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    Senior Member Country: England cassidy's Avatar
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    One of Hammer's finest (IMHO) The Plague of The Zombies on The Horror Channel tonight/tomorrow morning at 2.25am or 1 hour later on Plus. Pleasant dreams.



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    A helluva late screening!

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    Senior Member Country: Spain Rowdon's Avatar
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    Could this be the classic Hammer, if you had to choose just one?

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    The Devil Rides Out for me.

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    Senior Member Country: Great Britain scenesixty's Avatar
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    There are countless films that forum member's would claim to be THE classic one (for them). My choice would have to be 'Nightmare' for cinematography, lighting, location scene(s) pace, direction and a tour de force by Redmond. Not every film HAS to be in colour (or) feature a 'monster' of some sort..

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    Indeed scenesixty high on my list of Hammer favourites is a b/w non-monster film called Cash On Demand featuring Peter Cushing and Andre Morrell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barney View Post
    Indeed scenesixty high on my list of Hammer favourites is a b/w non-monster film called Cash On Demand featuring Peter Cushing and Andre Morrell.
    Indeed Barney: "Your wife has an electrode attached to each of her temples-any wrongdoing on your part Fordyce will result in an electrical discharge..."

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    Senior Member Country: UK Paul Waines's Avatar
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    Being a big Hammer fan, I just don't think I could narrow it down to one film. Many say Brides of Dracula is the ultimate Hammer, others Dracula. I must say one of their hardest hitting films was Never take Sweets from a Stranger. I do love my Monsters though, and Curse of Frankenstein takes some beating, I just couldn't narrow it down to one....

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    Senior Member Country: England cassidy's Avatar
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    My top ten
    1 The Curse of Frankenstein
    2 Dracula
    3 Hound of The Baskervilles
    4 Captain Clegg
    5 The Mummy
    6 Plague of The Zombies
    7 X the Unknown
    8 The Quatermass Xperiment
    9 The Camp on Blood Island
    10 Brides of Dracula

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    Senior Member Country: Spain Rowdon's Avatar
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    I agree with scenesixty and Paul Waines: my post was not meant to indicate that it was the best Hammer production or even my favourite. I certainly couldn't narrow my Hammers down to one either; Nightmare has ingredients that The Curse of Frankenstein doesn't, and vice versa, and while I recognise that Dracula is a superior film, it is the later sequel Dracula has Risen from the Grave that I love more - I don't know or want to know why.

    I only meant that Plague of the Zombies is, in some quarters, seen as the film you would show if you wanted to explain to someone what "Hammer Horror" is. I think it's a lovely film that hangs together well, but can also be broken down into representative (rather than 'typical') Hammer ingredients. So it's a good place to start of you want to know what Hammer is all about. Well, not all about - I mean, it doesn't give many clues to Dick Barton Special Agent or Holiday on the Buses.

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    Senior Member Country: Scotland Gerald Lovell's Avatar
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    Having watched Dracula again recently, I have to conclude it's my favourite of the Hammer gothics, though I do like The Brides of Dracula and The Kiss of the Vampire (the batty ending notwithstanding). Otherwise, Cash on Demand is excellent too, as is Taste of Fear. Hammer comedy is generally another matter.

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    My favourite Hammer film is Nearest And Dearest :)

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    You would be hard pushed to beat "That's your Funeral" or "Shatter"

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