Doc’s Journey Into Hammer Films

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #71: THE SECRET OF BLOOD ISLAND [1965]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #71: THE SECRET OF BLOOD ISLAND [1965]

  UK AVAILABLE ON VIDEO ONLY, entitled P.O.W. PRISONERS OF WAR RUNNING TIME: 84 min REVIEWED: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Malaya, September 1944: Many British soldiers have been [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #70: THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB [1964]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #70: THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY’S TOMB [1964]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY [REGION ‘A’] AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 83 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Egypt 1900. Archaeologist Professor Dubois is murdered in the [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #69: THE GORGON [1964]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #69: THE GORGON [1964]

UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY [REGION ‘A] AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 83 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In the town of Vandorf in 1910, Sascha Cass flees [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #68: THE DEVIL-SHIP PIRATES [1964]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #68: THE DEVIL-SHIP PIRATES [1964]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 84 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   A pirate ship, fighting in 1588 on the side of the Spanish Armada, [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #67: THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN [1964]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #67: THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN [1964]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 84 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   The experiments of Baron Frankenstein and his assistant Hans at a [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #66: NIGHTMARE [1964]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #66: NIGHTMARE [1964]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 83 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Young Janet’s mother was committed to an asylum when the child was just [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #65: THE OLD DARK HOUSE [1963]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #65: THE OLD DARK HOUSE [1963]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 86 min/ 78 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Tom Penderel, an American car salesman in London, delivers a car [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #64: THE SCARLET BLADE [1963]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #64: THE SCARLET BLADE [1963]

  UK AKA THE CRIMSON BLADE AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 83 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   It’s near the end of the English Civil War [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #63: KISS OF THE VAMPIRE [1963]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #63: KISS OF THE VAMPIRE [1963]

UK AKA KISS OF EVIL AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY [REGION ‘B’ ONLY] AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 88 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Just outside a Bavarian village, [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #62: MANIAC [1963]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #62: MANIAC [1963]

  UK AVAILABLE ON REGION 1 DVD RUNNING TIME: 86 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   San Jerome in France’s Camargue region. A young woman is snatched [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #61: THE DAMNED [1963]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #61: THE DAMNED [1963]

  AKA THESE ARE THE DAMNED UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 96 min/ 87 min/ 77 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #60: PARANOIAC [1963]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #60: PARANOIAC [1963]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY [REGION ‘B’] AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 80 min REVIEWED BY:Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic     The wealthy Ashby family has been damaged by the [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #59: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA [1962]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #59: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA [1962]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY [REGION B ONLY] AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 90 min REVIEWED BY:Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   1900. London’s Albany Theatre is hosting the premiere of [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #58: CAPTAIN CLEGG [1962]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #58: CAPTAIN CLEGG [1962]

  AKA NIGHT CREATURES UK ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 82 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic     1776: a ‘mullato’ [somewhat derogatory term for a [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #57: THE PIRATES OF BLOOD RIVER [1962]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #57: THE PIRATES OF BLOOD RIVER [1962]

  UK AVAILABLE ON REGION 1 DVD RUNNING TIME: 87 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Jonathon Standing is sent to a penal colony by his own [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #56: CASH ON DEMAND [1961]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #56: CASH ON DEMAND [1961]

  UK AVAILABLE ON REGION 1 DVD RUNNING TIME: 88 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   The staff of a city bank arrive early morning to open [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #55: THE SHADOW OF THE CAT [1961]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #55: THE SHADOW OF THE CAT [1961]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 79 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic     The wealthy Ella Venable is murdered in her house by a man. [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #54: THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF [1961]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #54: THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF [1961]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DND RUNNING TIME: 93 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In 18th Century Spain, a beggar is imprisoned by Marques Siniestro [read on…]