Just joined and, being a Hammer fan, it seems appropriate for my first post to be tossing in my 2¢ on Hammer.
Dracula: Prince of Darkness Horror of Dracula The Curse of Frankenstein The Vampire Lovers One Million Years BC Dracula hs risen from the Grave The Brides of Dracula Plague of the Zombies The Devil Rides Out The Abominable Snowman
The Devil Rides Out The Witches (aka The Devil's Own)
I also love The Witches and watched it tonight, in fact.
My favorite Hammers include the following:
Horror of Dracula (of course) Dracula: Prince of Darkness (saw this multiple times at the movies as a kid) The Gorgon The Nanny The Anniversary Die! Die, my Darling Quatermass and the Pit The Devil Rides Out Paranoiac! The Mummy Kiss of the Vampire
Horror of Dracula The Curse of Frankenstein Brides of Dracula Dracula, Prince of Darkness The Gorgon Five Million Years to Earth aka Quatermass and the Pit The Devil Rides Out The Hound of the Baskervilles The Mummy She
What are some of yours?
A couple of top favorites of mine for sure here ( of course there may be more - I haven't seen every Hammer film as of yet - but these are my stand-out faves so far ) .
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"Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' — she always called me Elwood — 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." — James Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd
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Phantom of the Opera (despite misgivings, like for Lom, Gough and Troughton Night Creatures Kiss of the Vampire Rasputin the Mad Monk The Reptile Plague of the Zombies Frankenstein Created Woman Quatermass and the Pit Dracula Has Risen From the Grave The Lost Continent Taste the Blood of Dracula Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde Hands of the Ripper Twins of Evil Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires
The only Hammer film I consider a total dud is the Old Dark House. Tom Poston is not a leading man.
Ah, finally somebody added one of my favorites, "Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde"...
Oh Lord, you gave them eyes but they cannot see...
Hammers that I find particularly overrated: The Horror of Dracula (sorry!),
Granted, it's a far cry from being a good film by any means, but being the first Hammer Dracula I saw, and being disappointed by the lack of spoken parts for Dracula, I completely lost interest in seeing any of the other Hammer Dracula films when I learned Christopher Lee had even fewer, if any, spoken parts at all in those.
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1. Dracula (1958) 2. Dracula: Prince of Darkness 3. Taste the Blood of Dracula 4. Dracula A.D. 1972 5. Dracula Has Risen from the Grave 6. Scars of Dracula 7. The Satanic Rites of Dracula 8. The Mummy 9. The Devil Rides Out