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Uncovering Curiosities: Freddie Francis’ THE SKULL

They don’t make movies like The Skull anymore. Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee top-line this 1965 British horror that sees Cushing’s occult collector acquire the skull of the Marquis de Sade – but the evil relic soon takes on a life of [...]

September 3, 2021

Remembering The Great Christopher Lee

Few actors have had an impact on so many generations in the way that Christopher Lee did. The tall, dark and enigmatic actor’s deep baritone voice meant that he sounded as iconic as he looked and he had a career which saw him enter the Guinness [...]

May 27, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Joe Dante’s BURYING THE EX

Throughout his career the mighty Joe Dante has always had a knack for successfully infusing horror with other genres. Gremlins saw him reach the darker side of a Spielbergian/Capraesque family drama and The ‘Burbs put a horror spin on a [...]

November 30, 2020

It’s HAMMER Time This November On The Horror Channel

This November the UK’s Horror Channel is celebrating horror cinema at its finest with a Hammer Classics Seasons. The channel is embracing the best of horror by showing The Abominable Snowman, The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula and The Mummy [...]

October 23, 2018

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

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