HAMMER HALLOWEEN HORROR DOUBLE FEATURE w/Peter Cushing. Two color flicks from early in the series of updated horror movies made at Hammer Studios in the late ’50s. The movies were made for adult audiences and were notable for focusing more on gory details than previous horror films.
Revenge of Frankenstein (Hammer/Columbia, 1958) Color–91 minutes. Directed by Terence Fisher. On the lam from his past experiments, Dr. Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) lands a job at a hospital, where he can work in peace. There he creates a new creature but, predictably, things go wrong, and the monster escapes on a quest for human flesh. “Expertly executed example of a golden time in British cinema – one to savour.” –Empire Magazine
The Mummy (Hammer/Warner Bros., 1959) Color–88 minutes. Directed by Terence Fisher. An Egyptologist (Felix Aylmer) and his son (Peter Cushing) excavate the tomb of a mummified princess and and bring it to a London museum. But the mummy assigned to guard the princess in the afterlife (Christopher Lee) has objections, and goes on a murderous rampage in England. “Stylish Hammer Horror film.” –Leonard Maltin’s Movie & Video Guide
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 91 + 88 + 10 Minute intermission = 189 Minutes
Venue: Capitol Theatre
Format: Digital Print
- October 26, 2019 7:00 pm