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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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Episode 23 Kiss of the Vampire

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Hello! And welcome to the twenty-third 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.

A Hammer horror vampire film with neither Peter Cushing or Christopher Lee? Is that allowed? Apparently so. Is it any good? Yes, yes it is. If only for the pretty dresses and masked ball. And the absinthe. It’s probably absinthe. It’s green anyway.

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Bonus Episode 22 The Psychopath

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The twenty-second bonus episode of Hammer House of Podcast is up now!

This month we’re back with Amicus and arrive at 1966’s The Psychopath. It’s a delightful murder mystery with a killer who not only puts a lot of effort into their methods of murdering, but gives every victim a custom-crafted doll of themselves!

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Episode 22 Maniac

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Hello! And welcome to the twenty-second 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 1963’s Maniac (also known as *The* Maniac), we journey to France, and fine scenery, and a surprising array of animals (turkeys!). Alas, while one might expect from the title they’re about to enjoy a fast-paced thrilling horror, this is not the case. Thank goodness there are pretty shots where you can see people horse-riding across the beach. One of us was more impressed by this movie than the other, but not by the end of the podcast. Liz feels very guilty about this.

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Bonus Episode 21 The Ugly Duckling

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The twenty-first bonus episode of Hammer House of Podcast is up now!

This month we return to our Patron requests with 1959’s, rather hard to get hold of, The Ugly Duckling. Sadly, there are no actual ducklings in this film, only Bernard Bresslaw, and he has no feathers whatsoever. But he does act! He acts marvellously! And dances!

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 21 The Damned

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Hello! And welcome to the twenty-first 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 month we’re off to see 1963’s The Damned, which is in many ways too films smooshed together. Neither of them are horror. Sorry about that. But one is very John Wyndam, hurrah!

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Bonus Episode 20 City of the Dead/The Skull

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

And, yes, this is a double episode. Why is it a double episode? Well there are very good reasons, very sound and good reasons, which are wholly Paul’s fault.

But what an excellent pair of films to have together! A gorgeously atmospheric tale of witches in a very English America, followed by a Cushing and Lee pic where they actually *talk* to one another without any manner of attempted murder for whole scenes! Also, there is SkullCam. Which is excellent and NoseSkullCam, which is arguably the single greatest directorial choice we’ve seen so far in our voyage through horror.

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 20 The Phantom of the Opera

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Hello! And welcome to the twentieth 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 Phantom of the Opera, an under-rated delight of a Hammer film. We’re joined by special guest Jonathan Rigby, author of the sublime English Gothic, to discuss theatre politics, underground sewer layers, and dashing romances. Marvel at the comedy charwomen! Be impressed at Herbert Lom’s acting eye! Flail at Patrick Troughton, rat-catcher extraordinaire!

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