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Celebrate 60 Years Of Hammer Horror

Readers of Movies in Focus will know that I have a huge appreciation for Hammer Horror movies. The films from the British horror studio have a style of their own and they dripped with a wonderful gothic atmosphere. Hammer’s first horror film [...]

August 5, 2017

Movies In Focus’ Top 20 Horror Films

It’s very difficult to distill something into a list of ‘bests’. However, sometimes it’s good to take stock of something and evaluate the quality, trying to understand what it should or shouldn’t be. I’ve been writing about films for a [...]

October 30, 2016

Obituary: Christopher Lee 1922 – 2015

<> on August 7, 2013 in Locarno, Switzerland. Christopher Lee died on 7 June 2015 from respiratory problems and heart failure. He was 93 years old. Few actors have had an impact on so many generations in the way that Lee did. The tall, dark [...]

June 11, 2015

Blu-ray Review: THE MUMMY Is Classic Hammer Horror

Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee lead the cast in Terence Fisher’s 1959 horror, The Mummy. It’s a classy and luscious looking film that uses Universal’s Mummy movies for inspiration, while giving it that unmistakeable Hammer feel. The action [...]

October 12, 2013

Book Review: PETER CUSHING: A LIFE IN FILM

Peter Cushing will forever be synonymous with horror. The actor’s work with Hammer Films helped cement his place in movie history; while his role in Star Wars also showed that he was equally at home playing the villain (and intimidating even Darth [...]

April 28, 2013

What Frightened Me – DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS

As a child I had the fantastic opportunity to see films For artistic or cultural merit that many “stricter parents” may have had issue with. This brings me to Dracula: Prince of Darkness; a film which terrified me as a kid and left an indelible [...]

April 24, 2013

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