Hammer Films (late 50’s to early 70’s) History of Horror

Mike Matei / October 12th, 2007


  • April 8, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    I don’t know if you’ve been reading my Twitter blog, but I became a Hammer nut since I started reviewing their movies last October. I’m wrapping it up at this moment but it’s been a unique journey into the studio’s history.

    My favorites so far included all seven of Christopher Lee’s Dracula films and all of Cushing’s Frankenstein films.

    With Hammer releasing a new movie coming out featuring Lee, I’m hoping they’ll start releasing all their classics onto Blu-Ray, or just putting them back in all retail stores. Either way, the public must see them!

  • bacondude1985

    April 21, 2010 at 5:25 am

    hahahahahahahahaahahaha @ carreyfan. Why would James read some random creepy person’s twitter blog?? lol I find this person fascinating. What a fucking creep! lol

  • Stant666

    April 27, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Maybe he’s just a comitted fan and interested in these videos?.. Can’t see any problem in leaving comments.. Thats why the option is there..

  • alex1288

    April 30, 2010 at 2:02 am

    thank you for opening my mind to so many movies, and I love horror, there really isn’t a lot of good horror films out there today , can’t wait to get my hands on them. =)

  • Johnthegamenerd

    May 23, 2010 at 2:40 am

    Maybe Carreyfan is his stalker,which means James has truly become famous.

  • Murtada

    June 11, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    How can you afford to watch all these movies!?

  • JoeShmoe

    June 15, 2010 at 4:16 am

    Why is it that everyone feels a need to twitter blog? 99% of ppl doing it dont have evrything intresting say. so i stay away from it,

  • IDaCashman

    July 13, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    The Monster Man (as I call Cinemassacre in these Monster Madness’)
    “And The Satanic Rights of Dracula.”

    “Not to mention Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires, featuring not only Dracula, but seven other vampires, Van Helsing, and Six Kung Fu Dudes!!!”

  • nickNESnerd

    August 11, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    I think the hammer versions are ok but there is no doubt that the best ones where made by universal

  • WatchmenFTW

    August 15, 2010 at 5:04 am

    I think the Universal films are better, but my dad loves Hammer horror movies. As a teenager, when he babysat for people, he’d stay up watching Hammer movies (but not the Dracula or Frankenstein ones), more the stand-alone episodes.

  • WatchmenFTW

    September 3, 2010 at 6:50 am

    I also wish you’d talked mor about the Hammer Mummy series oo.

  • slagmire

    September 9, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I would have loved to know a little more about the Quartermass series Hammer studios did myself – I’ve only caught a portion of the first one of the series and thought it was pretty cool all things considered.

  • murphy2112

    September 13, 2010 at 1:06 am

    I’ve seen some of the Dracula movies and the first Frankenstein movie, but my favourite Hammer movie has to be Hound of the Baskervilles with Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes. It was an awesome movie, but it didn’t make any money because there were no real monsters in it, so a planned series was scrapped. It’s a shame, because I would have loved to have seen more of Peter Cushing as The Great Detective.

  • Kaizersozak84

    September 13, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I never realised that modern movies owe so much to the old classics. Awesome!

  • TMO007

    October 20, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Damn, Dracula got all fucked up.

  • Xsane

    October 22, 2010 at 1:19 am

    I hate that Every M-M review has a Damn Commercial at the Beginning. If fact, Every Video that Shows up here has an Ad that runs before it.
    I unserstand that James here needs to get paid some How for his efforts, and that its necassary to have some forms of Commercialisim – -But couldn’t there be a Better way of Showing these Ads Lesser times then Every Time ???

    Great Vids though, Love the Monster Madness!! I dont think Anyone does Old Horror as Much Justice as well al AVGN !!

  • venom 51007

    November 23, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Hey james you should read some of darren shans books there called CIRQUE DU FREAK and THE DEMONATA both about vampires and demons trust me you’ll love them.

  • penpan

    August 23, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Love the Christopher Lee…love him!

  • SpeedyEric

    September 23, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    I love how Mr. George Lucas use parts of these films in Star Wars.

  • Hypoxic

    October 2, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Hammer kicks major fucking arse.

  • Coffin Joe

    October 12, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Dracula’s a Pimp.

  • Arneystein

    October 17, 2011 at 4:11 am

    Monster in the final Frankenstein film, the monster looks like the monster in the icy cave in Empire Srikes Back.


    February 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Just a bit of trivia here. Peter Grant, Led Zepplins’ manager worked for Hammer as a young man.

  • RandyPan

    May 26, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Something something something Dark Side! Something something something Complete!

  • October 2, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    or bust buso


    September 22, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    The perfect word 2 describe these films are Hammer Horror. It’s in it’s own genre. No other movies has the charm. They’re badass. They’re fun. They’re fucking entertaining! Great actors. Heightened blood, gore, with the most beautiful babes showing off their breast. I dig it! Horror of Dracula is my favorite. Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee are like they’re generation’s Boris karloff and Bela Lugosi. Christopher lee is mos def the 2nd best to wear the cape. He’s a pimp and a menacing one. Cushing as Van Helsing kicks ass. Frankenstein is a great one 2. It really has one fuckin ugly monster. I like how it’s more about Frankenstein going crazy then it is about the monster. Mummy is probably the less enjoyable out of the bunch. It’s still a good movie tho. Peter Cushing is great and the Mummy actualy looks scary.

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