Tag Archives: Peter Cushing

Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb

It’s nearly Christmas, so let us think of those less fortunate than us: specifically, the Mummy.  Even before this summer’s Tom Cruise-led flop, ol’ bandage face had a chequered screen history.  The 1932 Universal feature had Boris Karloff in front of the camera, Karl Freund

The Gorgon

The most famous monsters in Hammer Studios’ repertoire were essentially the same ones Universal had hit paydirt with in the 1930s: Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, the mummy.  But Hammer had plenty of other things to shock and disturb audiences with – zombies, Satanists, aliens, man-lizards and, at

Classic Film Kid: Star Wars

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, spoilers lay ahead… Hello guys, and welcome again to my Classic Film Kid blog! Today we are summing the word classic up to a T by reviewing one of the most iconic and influential films

Fright Night

Horror directors in the 1970s enjoyed expressing themselves through the language of exploitation, fast forward to the 1990s and beyond and a sea change was made towards a more cynical, cheap, production line designed to make as big a profit as possible, of course, there

The Complete Dr Phibes

Arrow films resume their retrospective of the finest titles from Vincent Price’s filmography with a boxset showcasing Robert Fuest’s Doctor Phibes films – the Abominable Dr Phibes and Dr Phibes rises again. Before moving onto the films themselves the matter of the bundle is in

Theatre of Blood

Vincent Price had a very successful career in the wilderness of genre. As such the most variety he had was as a young man, long before he became the icon he was in later life and long before he collaborated with Roger Corman. The recognizable