BRITISH HORROR FILMS (for my good fren, Tippu Tipps)

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BRITISH HORROR FILMS (for my good fren, Tippu Tipps)

Post by Wallace on Fri May 11, 2018 12:27 am

Horror Hospital 1973

Despite the lame title, this is a good'un.

Sad to see the venerable actor, Dennis Price reduced to a bit role in something like this.

That is the little karlick (dwarf) that played Hop-frog in the Corman Poe adaptation.

Dig the part where coolcat Abraham strolls onto the grounds with that hipster Herb Alpertish muzack.

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Cthulhu Mansion (1992) 

This sucks so bad.

First third of film is totally unnecessary.

Teen thugs murder someone in the fairground Haunted House. They kidnap a stage magician and force him to drive them to his mansion where they can hide from the law. Normally this story could be laid down on film in 5 minutes. here it takes 25.


This movie is like watching Sammy Davis Junior do "Here Comes the Judge" on eternal loop in the middle of HELL.

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PSYCHOMANIA ('73) Just watched it.

Motorcycles amongst the Standing Stones.
Rockin' soundtrack.

The smooth, classy George Sanders in his last role.
The ubiquitous Robert Hardy. I mean - this actor shows up everywhere through all Brit cinema. He must have more roles than Christopher Lee!

They rate this one rather highly, but, IMHopo, good acting does not help much in a failing ,nothing plot: again we have teenage roustabouts making trouble. Zombie-motorcyclists and a pact with The Devil. Ho-hum.

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HORROR EXPRESS '72

Prehistoric man-creature frozen in Manchuriais being transported on Trans Siberian Express.
Telly Savalis -pre-Kojack - shows up 2/3 way thru this film, as a cocksure Cossack.

Well-done but weak, predictable story.
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CITY OF THE DEAD aka HORROR HOTEL

cheap sets but, wot the heck, its made in 1966.
Decent acting. Once again its Christpher Lee.
Witch burnings, curse anorl.

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ISOLATION 

Isolated Irish farm. Cow gives birth to pregnant calf.

Farmer being paid-off.

Genetic modification, loikes.

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POSSESSION '81

A young Australian actor, Sam Neil, who now gets tons of roles, and Adjani - both outrageously over-acting.

First half of movie is dead-boring couple-with-problems fodder. Then it becomes a horror movie. You are reminded of Polanski's "Repulsion" only "Repulsion" is classic and this is just mediocre.
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CRAZE (1973)

Antiques dealer (Jack Palance) has an African idol (the lovegod, Chewkoo) in the basement which demands chickiepoo-sacrifice.
Somehow they looped Hugh Griffith, Diana Dors and Trevor Howard into this rubbish.

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THEATRE OF BLOOD '73

excellent cast:
Vincent & Dennis Price, Micheal Hordern,Eric Sykes,Diana Rigg,Robert Morely......



This one is rated rather highly but Wallesch  saeth, "ho-hum"

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AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS ('71)

Not bad Amicus film - yet another with Patrick McNee

Herbert Lom, Cushing, Rosalie Crutchley...well you can't really go wrong, can you.

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EYE OF THE DEVIL (1966)

Atmospheric Pagan sacrifice film 
David Niven, Deborah Kerr, David Hemmings, & Donald Pleasence get down onnit.
Crops failing...need blood. Holy Wickerman!!

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THE GORGON

You all know the mythology: over 2000 years ago there were three sister-monstrosities, The Gorgons whose gaze could turn men to stone..
The second sister, Medusa , is slain by Perseus, who beheads her , avoiding her gaze by looking at the reflection in his shield.

Well, this here Hammer film, proposes that the spirit of the third sister, Magrathea (or sumfink loike that) , goes to Austro-Hungarian pre WW2 times, possessing a woman's body and habituating a castle that has been empty the last 50 years.

This is a lesser known Hammer and one of the best ones. Good sets, solid acting (Lee, Cushing, and David Troughton (Dr Who). Also that actor wot was in the series, "Sorrell And Son" does a great job here. Director Terrence Fisher is associated with the better Hammers.

Totally shoite special effects at the end - where Lee beheads the Gorgon - but wot do you expect , its made in 1964.

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THE GHOUL

Peter Cushng, John Hurt

You suck Wallace off, okay?

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DOMINIQUE

Jean Simmons, Simon Ward


rubbish
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DARK WATERS


poo.

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INCENSE FOR THE DAMNED aka THE BLOODSUCKERS aka DOCTORS WEAR SCARLET (of course, there are no doctors in this crap film) 1970

Speaking of Wickerman, this has Edward Woodward in it. Cushing,Patrick McNee (Steed of The Avengers).

An Oxford don - he is no more than 25, yet a don! Jesus! It took me 40 years to become a Prog Masterman! - specializing in Greek mythology, falls in with a bad "happening" crowd of decadent youth on the islands of Greece.
You don't find out till most ways through this "film" that - of course - they are vampires of an old Greek Minoan cult.
They have put him under some sorta trance spell. Word gewts round of murdered teens in the countryside traced to this famous Oxford "don".
McNee and three others rush to Greece to find their friend and clear his name.

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The earth dies screaming (1964)

Our old friend, Dennis Price.
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Post by Rudolph-Hucker on Fri May 11, 2018 5:46 am

love them all wally

theater of blood is fucking awesome
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Post by Rudolph-Hucker on Fri May 11, 2018 5:50 am

dr terrors house of horrors wally

me fav hammer horror...fucking awesome
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Post by Tippu Tip on Fri May 11, 2018 8:12 pm

Jesus H Christ you people have fuck all taste!
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