Hello! And welcome to the twenty-fourth 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.
In 1964’s Paranoiac, Oliver Reed returns for Jimmy Sangster’s final shot at a moody suspense thriller. It has a lot to say about the advantages of being an aunt’s favourite nephew. Not least of all the fact that she’ll make a really scary mask and pretend to be your dead brother. But she’s helping (no, really, she’s actually trying to help.) And if the plot doesn’t al quite hang together, Oliver Reed does a marvellous job of distracting you from it with his acting skills.