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Old 09-23-2008, 02:04 PM
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Lest we drag the Old sci-fi movies thread any farther afield, here's a dark and cobwebbed crypt to discuss your favorite horror films -- 'tis the season with Halloween approaching!

I'll repost my reply to Starbase Britain's question about Hammer horror fans, just to carry over the conversation, but any horror film discussions are welcome!
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HORROR OF DRACULA (1958) is a true classic, I think. Lee, Cushing, Michael Gough.

Here's a cool fansite write-up with loads of pics: The Hammer Horror Crypt

I don't want to drag this sci-fi films thread too far into another direction -- maybe we should start a horror films thread of its own? -- but while on the subject: was anyone else a fan of the series DARK SHADOWS?
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:28 PM
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Hey Mission Trek
that site is superb.
im sure theres lots to talk about here. Persoanlly I love the old classic monsters movies from Universal but im also into the Great British house of horror -Hammer remakes. They are such good movies most of them and as ive said in the other thread, Hammer did so much with so little its quite remarkable.

I am a fan of the old masters Like Karloff, Lugosi and Lon Chaney.
But also Vincent Price, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.

another of my favourite films is THE HAUNTED PALACE with Vincent Price. It has such an atmosphere - i love it. also another great film is THE THEATRE OF BLOOD again with Mr Price.

I sort of got disconnected with the horror film after 1973 with hammers last outing called THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA. i wasnt really into the new generation of horror films that followed with genres like the stalk and slash movies. I got into these old classic films when as a kid in the 70's i used to be able to stay up late and watch BBC 2's 'Monster double bill' seasons of films on saturday nights. They would show one B&W Universal movie followed by a Hammer/Amicus/AIP colour movie. It was brilliant.

i saw a few of the darkshadows shows but never got into em.

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Hey Mission Trek
that site is superb.
im sure theres lots to talk about here. Persoanlly I love the old classic monsters movies from Universal but im also into the Great British house of horror -Hammer remakes. They are such good movies most of them and as ive said in the other thread, Hammer did so much with so little its quite remarkable.

I am a fan of the old masters Like Karloff, Lugosi and Lon Chaney.
But also Vincent Price, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.

another of my favourite films is THE HAUNTED PALACE with Vincent Price. It has such an atmosphere - i love it. also another great film is THE THEATRE OF BLOOD again with Mr Price.

I sort of got disconnected with the horror film after 1973 with hammers last outing called THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA. i wasnt really into the new generation of horror films that followed with genres like the stalk and slash movies. I got into these old classic films when as a kid in the 70's i used to be able to stay up late and watch BBC 2's 'Monster double bill' seasons of films on saturday nights. They would show one B&W Universal movie followed by a Hammer/Amicus/AIP colour movie. It was brilliant.

i saw a few of the darkshadows shows but never got into em.

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Actually "Satanic Rites" was not the last Hammer Horror film. It was the last with the Lee/Chusing team up.

Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter came next, and the The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires a Hammer/Run Run Shaw production. This was the last before it went into recivorship in 1975. Actually both these movie are pretty darnned good.
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Now I think when talking Hammer, we should visit the classics like Horror Of Dracula, Frankenstien, and their version of the Mummy.
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Now I think when talking Hammer, we should visit the classics like Horror Of Dracula, Frankenstien, and their version of the Mummy.

Can see that....but Hammer made so many good films.
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Can see that....but Hammer made so many good films.
And so many that stank.
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Just to clarify this thread isn't all about Hammer films, another good tale for generally creepy horror atmosphere without being blatant at all is Robert Wise's THE HAUNTING (1963).

Highly atmospheric, psychological ghost story with some cracking good performances.

"Hill House has stood so for ninety years and might stand for ninety more. Within, walls continue upright, bricks meet neatly, floors are firm, and doors are sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walks there, walks alone."
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Zardoz,

i should have put that 'Satanic' was the last Hammer movie that i personally rated. I did realise that a couple of others followed before the end.

Mission Trek - i did realise that this is not soley a Hammer Thread - i did mention The haunted palace and Theatre of Blood which were both non Hammer productions. The haunting is a very spooky movie and its a classic case of a movie leaving you to be chilled by your own imagination.

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Just to clarify this thread isn't all about Hammer films, another good tale for generally creepy horror atmosphere without being blatant at all is Robert Wise's THE HAUNTING (1963).

Highly atmospheric, psychological ghost story with some cracking good performances.

"Hill House has stood so for ninety years and might stand for ninety more. Within, walls continue upright, bricks meet neatly, floors are firm, and doors are sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walks there, walks alone."
I so agree, just bought the DVD recently, and it was as good as I remembered. 1000 times better than that horid 1999 remake....
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I've never seen the remake, but once or twice seen the original in the bargain bin and wondered if it was worthwhile picking up. I take it that it would be recommended?
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