United Kingdom

Gerald Thomas – Carry On Screaming! (1966)

Synopsis:
The sinister Dr Watt has an evil scheme going. He’s kidnapping beautiful young women and turning them into mannequins to sell to local stores. Fortunately for Dr Watt, Detective-Sergeant Bung is on the case, and he doesn’t have a clue! In this send up of the Hammer Horror movies, there are send-ups of all the horror greats from Frankenstein to Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde. Read More »

John Guillermin & Dan Cohen – The Whole Truth (1958)

Movie producer Max Poulton is having an on again, off again affair with Gina Bertini, the temperamental leading lady in his latest movie which is filming in the French Riviera. Gina and Max’s current off again status is due to Max vowing to make a go of his marriage to his loving wife, Carol Poulton, with who he has had a sometimes strained relationship. Gina and Max’s relationship moves into another realm when she threatens to tell Carol of the the affair. Read More »

Martin Davidson & Nick Watts – Lost Home Movies of Nazi Germany (2019)

From the Introduction
Across Germany, thousands record every aspect of their lives, convinced they are filming the dawn of a new age. Others record their thoughts in diaries. Taken together, ink and 8mm film provide an unprecedented insight into life in the Third Reich.

The footage and diary extracts come from civilians, but also from Nazi Party organisers, firemen, local officials and soldiers on the frontline. They all play a role capturing the New Reich. Read More »

Anthony Mann – The Heroes of Telemark (1965)

During World War II, Norway was occupied by Germany. In the deep fjords, the Nazis worked on a revolutionary new type of weapon; one which, theoretically, could destroy all life. Here, the Nazis’ scientists tried to produce “heavy water”; a vital component in the making of an atomic bomb. A weapon which would win the war for Germany. Norwegian resistance learns of it, and the allied are alerted. But will they have time and opportunity to stop this from happening? Read More »

Storm Thorgerson – Drug-Taking and the Arts AKA The Art of Tripping (1993)

A 2-part programme exploring the history of drug use by creative artists, for the ‘Without Walls’ strand of Channel 4.

Presented by: Bernard Hill
Written by: David Gale
Produced by: Jon Blair
Directed by: Storm Thorgerson
Soundtrack by: David Gilmour Read More »

Terence Fisher – Island of Terror (1966)

Synopsis:
At a cancer research lab off the coast of Ireland, a group of scientists dies under mysterious circumstances. Before anyone notices their demise, the human and bovine inhabitants of the island’s lone, tiny village begin to turn up dead — with their bodies the consistency of tapioca pudding. Renowned bone doctors Brian Stanley (Peter Cushing) and David West (Edward Judd) are dispatched from the mainland to solve this medical mystery. West’s rich-girl paramour, Toni Merrill (Carole Gray), bribes her way into the expedition by providing air transport. When daddy needs his plane back, the group becomes trapped on the isolated island just as the true extent of the science-run-amok menace becomes apparent. One of three films Hammer horror vet Terence Fisher lensed for small British outfit Planet Studios, Island of Terror was followed by Island of the Burning Doomed (aka Night of the Big Heat). Read More »

Gordon Flemyng – Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966)

Synopsis:
This sequel to `Dr Who and the Daleks’ finds Doctor Who returning to Earth in AD 2150, only to find it almost destroyed by cosmic rays, and the Daleks moving in to hollow out the planet’s core to turn it into a gigantic spaceship. Read More »