Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Trailers: Hammer Studios

    In continuing with Horror film trailers I want to bring up a couple of my favorite films from Great Britain. England's famed Hammer Studios created gothic horror films between the 1950s and 1970s. Starring the deep spoken and eerie Christopher Lee and the sophistication of Peter Cushing, the studio reinvented the classics:  Dracula, Frankenstein and the Mummy. These films were very campy, stylish and contained that suave, elite British sense of grammar and class. And that blood, with its almost bright reddish-organge tint that looks fabulous on celluloid. Here are two of my favorites with Horror of Dracula (1958) and The Curse of Frankenstein (1957). Enjoy.

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