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.

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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.

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Episode 8 The Revenge of Frankenstein

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Hello! And welcome to the eighth 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 The Revenge of Frankenstein, sequel to the superb Curse of Frankenstein. Can it possibly live up to its predecessor? Well, it does feature rather more guinea pigs, so it’s off to a good start. And these ones wheek. More importantly, there’s Peter Cushing dashing around the place, cutting up chicken and people, and working on fixing all his mistakes of the first film. Hurrah! Character development! We apologise for the length of this episode. We rather liked the movie.

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Bonus Episode 7 Carry On Screaming!

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The seventh bonus episode of Hammer House of Podcast is now up. This month it’s a very generous and lovely patron who’s given us Carry On Screaming! One of us was very dubious about this choice, one of us was rather delighted, and then we watched it…I’ll say no more.

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Episode 7 The Snorkel

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Hello! And welcome to the seventh 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.

The Snorkel. There is a film called The Snorkel. And that’s what we’re discussing in this week’s Hammer House of Podcast. Is it a horror? Probably not. Is it any good? Yes, yes it is. And not just because there’s a sneaky murder plan where a snorkel is integral. There’s also a plucky girl detective and her dog, Toto, who are going to solve this mystery, beautiful location filming in Italy, and a murderer who only knows two ways to kill people: drowning, and death by snorkel shenanigans.

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