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Upcoming Films

After a request from a listener, here is the complete list of films we’ll be covering on the podcast. The ones in brackets will be the bonus episodes for Patreon supporters:

July 27th: (The Wickerman)
August 13th: The Phantom of the Opera (25/06/62)
August 27th: (The City of the Dead/The Skull)
September 13th: The Damned (20/05/63)
September 27th: (The Ugly Duckling.)
October 13th: Maniac (20/05/63).
October 27th: (The Psychopath.)

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Bonus Episode 30 What Became Of Jack And Jill?

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June’s bonus episode is Amicus’s What Became of Jack and Jill? (1972). It’s an awful film, really awful. Now let’s pretend this never happened and look forward to next month’s Horror Express.

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 all new Patrons for as little as $1 a month.

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Episode 30 She

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Hello! And welcome to the thirtieth episode of Hammer House of Podcast, where Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, Elementary) and Lizbeth Myles (Big Finish, 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.

Here is a terrible, terrible plan: take a story written in 1887 and filled with Victorian racist tropes, and then make it into a film 80 years and include all of those racist tropes. That’s what happens with 1965’s She.

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Bonus Episode 29 Dead of Night

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May’s bonus episode is Dead of Night (1945), a Patreon request, and the very first horror anthology film, heavily influencing Amicus’s own anthologies. And originating the trope of the evil ventriloquist dummy. It’s also a darn fine film.

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Episode 29 Fanatic

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Hello! And welcome to the twenty-ninth episode of Hammer House of Podcast, where Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, Elementary) and Lizbeth Myles (Big Finish, 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.

We don’t want to raise expectations, but 1965’s Fanatic is a bit great. And, despite the title, there’s actually a fanatic in it! Shock, horror! Join as as we flail about classy direction, witty dialogue, and the astonishing life of Tallulah Bankhead.

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Bonus Episode 28 I, Monster

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This month’s bonus episode is 1971’s I, Monster, from Amicus. Christopher Lee! Peter Cushing! Cat murder! …never going to forgive the cat murder.

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Episode 28 The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb

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Hello! And welcome to the twenty-eighth episode of Hammer House of Podcast, where Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, Elementary) and Lizbeth Myles (Big Finish, 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.

1964’s The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb is the sort of movie that exists to remind you of how precious your time is, and how you should use it to watch other movies. Any other movies.

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Bonus Episode 27 The Flesh and the Fiends

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This month’s bonus episode is the surprisingly classy The Flesh and the Fiends. Join Peter Cushing, Donald Pleasance, and Billie Whitelaw for a historical horror as we follow the (rather accurate) tale of Burke and Hare.

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Episode 27 The Gorgon

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Hello! And welcome to the twenty-seventh episode of Hammer House of Podcast, where Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, Elementary) and Lizbeth Myles (Big Finish, 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.

For 1964’s The Gorgon, we’re joined by the brilliant John Rogers, creator of Leverage and The Librarians. (If you’ve no interest in Hammer, but love The Librarians, I rec the first five minutes of the podcast.) Prepare for a deep dive into the messy awesomenes of The Gorgon, a healthy amount of perfectly rational love for Peter Cushing, and ardent appreciation of how much Barbara Shelley can do with such thinly written characters.

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Bonus Episode 26 Scream And Scream Again

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This year’s second bonus episode is the rather marvellous Scream and Scream Again. Starring Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, and Peter Cushing. Don’t get *too* excited though. Cushing’s only in one scene, and not with the other two. But a movie with Peter Cushing is always better than one without.

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Episode 26 The Evil of Frankenstein

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Hello! And welcome to the twenty-sixth episode of Hammer House of Podcast, where Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, Elementary) and Lizbeth Myles (Big Finish, 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.

Ah, The Evil of Frankenstein. A Frankenstein movie. From Hammer. With Peter Cushing. What could go wrong? Or, a question with a shorter answer, what went right with this movie? Tis a sad month at the Hammer House of Podcast as we discuss the most painfully underwhelming of the Frankenstein series.

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