Bonus Episode 11 The Beast Must Die

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The eleventh bonus episode of Hammer House of Podcast is up now!

This month we return to out Patreon choices with 1974’s The Beast Must Die (the *only* film with a Werewolf Break). It’s a delightful combo of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, and The Most Dangerous Game. With werewolves.

As this is a Patrons only episode, and a thank you for supporting our podcast, it’s only available on Patreon and not our regular podcast feed. This, and all previous bonus episodes, are available to any new Patrons for as little as $1 a month.
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Episode 11 The Man Who Could Cheat Death

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Hello! And welcome to the eleventh episode of Hammer House of Podcast, where Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, Elementary) and Lizbeth Myles (Verity!) discuss, in order of UK release, every horror movie made by Hammer Film Productions between 1955 and 1976, from The Quatermass Xperiment to To the Devil… A Daughter.

This month it’s time for The Man Who Cheated Death; it’s about a man…who cheats death. Christopher Lee’s in it, which is lovely, and he wears a tux. Alas, his tux-wearing skills are not quite good enough to distract from the endless five hour scenes where words start to lose all meaning. For one of us. Paul was clearly watching an entirely different movie and didn’t think the world would end before we reached the end credits.

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Bonus Episode 10 The Vault of Horror

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The tenth bonus episode of Hammer House of Podcast is up now!

This month we’re back to the Amicus portmanteau films with 1973’s The Vault of Horror, where we sample a variety of imaginative vampiric cuisine, marvel at Tom Baker’s epic beard, and learn the single biggest mistake one can make in an insurance scam: believing that the perfect plan includes getting yourself buried alive.

As this is a Patrons only episode, and a thank you for supporting our podcast, it’s only available on Patreon and not our regular podcast feed. This, and all previous bonus episodes, are available to any new Patrons for as little as $1 a month.

Episode 10 The Mummy

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Hello! And welcome to the tenth episode of Hammer House of Podcast, where Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, Elementary) and Lizbeth Myles (Verity!) discuss, in order of UK release, every horror movie made by Hammer Film Productions between 1955 and 1976, from The Quatermass Xperiment to To the Devil… A Daughter.

In this month’s episode we encounter a mummy. Not the actual original mummy, but a rewrite of Universal’s original mummy in The Mummy (1959). Hammer have been freed from the shackles of legal worry, having reached an agreement with Universal that means they can now nick their plots and monster designs. Is this a good idea? No. Not really. The Mummy might have Peter Cushing as our dashing hero, and Christopher Lee as the monster, but it’s no Dracula, or Curse of Frankenstein. On the bright side, Christopher Lee wears gold nail polish, and if you have a short memory for plot, you’re in luck! This film will remind you again and again of what just happened.

Show Notes:

Letterboxd List of Hammer House of Podcast movies by Noah Soudrette

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Bonus Episode 9 The Island of Terror

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The ninth bonus episode of Hammer House of Podcast is now up. This month we’re watching 1966’s Island of Terror, selected for us by one of our very generous Patrons. I don’t want to spoil anything, but one of us spent a worrying amount of time trying to figure out if the titular island was Scottish or Irish. The same person spent a lot of this movie rather indignant that the people making the movie didn’t seem to realise the romantic hero was meant to be Peter Cushing, not this rather less dashing Edward Judd fellow.

As this is a Patrons only episode, and a thank you for supporting our podcast, it’s only available on Patreon and not our regular podcast feed. This, and all previous bonus episodes, are available to any new Patrons for as little as $1 a month.

Episode 9 The Hound of the Baskervilles

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Hello! And welcome to the ninth episode of Hammer House of Podcast, where Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, Elementary) and Lizbeth Myles (Verity!) discuss, in order of UK release, every horror movie made by Hammer Film Productions between 1955 and 1976, from The Quatermass Xperiment to To the Devil… A Daughter.

In this month’s episode we arrive at Hammer’s first and only foray into the world of Sherlock Holmes. It’s 1959’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, where Peter Cushing does some spectacular running through mist and moor, and one of us genuinely thinks the Great Dane in a mask looks scary. And we’ve also got a special guest! It’s James Goss, writer of many excellent things, but most relevant here is his play, The Gentlemen of Horror, a poignant and intimate work exploring the friendship between Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee through the decades.

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Bonus Episode 8 Tales from the Crypt

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The eighth bonus episode of Hammer House of Podcast is now up. This month we’re returning to the Amicus portmanteau films with 1972’s Tales from the Crypt, a delightful assortment of stories featuring Joan Collins as an inept murderer foiled by Santa Claus, and the scariest Crystal Maze challenge ever created. Alas, while there is a cryptkeeper, it’s not *the* Crypt-Keeper. He does have a nice cowl though.

As this is a Patrons only episode, and a thank you for supporting our podcast, it’s only available on Patreon and not our regular podcast feed. This, and all previous bonus episodes, are available to any new Patrons for as little as $1 a month.