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DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #4: DICK BARTON AT BAY [1950]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #4: DICK BARTON AT BAY [1950]

★½☆☆☆

HCF REWIND NO. 243: DICK BARTON AT BAY [UK 1950] AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 68 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   An undercover agent is being [read on...]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #3: DICK BARTON: SPECIAL AGENT [1948]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #3: DICK BARTON: SPECIAL AGENT [1948]

★★☆☆☆

HCF REWIND NO. 229: DICK BARTON: SPECIAL AGENT [UK 1948] AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 70 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Super agent Dick Barton heads [read on...]

DEATH OF THE MONTH: EDWARD SCISSORHANDS [1990] - Vincent Price's Final On-Screen Moment

DEATH OF THE MONTH: EDWARD SCISSORHANDS [1990] – Vincent Price’s Final On-Screen Moment

Most of the Deaths Of The Month we have on HCF are either gruesome, blackly amusing or examples of great film-making, perhaps because those sorts of on-screen deaths are easier [read on...]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #2: SONG OF FREEDOM [1936]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #2: SONG OF FREEDOM [1936]

★★★½☆

HCF REWIND NO. 225: SONG OF FREEDOM [UK 1936] AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 80 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   John Zinga is a British-born black man [read on...]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #1: THE MYSTERY OF THE MARIE CELESTE [1935]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #1: THE MYSTERY OF THE MARIE CELESTE [1935]

★★★½☆

HCF REWIND NO. 227: THE MYSTERY OF THE MARIE CELESTE AKA PHANTOM SHIP [UK 1935] AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 80 min [version lost], 62 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, [read on...]

DEATH OF THE MONTH: ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST [1969] - Shooting of the Boy

DEATH OF THE MONTH: ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST [1969] – Shooting of the Boy

The killing of a child still seems to be borderline-taboo in cinema, at least of the commercial kind, and when it does occur it’s usually off-screen. This is nothing new [read on...]

Expose (AKA The House on Straw Hill) (1976)

Expose (AKA The House on Straw Hill) (1976)

★★★☆☆

    Expose (AKA The House on Straw Hill) (1976) First Released: March 1976 Director: James Kenelm Clarke  Current UK Status: Granted an 18 certificate with 51 seconds of cuts [read on...]

DEATH OF THE MONTH: GODZILLA VS KING GHIDORAH [1991] - Godzilla blasts Shindo

DEATH OF THE MONTH: GODZILLA VS KING GHIDORAH [1991] – Godzilla blasts Shindo

Considering I’ve been ploughing through all the Godzilla films and have nearly come to an end, it’s only right that I include a Death Of The Month from one of [read on...]

LOOKING AT THE WORLD THROUGH ALIEN EYES

LOOKING AT THE WORLD THROUGH ALIEN EYES

Ever since the early days of film, alien invasions have been explored by visionary directors. These aliens were often given stereotypical giant eye and ghoulish teeth, and were mainly used [read on...]