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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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:

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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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