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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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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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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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 19 Captain Clegg

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Hello! And welcome to the nineteenth 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.

Technically, maybe, Captain Clegg may not be a horror movie, but it does have Peter Cushing in it, and a scary marsh, and skeletons on skeletal horses…which sounds quite horror-ish but that’s merely a cunning ruse in the first five minutes to suggest it might be a horror. And the first two minutes is a cunning to ruse to suggest it might be a pirate movie. It is neither of these things. Rather tis a charming tale of 18th century village life very rudely interrupted by some soldiers who have issues with reasonably priced fine wines. For shame.

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Episode 18 The Shadow of the Cat

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Hello! And welcome to the eighteenth 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.

Cats! Aren’t they wonderful? And just to show how wonderful they are, Hammer made a whole film about their loyalty, tenacity, intelligence, and profound sense of justice. It’s not the cat’s fault the humans keep having the same conversation over and over again, which is perhaps not the most entertaining choice that could have been made. But Barbara Shelley and Andre Morell are there to try and make things better. They don’t always succeed, but they try dammit.

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Episode 17 The Curse of the Werewolf

curseofthewerewolfHello! And welcome to the seventeenth 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 Curse of the Werewolf is a charming tale with beautiful sets, characters, and performances. Or it’s a thing that happens with no shape or point. There may be some slight disagreement this episode, but no-one can disagree about the goats: they are delightful. More goats please.

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