Hammer Giveaway: Countess Dracula BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO

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Synapse Films & Horrornews join forces for a great new giveaway – Countess Dracula Blu-ray / DVD combo pack !   All you need to do is email joyhorror@horrornews.net and put Countess Dracula in the subject line.   In the body of the email,  enter your full name and complete mailing address. United States ONLY.  Winners will be picked at random in the upcoming weeks. COUNTESS DRACULA RISES! The beautiful Ingrid Pitt (The Wicker Man, Where Eagles … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Quiet Ones (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Videographer Brian McNeil is asked to join Oxford Profressor Joseph Coupland and his group of Quiet Ones, a small group of trusted students who help him investigate the supernatural. Coupland needs Brian to record their experiments involving a young girl, Jane Harper, who is prone to unexplained projections similar to those described as poltergeist activity. Coupland hopes to be able to isolate the entity, remove it from the subject and cure her of her … Continue reading

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Hammer Giveaway: Frankenstein Created Women Blu-Ray

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HorrorNews.net wants to give you a copy of the Hammer Cult Classic, Frankenstein Created Women now available on Blu-ray.   Here is what you need to do — Email joyhorror@horrornews.net and put “Frankenstein Created Women” in the subject line.  In the body of the email, please list your full name and complete address.  US Only. To kick-off the upcoming New Year, Millennium Entertainment is pleased to reveal their plans for a high-definition release of the cult … Continue reading

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Hammer down with 3 new releases on Bluray

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Hammer Films seems to really be getting a boost these days in the way of new books coming out and film releases. Word was sent over that in fact 3 Studio Canal films will be arriving on Bluray. Exciting stuff. All available this Feb 27 Dracula: Prince of Darkness First Sequel to the Hammer Studios version of the Dracula Legend teaming Christopher Lee as the Count and his arch enemy Peter Cushing as the famous … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Icons of Suspense: Hammer Films (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Hammer Films made their name with monsters and vampires, but this third complication from Columbia Pictures – all new to DVD – proves they could frighten you without them. Topping the set is the uncut version of the futuristic classic THESE ARE THE DAMNED, directed by the legendary Joseph Losey. Peter Cushing and Andre Morell match wits in CASH ON DEMAND. Oscar®-winning cinematographer Guy Green (1947, Great Expectations) directed THE SNORKEL, about a young … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wake Wood (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: The parents of a girl who was killed by a savage dog are granted the opportunity to spend three days with their deceased daughter. REVIEW: Director – David Keating Starring – Eva Birthistle, Aidan Gillen, Timothy Spall Resurrection. A theme and plot that has been covered many times before in horror movies. So I have to give credit to the filmmakers of Wake Wood for not only keeping the film entertaining, but giving a … Continue reading

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Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: Remembering Ingrid Pitt (1937 – 2010)

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In the span of a few years, Ingrid Pitt burst upon the horror scene and left an indelible mark on the halls of horror. With her stunning, voluptuous beauty and top-notch talent, she solidified her position as a leading scream queen in the history of horror. For Hammer Films, she launched the Karnstein trilogy with Vampire Lovers (1970) proving a female vampire lead is just as viable as a male counterpart and starred in a … Continue reading

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Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: Michael Ripper, an introduction

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Michael Ripper, an introduction This Halloween season, I’ve been sitting down each weekend with my nine year old daughter to watch the Hammer horror festival on Turner Classic Movies. Horror of Dracula, The Mummy, Curse of Frankenstein, Plague of the Zombies, they’re all here. As we began our third week of flicks to enjoy, my daughter made an enlightening observation; she began to recognize a recurring actor in many of the films we were enjoying. … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of History Repeating?

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If we look at today’s horror output from major Hollywood studios we must ask the question “Is Hollywood making the same mistakes it has before?” A quick glance at movies currently in production shows a terribly high number of remakes and sequels, (monikered as ‘franchises’ by production companies) much to the dismay of many horror fans. It seems like major studios have bombarded us with unoriginal ideas for many a year now. Yet, we know … Continue reading

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Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: Female Movie Monsters

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The most famous of Universal Monsters are the Frankenstein Monster, Count Dracula, the Wolfman, the Mummy and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Horror icons of classic thriller cinema are Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr., Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Vincent Price. Modern horror monsters are Freddy Kruger, Michael Myers, Leatherface, Jason Voorhees and Pinhead. It is easy to see that the horror genre is a male dominated field of cinema.  Most of … Continue reading

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