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DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #76: THE NANNY [1965]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #76: THE NANNY [1965]

    UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 91 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic SPOILERS!   Nanny has been with the Fane family for many years. She [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #75: HYSTERIA [1965]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #75: HYSTERIA [1965]

  UK AVAILABLE ON REGION 1 DVD RUNNING TIME: 85 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   An American, who has been given the name of Chris Smith, [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #74: THE BRIGAND OF KANDAHAR [1965]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #74: THE BRIGAND OF KANDAHAR [1965]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 81 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In 1850 on the North West Frontier of India. Mixed race Lieutenant Case [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #73: SHE [1965]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #73: SHE [1965]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 106 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Professor Holly, his valet Job and young Leo Vincey have just received honourable [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #72: FANATIC [1965]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #72: FANATIC [1965]

  AKA DIE! DIE! MY DARLING UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 96 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   American Patricia Carroll lost her fiancée Stephen several [read on…]

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…]

Highest Rated Horror Films of the New Millennium

Highest Rated Horror Films of the New Millennium

The highest rated horror films of the new millennium have really demonstrated that the highly divisive horror genre is still very viable. The twenty-first century is not even twenty years [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…]