Hammer Films

Cyril Frankel – Never Take Sweets from a Stranger (1960)

Peter Carter, his wife Sally and their young daughter Jean move to a sleepy Canadian village, where Peter has been hired as a school principal. Their idyll is shattered when it’s discovered that Jean has been the victim of the pedophile patriarch of the town’s most powerful family, and their cries for help are met with resistance from their new friends and neighbours. Read More »

Don Chaffey – One Million Years B.C. (1966)

Synopsis:
Caveman Tumak is banished from the Rock tribe and joins the Shell Tribe until he is banished from them as well. One of their women, Loana leaves with him as they face the harsh prehistoric world. Read More »

Val Guest – Quatermass 2 (1957)

Quote:
Based on the British TV serial by Nigel Kneale (who reportedly disliked the finished product), the film stars Brian Donlevy, repeating the role of Professor Quatermass. This time, the good professor must contend with a `meteor shower` which turns out to be a secret alien invasion. The extraterrestrials arrive on earth in rocklike vehicles, then take over the minds and nervous systems of earthlings, the better to go about their business undetected. Subliminally a cruel satire of British bureaucracy and obfuscation, Enemy from Space also works on a pure-horror level, building slowly and methodically to a powerhouse finale. For many years a `lost` film due to legal tangles, Enemy from Space has recently become available again on video and cable TV. – All Movie Guide Read More »

John Gilling – The Pirates of Blood River [+commentary] (1962)

A group of ruthless pirates attack a seventeenth century Huguenot settlement on the Isle of Devon in search of treasure and will stop at nothing to obtain it. Read More »

Val Guest – The Full Treatment AKA Stop Me Before I Kill (1960)

After surviving a traumatic car accident, a race car driver travels to the Cote D’Azur to recover but is plagued by an urge to strangle his wife. Read More »

Terence Fisher – The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

Returning to his family’s manor house on the lonely moors after his father dies under mysterious circumstances, Sir Henry Baskerville is confronted with the mystery of the supernatural hound that supposedly takes revenge upon the Baskerville family. The famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson are brought in to investigate. Read More »

Terence Fisher – Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)

Baron Frankenstein has the body of a young woman and all it lacks is the spark of life. He captures the soul of a recently executed young man and installs it in the young maiden, Christina. With the memories from the young man still intact, she starts to kill the people whose false accusations led to the young man’s execution. Read More »