallons of blood. Amicus Studios, and other British studios will be included in the messy mix.

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The House of Horror: Memories of Bray

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Comment by Kenneth Walker on January 30, 2016 at 2:35pm

This is a few personal notes that some might find interesting.  Im from a small town  of 5600 people. Our one theater was the principle source of entertainment. Back in 1941,[ I was seven years old then], there were people handing out ads for the weekend coming attractions. On one side of the flyer was a full picture of Tom Tyler dressed as Captain Marvel. The other side listed the weeks movies. For Saturday part of the double bill was a western BOOTS AND SADDLES with Gene Autry. I don't recall the other films. Another event was when Ralph Byrd was touring promoting one of his Dick Tracy serials. He was on stage only a few minutes and sang SOUTH OF THE BORDER. He closed by pointing  and firing  a blank pistol over the audience   heads! Then there was my first Technicolor movie, REAP THE WILD WIND. The fact that John Wayne was killed at the end didn't bother me at all. After all , I didn't know Wayne from anyone else. At my age they were all the same. However, I had nightmares for awhile from seeing that octopus! I saw a lot of movies after  that , but the above are just a few of my personal  recollections.

Comment by Dave Miller on January 24, 2016 at 5:52pm

A collection of Hammer posters.

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Comment by Dave Miller on September 20, 2015 at 5:14pm

New at the HAMMER HORRORS' CINEMA: Hands of the Ripper

Comment by Dave Miller on August 25, 2015 at 12:52pm

New at the HAMMER HORRORS' CINEMA: The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb 

Comment by Dave Miller on August 14, 2015 at 9:40am

Christopher Lee 1975
In 1975 Christopher Lee (1922-2015) was filming 'To the Devil, A Daughter' at the (EMI) Elstree Studios, which are North of London.

Comment by Kenneth Walker on August 8, 2015 at 7:02pm

Been waiting awhile for this one!

Comment by Dave Miller on August 8, 2015 at 6:17pm

New at the HAMMER HORRORS' CINEMA: The Stranglers Of Bombay

Comment by Dave Miller on July 31, 2015 at 10:52pm

New at the HAMMER HORRORS' CINEMA: THE MUMMY'S SHROUD.

Comment by Kenneth Walker on July 27, 2015 at 10:31am

Thanks for these Hammer  articles. Its amazing that Hammer was able to turn out numerous quality productions on very limited budgets!

Comment by Dave Miller on July 26, 2015 at 8:37am

New application to turn Bray Studios, the home of Hammer Horror, into housing
Bray Studios could be turned into 25 new homes as the company behind the 44 houses being built nearby in Water Oakley launches a planning application to develop the iconic Hammer Horror site and its listed building.

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