peter cushing

It's almost here!  We're in the final five days of the 31 Days of Horror and it's starting to feel like Christmas Eve.  I've got my big foot slippers on, my wife tucked me into bed saying I couldn't stay up late to watch any more movies because I have to be well rested for the big day.

In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Hammer exec Simon Oakes talks briefly of what is in store for the new Hammer films.

I used to be a fan, but this latest season of Dancing With the Stars is just getting weird.

I've mentioned my love of Hammer flicks many times over on the Bloody Good Horror Podcast. I've never really gone in depth with this love affair on the air however.

There are certain names that are forever linked with the horror genre. Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff will always be remembered for their work on the early Universal creature features. Where those two and Universal left off, Christoper Lee, Peter Cushing and Hammer picked up. Playing Dracula and Van Helsing respectively, Lee and Cushing will probably go down in the annals of the genre much like Lugosi and Karloff before them. So then how is it that a horror film, an anthology film no less, with both Cushing and Lee can go unremembered for so long?

If you haven't guessed by now, I love a horror movie with atmosphere. When a movie can suck you in and feel unique, that's the sign of a great movie. Luckily for me, throughout the 50's, 60's and 70's, Hammer Studios managed to put out a slew of horror films that fit this bill perfectly.