Maniac – UK, 1963 – overview and reviews

  ‘White-hot terror! Cold, clammy fear!’ Maniac – aka The Maniac – is a 1962 (released 1963) British psychological thriller directed by Michael Carreras for Hammer Film Productions from a screenplay by producer Jimmy Sangster. …

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Hysteria – UK, 1964 – overview and reviews

‘Terrifying suspense… it will shock you out of your seat!’ Hysteria is a 1964 British psychological thriller directed by Freddie Francis (Nightmare; The Skull; The Creeping Flesh) from a screenplay by producer …

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Countess Dracula – UK, 1970 – reviews

‘A seductive nymph terrorizes in a film of traumatic demoniac pleasures’ Countess Dracula is a 1970 British horror film based on the legends surrounding the “Blood Countess” Elizabeth Báthory. It …

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Elisabeth Lutyens – composer

(Agnes) Elisabeth Lutyens (9 July 1906 – 14 April 1983) was an English composer of classical music but is best known for her contribution for scores to horror films throughout the 1960’s. Born …

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Crescendo – UK, 1969 – reviews

Crescendo is a 1969 (released 1970) British psychological thriller directed by Alan Gibson (Goodbye Gemini, Dracula A.D. 1972) from a screenplay by Alfred Shaughnessy (The Flesh and Blood Show) and Jimmy Sangster for Hammer Film Productions.  The …

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Hands of the Ripper – UK, 1971 – reviews

Hands of the Ripper is a 1971 British horror film directed by Peter Sasdy for Hammer Film Productions. Produced by one of the few female members of staff at Hammer, Aida Young, who had previously worked on the …

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Vampire Circus – UK, 1971 – reviews

Vampire Circus is a 1971 British supernatural horror feature film directed by Robert Young from a screenplay by Judson Kinberg. It was produced by Wildburg Stark and Michael Carreras (who was uncredited) …

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Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter – UK, 1972 – reviews

Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter is a 1972 British supernatural horror film written and directed by Brian Clemens (The Tell-Tale Heart; Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde; Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense ), produced by Albert Fennell and Hammer Film …

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Graham Humphreys – artist and designer

Graham Humphreys is a London-based English illustrator and graphic designer creating film posters, magazine illustrations, packaging, DVD inlay and book design. His distinctive rich, colourful style has graced many iconic films, starting with the …

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Rasputin – The Mad Monk – UK, 1966

Rasputin – The Mad Monk is a 1966 Hammer film directed by Don Sharp. It stars Christopher Lee as Grigori Rasputin, the Russian peasant-mystic, notable for gaining great influence with the Tsars prior to the Russian Revolution. It also features Barbara Shelley, Francis Matthews, Suzan Farmer, Richard Pasco, Dinsdale …

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The Gorgon – UK, 1964 – reviews

The Gorgon is a 1964 British supernatural horror film directed by Terence Fisher from a screenplay by John Gilling (director of Night Caller from Outer Space, The Reptile, The Plague of the Zombies). It stars Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley and Richard …

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Dracula A.D. 1972 – UK, 1972 – reviews

‘Past, present or future, never count out the Count!’ Dracula A.D. 1972 is a British supernatural horror film, directed by Alan Gibson (Crescendo; Goodbye Gemini) and produced by Hammer Film Productions. It was written by Don …

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Shaun Hutson – author

Shaun Hutson (born 1958) is a British writer of novels including horror novels and dark urban thrillers. A native of Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire, Hutson now lives and writes …

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The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll – UK, 1960 – reviews

The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll is a 1960 horror film by Hammer Film Productions. It was directed by Terence Fisher, and stars Paul Massie as Dr. Jekyll, and co-stars Dawn Addams (The Vault of Horror), Christopher Lee and David Kossoff. …

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