Features

Hammer’s 100th Film

Phil, puzzled by Hammer’s announcement that “One Million Years B.C.” (1966) was their 100th film, wrote to the company asking them to explain how they arrived at the claim. Here we publish the “official” list they sent him.

The Hammer Vampire

Phil takes a look at the Hammer Vampire, and how they used poetic licence to move the goalposts over the years to recognise, kill and resurrect the undead.

Frankenstein

Phil examines the evolving story of “Frankenstein”, in two parts. Firstly with Universal’s treatment of the character in the 1930’s and 1940’s, and secondly, with a look at how Hammer handled the story over their seven Frankenstein films.

The Mummy

A look at how the film industry tackled the legends of curses surrounding the Egyptian mummy’s curse in the years before Hammer first took on the subject in their 1959 film “The Mummy”.