Review: “Maniac” Follows A Frenetic Path  

Mark Fraser reflects upon a modestly enterprising moment in British cinema history...
Posted On 21 May 2018

“Fanatic” Is Suitably Berserk

It took Hammer just three years after the arrival of the so-called “hag horror” movie to submit its own entry to this sub-genre...
Posted On 07 Feb 2018

“Torture Garden” Is More Than Mere Curiosity

More curio than serious purchase for the fair weather fan, Torture Garden is wasted on those not truly interested in the genre, whilst illustrating the limitations of unchecked creative freedom...
Posted On 28 Nov 2017

“The Hound of the Baskervilles” Proves To Be A Mixed Breed

Mark Fraser looks back at a Hammer horror film which appreciated the concept of poetic licence...
Posted On 24 Apr 2016

Reviews: The Mummy’s Shroud & Rasputin The Mad Monk

Chris Wharfe takes a look at two classic Hammer Horror films - The Mummy's Shroud and Rasputin The Mad Monk. Both have recently been released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK.

Review: The Reptile

Andy Boxall takes a look at Hammer Films' 1966 movie The Reptile as more of the great British studio's films are released on blu-ray. How does The Reptile shape up?
Posted On 13 Jul 2012

Review: Wake Wood

Hammer Horror makes a welcome return with David Keating's Wake Wood. But does it live up to the great traditions of one of British cinema's finest production studios?

The History and Influence of Hammer Films

Hammer is remembered today for its horror films, which is to be expected since the genre produced their most iconic films and characters, but is did start out making dramas and comedies, and also period-action films. Horror movies didn’t even register as half their output. As a...