The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

TERENCE FISHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1959. Hammer Films. Screenplay by Peter Bryan, based on the novel by Arthur Conan Doyle. Cinematography by Jack Asher. Produced by Anthony Hinds. Music by James Bernard. Production Design by Bernard Robinson. Costume Design by Molly Arbuthnot. Film Editing by Alfred Cox. One of the…

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Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

ALAN GIBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1972.  Hammer Films.  Screenplay by Don Houghton, based on characters created by Bram Stoker.   Cinematography by Dick Bush.  Produced by Josephine Douglas.  Music by Michael Vickers.  Production Design by Don Mingaye.  Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by James Needs. Hammer horror silliness should…

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The Vampire Lovers (1970)

ROY WARD BAKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1970.  Hammer Films.   Screenplay by Tudor Gates, adaptation by Harry Fine, Tudor Gates, Michael Style, based on the story Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu.   Cinematography by Moray Grant.   Produced by Harry Fine, Michael Style.  Music by Harry Robertson.  Production Design by Scott MacGregor.  Costume…

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These Are The Damned (1962)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Alternate Title: The Damned United Kingdom, 1962.  Hammer Films.  Screenplay by Evan Jones, based on the novel by H.L. Lawrence.   Cinematography by Arthur Grant.   Produced by Anthony Hinds.   Music by James Bernard.   Production Design by Bernard Robinson.  Costume Design by Molly Arbuthnot.   Film Editing by Reginald Mills….

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Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb (1971)

SETH HOLT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   United Kingdom, 1971. EMI Films, Hammer Films. Screenplay by Christopher Wicking, based on the novel The Jewel of Seven Stars by Bram Stoker. Cinematography by Arthur Grant. Produced by Howard Brandy. Music by Tristram Cary. Production Design by Scott MacGregor. Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows. Film Editing…

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The Woman In Black (2012)

JAMES WATKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom/Canada/Sweden, 2012.  Cross Creek Pictures, Hammer Films, Alliance Films, UK Film Council, Talisman Productions, Exclusive Media Group, Film i Väst, Filmgate Films, Filmgate.  Screenplay by Jane Goldman, based on the novel by Susan Hill.  Cinematography by Tim Maurice-Jones.  Produced by Richard Jackson, Simon Oakes, Brian Oliver.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Kave…

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When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth (1970)

VAL GUEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  United Kingdom, 1970.  Hammer Films.  Screenplay by Val Guest, treatment by J.G. Ballard.  Cinematography by Dick Bush.  Produced by Aida Young.  Music by Mario Nascimbene.  Production Design by John Blezard.  Costume Design by Carl Toms.  Film Editing by Peter Curran.   Definitely worth watching for the kitsch factor if not the visual effects, which were groundbreaking…

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Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1968)

FREDDIE FRANCIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1968.  Hammer Films.  Screenplay by Anthony Hinds, based on the character created by Bram Stoker.   Cinematography by Arthur Grant.   Produced by Aida Young.  Music by James Bernard.  Production Design by Bernard Robinson.  Costume Design by Jill Thompson.  Film Editing by Spencer Reeve.   All the Hammer horror films starring Christopher Lee as the…

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One Million Years B.C. (1966)

DON CHAFFEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom, 1966.  Associated British-Pathé, Hammer Films.  Screenplay by Michael Carreras, adapted from a screenplay by Mickell Novack, George Baker, Joseph Frickert.  Cinematography by Wilkie Cooper.  Produced by Michael Carreras.  Music by Mario Nascimbene.  Production Design by Robert Jones.  Costume Design by Carl Toms.  Film Editing by Tom Simpson.   Quest For Fire definitely ruined any chances…

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The Anniversary (1968)

ROY WARD BAKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom, 1968.  Associated British-Pathé, Hammer Films.  Screenplay by Jimmy Sangster, based on the play by Bill MacIlwraith.  Cinematography by Harry Waxman.  Produced by Jimmy Sangster.  Music by Philip Martell.  Production Design by Reece Pemberton.  Costume Design by Mary Gibson.  Film Editing by Peter Weatherley.   Bette Davis has so much fun chewing the scenery…

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