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.
Download or listen to Episode 18 The Shadow of the Cat now: