Episode 20 The Phantom of the Opera


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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Bonus Episode 6 Asylum


The sixth bonus episode of Hammer House of Podcast is now up. This month we continue with the Amicus portmanteau films but, alas, have reached one with a literal title. Luckily there’s a walking decapitated head, a tiny organic robot, and Peter Cushing being marvellous to distract from a title that actually makes sense.

As this is a Patrons only episode, and a thank you for supporting our podcast, it’s only available on Patreon and not our regular podcast feed. This and all previous bonus episodes are available to any new Patreons, should you like to sign-up!