DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #83: PREHISTORIC WOMEN [1967]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #83: PREHISTORIC WOMEN [1967]

  AKA SLAVE GIRLS UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 95 min/78 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   British explorer David Marchant, along with Colonel Hammond and [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #82: THE WITCHES [1966]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #82: THE WITCHES [1966]

  UK AKA THE DEVIL’S OWN AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 90 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Schoolteacher Gwen Mayfield is forced to leave [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #81: ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. [1966]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #81: ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. [1966]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 100 min/ 91 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In prehistoric times, Tumak is banished from the Rock [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #80: THE REPTILE [1966]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #80: THE REPTILE [1966]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 91 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Harry Spalding inherits his late brother’s cottage and arrives in the [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #79: THE PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES [1966]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #79: THE PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES [1966]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 91 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In a Cornish village in August 1860, the inhabitants of the [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #78: RASPUTIN THE MAD MONK [1966]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #78: RASPUTIN THE MAD MONK [1966]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 91 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Russia, the early 20th century. Grigori Yefimovitch Rasputin is a monk [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #77: DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS [1966] [DOC'S DRACULA WEEK, FILM 5]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #77: DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS [1966] [DOC’S DRACULA WEEK, FILM 5]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 90 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Transylvania, ten years after Dr. Van Helsing killed Count Dracula. Father [read on…]

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 #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 #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…]