Hammer Horror fans in the UK are in for a treat
next month as The Horror Channel broadcasts a
month-long season of classic Hammer films and
TV shows, hosted by film critic Kim Newman.
As Newman commented “Where else would
you find proper British acting, low-cut nighties,
Cushing and Lee, ripping excitement and a touch
or two of proper creepiness?.” Not
to mention bats puking blood, the first decent
zombie film, snake women, soul transplants, gratuitous
nudity and Valerie Leon's remarkable cleavage...
The season is a mixed bag of Hammer films from
the 1960s and 70s, with the surprisingly gory
Scars of Dracula (pictured),
Frankenstein Created Woman, the
excellent Blood from the Mummy’s
Tomb and mid-Sixties classics Plague
of the Zombies and The Reptile,
as well as all thirteen episodes of the legendary
1980 TV series Hammer House of Horror.
With Hammer Films rarely appearing on TV these
days, this is a welcome season of classic horror!
Horror Channel is on Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat