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    http://www.horrorchannel.co.uk/artic...p?feature=5026


    Hammer Comes To The Horror Channel This October.
    By James Whittington
    Posted in: Features, Saturday 10th Sep 2011
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    Scars Of Dracula The name Hammer is synonymous with quality, bloody and very British horror and during October the Horror Channel is celebrating its legacy with a season of its finest movies all with exclusive introductions from Kim Newman.

    You'll find Dracula, Baron Frankenstein, a Mummy, the walking dead and a sinister curse.

    All movies start at 11.10pm and keep checking the site as there's more to come from the house of Hammer here on the Horror Channel.

    Scars Of Dracula - October 1st
    The blood-sucking Hammer horror from 1970, Scars Of Dracula kicks off our season in style. Starring Christopher Lee, Dennis Waterman, Jenny Hanley and Patrick Troughton it concerns a young man and his girlfriend who travel to Dracula's imposing mountain top castle in search of his brother who disappeared in mysterious circumstances. What will they discover? Directed by Roy Ward Baker this fifth Hammer Dracula movie is one of the best.

    Frankenstein Created Woman - October 8th
    Peter Cushing gives an outstanding performance in Frankenstein Created Woman on the 8th. Baron Frankenstein is reanimated by his colleague Dr. Hertz and gets to work bringing a young maiden back to life using the twisted soul of an executed man. Directed by Terence Fisher this 1967 movie from Hammer took the series (to which this was the third entry) in a new direction but lost none of its impact.

    Blood From The Mummy's Tomb - October 15th
    Tomb-raiding terror from Hammer as we dare you to witness Blood From The Mummy's Tomb. The discovery of the preserved remains of an evil Egyptian Queen sparks the transformation of a voluptuous young woman into a 'yummy mummy' with a thirst for murder. Andrew Keir and the voluptuous Valerie Leon lead a cast that journey to a place (the Mummy genre) Hammer should have visited more often.

    Plague Of The Zombies - October 22nd
    Hammer's Plague Of Zombies is an unforgettable tale of dread making you wish they’d made more movies about the shuffling undead. When a plague spreads through a Cornish village it is discovered that the victims' graves are empty and a deranged Squire dabbling in black magic has an army of zombies!

    The Reptile - October 29th
    The Reptile (which was shot at the same time as Plague Of Zombies) is a chilling piece from Hammer with a tight script and cracking direction from John Gilling. A couple move to a Cornish village where it becomes apparent that locals are being killed by a snake-like creature and their neighbour harbours a sickening secret.

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    Senior Member Country: Ireland Edward G's Avatar
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    Thanks for the nod, DB7.
    At last, something to watch on the Horror channel.

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    Hi,
    I do not know the full facts and figures; or if it is being presented privately; or in conjunction with Hemel Hempstead Movie Makers, of which I am a member or not. But we do have a member; who has been a film projectionist, an employee of MGM and has worked for British Transpoert Films. I gather he is presenting an afternoon giving a talk on Hammer Films. I understand he is also showing film clips, and later will be showing a film. I know that it will be on Saturday November 26th in the hall at the Back of The Carey Baptist Church, opposite The Civic Centre and next to The Hemel Hempstead Gazette. I understand it will start at 2pm. I am not sure much beyond that.

    I will come back when I know more details, just in case anyone is interested, and is in a position to come along to Hemel Hempstead.

    Alan French.

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    Many thanks for the excellent info and link DB7
    I remember reading the novelisation of the movie The Scars of Dracula and being quite impressed with both book and film. I'm a great fan of Andrew Keir; and it will be lovely to see spectacularly voluptuous, statuesque 5ft 10ins Valerie Leon as the Egyptian Queen in Blood From The Mummy's Tomb.

    Hope they have the rights to show five of my favourie Hammer Horror films: The Abominable Snowman (1957), the original 1958 Dracula, Quatermas and the Pit (1967), The Devil Rides Out (1968), Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) and Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1971).

    Quatermas and the Pit (1967)


    The Devil Rides Out (1968)
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    Emma
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    Captain Clegg would be my addition.

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    As a bonus The Hammer House of Horror episodes are accompanying the showings.

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    As a bonus The Hammer House of Horror episodes are accompanying the showings.
    Do you mean the Hammer House of Horror TV series episodes or the World of Hammer documentary episodes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m35541 View Post
    Do you mean the Hammer House of Horror TV series episodes or the World of Hammer documentary episodes?
    Tv series.

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    I'm not sure Bonus is the word I'd use for the T.V. Series...

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    This Saturday there are two episodes of the Hammer House of Horror series, followed by Scars of Dracula, followed by a rare showing of Fright (1971)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Waines View Post
    I'm not sure Bonus is the word I'd use for the T.V. Series...
    Really?!? It is great. GREAT!!!!!!!!!!

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    Yay for the TV series and the selection of films. And I also hope Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde gets a showing. Rasputin the Mad Monk would be fun to see again too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Waines View Post
    I'm not sure Bonus is the word I'd use for the T.V. Series...
    No-I'd have used the word 'classic'!

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    Just found this comment on another forum re the showing of the Hammer films on the HC: "How about getting them out on blu-ray instead of a channel no-one watches?"

    What a misery - some people are never satisfied.

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    I recently recorded 'The Blood Beast Terror' via Sky+ on the Horror Channel but the recording was fraught with problems such as loss of audio,freezing and jumping to and fro! Has anyone else experienced any problems with this channel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wideboy View Post
    Just found this comment on another forum re the showing of the Hammer films on the HC: "How about getting them out on blu-ray instead of a channel no-one watches?"

    What a misery - some people are never satisfied.
    I agree. Don't hide them on some rubbish channel. C'mon Hammer!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycad View Post
    I recently recorded 'The Blood Beast Terror' via Sky+ on the Horror Channel but the recording was fraught with problems such as loss of audio,freezing and jumping to and fro! Has anyone else experienced any problems with this channel?
    No, can't say I have -although my visits to this channel are some what limited but watched TONY: London Serial Killer with no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy_Lea View Post
    I agree. Don't hide them on some rubbish channel. C'mon Hammer!!!!!!!!
    Not everyone wants to spend a fortune buying films they'll only watch once or twice. I'm just glad they're getting an airing on a channel which shows them in the correct format.

    And sorry, Jaycad, but no problems recording from the HC here

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    The only problem I've encountered with the Horror Channel was wasting time watching "It" with Roddy McDowell this afternoon !!
    Quote Originally Posted by jaycad View Post
    I recently recorded 'The Blood Beast Terror' via Sky+ on the Horror Channel but the recording was fraught with problems such as loss of audio,freezing and jumping to and fro! Has anyone else experienced any problems with this channel?

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    Cheers 'Sidney Bliss' and 'Cassidy' for your replies-it seems that my Sky+ is due a 'damned good thrashing!'

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