Creature Double Feature 6: FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN (Hammer/20th Century-Fox 1967)/FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED (Hammer/Warner Bros 1969)

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Hammer Horrors were a staple of Boston’s late, lamented “Creature Double Feature” (WLVI-TV 56), so today let’s take a look at a demonic duo of Frankenstein fright films starring the immortal Peter Cushing in his signature role as the villainous Baron Frankenstein.

FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN was the fourth in Hammer’s Frankenstein series, made three years after EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN. The Baron is back (after having apparently been blown to smithereens last time around), this time tampering with immortal souls rather than mere brain transplants. The movie features some ahead-of-its-time gender-bending as well, with the soul of an unjustly executed man transmogrified into the body of his freshly dead (via suicide) girlfriend, now out for vengeance!

Young Hans (Robert Morris), who watched his father guillotined as a child, grows up to work for muddle-headed alcoholic Dr. Hertz (Thorley Walters , in an amusing performance), who revives the cryogenically frozen Baron…

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4 Shots From 4 Films: The Plague of the Zombies, Frankenstein Created Woman, The Mummy’s Shroud, The Satanic Rites of Dracula

4 Shots From 4 Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 Shots From 4 Films lets the visuals do the talking.

Today, we pay tribute to the TSL’s favorite British studio with….

4 Shots From 4 Hammer Films

The Plague of the Zombies (1966, dir by John Gilling)

Frankenstein Created Woman (1967, dir by Terence Fisher)

The Mummy’s Shroud (1967, dir by John Gilling)

The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973, dir by Alan Gibson)

Trailers for Halloween, Part 2

For the second part of my three-part Halloween edition of Lisa Marie’s Favorite Grindhouse and Exploitation Trailers, I’ve chosen six trailers from the legendary library of Hammer films.  Enjoy!

1) Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb (1971)

The Hammer Mummy films never get as much respect as the old Hammer Dracula and Frankenstein films.  This is mostly because the Mummy films tend to drag and the Mummy never quite had the charisma of a Christopher Lee or a Peter Cushing.  Still, mummies are pretty freaky.  I’d probably be more scared of them if I lived in an area with a larger concentration of archeological digs.

2) Taste The Blood of Dracula (1970)

I just happen to like the title of this one. 

3) Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)

“Black Belt Vs. Black Magic!”

4) The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

The great Oliver Reed sets the standard by which all future werewolves in London will be judged.

5) Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1971)

The title pretty much says it all.

6) Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)

Again, the title pretty much says it all.