The Return of Hammer Films

Horror movie fans, rejoice!  Hammer Films is ready for its comeback.  Second only to the Universal Pictures horror classics of the 1930s and 1940s, the British studio Hammer Films produced some of the most beloved scary movies of all time.  Its last released film was in the 1980s, but now they plan to return with a vengeance -- some notable movies are in its upcoming lineup, including Let Me In, a remake of the critically acclaimed Swedish vampire flick Let the Right One In, and an adaptation of Susan Hill's ghost thriller The Woman in Black starring Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame.

If there are an unfortunate few of you out there who are unfamiliar with Hammer Films, start hunting them down and discover their brilliance.  Starring such legendary actors as Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, the movies reinvented monsters such as Dracula, the Mummy, the Werewolf, and Frankenstein, and are classics of the genre.

Here's a list of some of my many favorites from the Hammer Films library:

The Quatermass Xperiment (a.k.a. The Creeping Unknown)
The Men of Sherwood Forest
The Abominable Snowman
The Curse of Frankenstein
Quatermass II
Tales of Frankenstein (Television Pilot)
Dracula (1958)
The Revenge of Frankenstein
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Mummy (1959)
The Brides of Dracula
Sword of Sherwood Forest
The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
The Curse of the Werewolf
The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
Kiss of the Vampire
The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
The Evil of Frankenstein
The Gorgon
Dracula: Prince of Darkness
One Million Years B.C.
The Plague of the Zombies
Frankenstein Created Woman
The Lost Continent
Quatermass and the Pit
The Mummy's Shroud
A Challenge for Robin Hood
Dracula Has Risen From the Grave
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
Scars of Dracula
Taste the Blood of Dracula
The Horror of Frankenstein
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth
Blood From the Mummy's Tomb
Countess Dracula
Creatures the World Forgot
Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde
Hands of the Ripper
Dracula A.D. 1972
Vampire Circus
Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter
Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell
The Satanic Rites of Dracula
The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires

Thankfully, new ones are on the way!

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