Friday, October 17, 2008

Hammer Horror

Mona's word of the week is "taste."

I got nothin.

Luckily, Hammer films leap into the void. They made a million gloriously weird horror movies in the 60s and 70s. I saw most of them on Friday night Creature Feature. Usually I was fast asleep by the end, as the bat wings flapped into the sunset and the credits rolled.

Feel the cold grip of his presence. Sense the clammy excitement of his evil. Taste the blood...of Dracula!

8 comments:

Maggie said...

That was awesome. I can't believe how much these clips make me want to watch these cheese horrors. I'm thinking I'm going to have to start a new dvd collection...

Gordo said...

Do it, Maggie! They're absolute classics!

Mother of Invention said...

Can't even imagine tasting blood! I've tasted insulin and it's horrible! Give me chocolate! NOW!!

Irrelephant said...

Hammer House made some of the most creepy movies! And I don't know why, it's probably because they used the cheapest film they could buy for the cameras but the colours always looked...feverish. Added a little extra twinge of uneasy to every movie.

Mona Buonanotte said...

Hammer Films are the BEST! You can buy a few on DVD. They always take me back to Saturday afternoons with Sir Graves Ghastly.

OOH! He has a website!
http://www.sirgravesghastly.com/history.htm

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

I love Dracula.

I love Colorado Ballet's Dracula more than any other... but what a great bad guy!

;o)

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Clowncar said...

Maggie, cheese horror is all. And t's the perfect season for it!

They are classics, Gordo. Hammer Films and Toho Studios forever....

Blood tastes like pennies, Moi. And yes, chocolate is preferable to both.

Yeah, Irr, it's like you're watching them in a fever dream.

Mona, ever seen Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter? It may be my favorite Hammer film ever.

Never seen the dance version of Dracula, Scarlett. We'll have to wander up to Denver some time and do so.

Irrelephant said...

Couldn't have put it better myself, CC!