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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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.

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Bonus Episode 19 The Wicker Man

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

The Wicker Man is only one of the very best films of all time. Co-incidently it’s also filmed all around where Liz lives, yay! For this most uncanny of horrors we’re joined by esteemed writer Cavan Scott, who reveals he made the most marvellous of all possible Wicker Man homages in a Star Wars comic. (He apologises a lot for promoting, but it is relevant, v relevant, so relevant I’m mentioning it here because it made me so happy.)

But, yes, a remote Scottish island, a missing girl, an uptight Catholic/Calvinist (er, we’re not sure) puritan in the form of the sublime Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, singing, dancing, and a (spoiler) whacking great wicker man. It’s good. It’s very very good.

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Episode 16 Taste of Fear

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Hello! And welcome to the sixteenth 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 episode we’re joined by documentary-maker Chris Chapman for the delightful horror-thriller A Taste of Fear. After the last Hammer thiller, there was some trepidation approaching this one, but Jimmy Sangster rarely disappoints. A Taste of Fear is a gorgeous movie, one that we’re slightly bewildered isn’t more well known, and if you haven’t seen we advise you to try and give it a watch before listening to the podcast. So often the final act of a horror or a thriller can leave you feeling disappointed and unsatisfied, but A Taste of Fear is so very keen that that doesn’t happen, and is very much worth going into entirely unspoiled.

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Episode 14 The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll

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Hello! And welcome to the fourteenth 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 Hammer House of Podcast, we reach 1960’s The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll. Don’t let the title fool you, there’s only one face, but it comes in bearded and clean-shaven version. Marvel at how both Jekyll and Hyde are awful people! Delight that Christopher Lee has a real proper acting part that he’s very good at! And despair at the endless can-can scenes!

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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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