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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

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


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

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