If you’ve been a reader of this website for quite a while, or just peruse the film reviews at times, you will remember or will have noticed Doc’s Journey Into Universal Horror, the title of which is self-explanatory. At the end of the last review, I said that I would be back with an exploration of Hammer films. It’s now been a year and a half [yes, it’s been that long!], and we’re all very busy on Horror Cult Films, but the time has nearly come. Yours Truly will be watching every film made by Hammer. Every film you ask? Well, my initial plan was to just review the horror films, but it’s sometimes hard to draw the line with their pictures, plus they made quite a few non-horror films, many of which are of interest. So I then decided to review all the horror films, plus the non-horror but still fantastical efforts like One Million Years B.C. But then I thought I would also review the semi-horror suspense thrillers like Taste Of Fear and…..
Well….I’ve now decided to do the lot, or at least all the films which are available for viewing, which involves much hunting down of rare and obscure films with limited funds at my disposal. Of course the Gothic horror classics which made the studio’s name, and which I love as much as or in some cases more than the Universal horrors, will get the full Dr Lenera treatment with typically overlong and convoluted write-ups, but I shall also be doing brief looks at the studio’s other films….which I guess will have to include On The Buses….maybe I will end up regretting this!
I hope you will enjoy…..first review in a couple of weeks….