Peter Cushing

  • Gordon Flemyng – Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)

    Gordon Flemyng1961-1970AdventureSci-FiUnited Kingdom

    Accidentally thrown together, Dr. Who (Peter Cushing), his granddaughters, and their friend Ian cross the universe in Who’s new invention, the space and time machine known as “Tardis”. When they land on the planet Skaro, the travellers meet the kind and placid Thals, who live in fear of the dreaded Daleks. Somehow, Dr. Who and his party must find a way to help the Thals overcome the deadly mutants who live inside impenetrable metal casings.

    Dr. Who and the Daleks, based on TV: The Daleks, was the first theatrical film based on Doctor Who. It stars Peter Cushing as a human scientist named “Dr. Who” who invents Tardis and takes his companions on a journey to the planet Skaro, where they help the peace-loving Thals battle the evil Daleks.Read More »

  • Gordon Flemyng – Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)

    1961-1970AdventureGordon FlemyngSci-FiUnited Kingdom

    Accidentally thrown together, Dr. Who (Peter Cushing), his granddaughters, and their friend Ian cross the universe in Who’s new invention, the space and time machine known as “Tardis”. When they land on the planet Skaro, the travellers meet the kind and placid Thals, who live in fear of the dreaded Daleks. Somehow, Dr. Who and his party must find a way to help the Thals overcome the deadly mutants who live inside impenetrable metal casings.Read More »

  • Freddie Francis – Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965)

    Freddie Francis1961-1970HorrorUnited Kingdom
    Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
    Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965)

    Five strangers board a train and are joined by a mysterious fortune teller who offers to read their Tarot cards. Five separate stories unfold: An architect returns to his ancestral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a doctor suspects his new wife is a vampire; an intelligent vine takes over a house; a jazz musician plagiarizes music from a voodoo ceremony; a pompous art critic is pursued by a disembodied hand.Read More »

  • Terence Fisher – The Brides of Dracula (1960)

    1951-1960Hammer FilmsHorrorTerence FisherUnited Kingdom
    The Brides of Dracula (1960)
    The Brides of Dracula (1960)

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    The Brides of Dracula is a 1960 British horror film made by Hammer Film Productions. Directed by Terence Fisher, the film stars Peter Cushing, David Peel, Freda Jackson, Yvonne Monlaur, Andrée Melly, and Martita Hunt.

    The film is a sequel to Hammer’s original Dracula (US: Horror of Dracula) (1958), though the vampires possess abilities denied to vampires in the previous film, much like those in the original novel. Alternative working titles were Dracula 2 and Disciple Of Dracula. Dracula does not appear in the film (Christopher Lee would reprise his role in the 1966 film Dracula: Prince of Darkness) and is mentioned only twice, once in the prologue, once by Van Helsing.

    Shooting began for The Brides of Dracula on 16 January 1960 at Bray Studios. It premièred at the Odeon, Marble Arch on 6 July 1960. The film was distributed theatrically in 1960 on a double bill with The Leech Woman.Read More »

  • Val Guest – The Abominable Snowman (1957)

    1951-1960AdventureHorrorUnited KingdomVal Guest

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    A kindly English botanist and a gruff American promoter lead an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti.Read More »

  • Eugenio Martín – Horror Express (1972)

    Eugenio Martín1971-1980HorrorUnited Kingdom

    Horror royalty and Hammer alumni Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee reunite for this tale of mad monks, primitive humanoids and bloodthirsty zombies set aboard a train bound for Moscow all aboard the Horror Express!

    Renowned anthropologist Saxton (Lee) boards the Trans-Siberian Express with a crate containing the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid which, he believes, may prove to be the missing link in human evolution. But all hell breaks loose when the creature thaws out, turning out to be not quite as dead as once thought!Read More »

  • Freddie Francis – Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965)

    Freddie Francis1961-1970HorrorUnited Kingdom

    Synopsis:
    Five strangers board a train and are joined by a mysterious fortune teller who offers to read their Tarot cards. Five separate stories unfold: An architect returns to his ancestral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a doctor suspects his new wife is a vampire; an intelligent vine takes over a house; a jazz musician plagiarizes music from a voodoo ceremony; a pompous art critic is pursued by a disembodied hand.Read More »

  • John Gilling – The Flesh and the Fiends AKA Mania [+commentary] (1960)

    1951-1960CrimeHorrorJohn GillingUnited Kingdom

    Mania is the venerable Burke and Hare story, previously cinematized by producer Val Lewton as The Body Snatcher. Peter Cushing plays a respectable 19th-century Edinburgh doctor who needs fresh cadavers in order to continue his crucial research. Since the exhuming of bodies for medical purposes is illegal, Lee must rely upon grave-robbers George Rose and Donald Pleasance for his corpse supply. What Lee doesn’t know is that Rose and Pleasance frequently cut out the middleman by “creating” their own corpses. The good doctor catches on when the latest cadaver turns out to be his own fiancee. Its excessively violent climax has prevented Mania from being shown completely intact on commercial television.Read More »

  • Terence Fisher – The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

    1951-1960Hammer FilmsHorrorMysteryTerence FisherUnited Kingdom

    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 »

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