Hammer monsters!

Meet the stars of four newly restored 1960s British horror films

Who Dracula in Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

Hobbies Coming back to life in an unholy ritual and sucking the blood of unsuspecting English tourists in Transylvania

Subtext Foreigners are not to be trusted

Who A 4,000 year old Egyptian mummy in The Mummy’s Shroud (1967)

Hobbies Coming back to life in an ancient ritual and killing the English desecrators of his master’s tomb

Subtext Foreigners are not to be trusted

Who The venomous half-woman, half-snake in The Reptile (1966)

Hobbies Being brought back from the Orient by a mad scientist to kill unsuspecting English villagers

Subtext Travellers to foreign countries are not to be trusted

Who Spooky spectral Martian in Quatermass and the Pit (1967)

Hobbies Escaping its dying planet, being brought back to life from its tomb under a London Tube station, and causing a psychic riot

Subtext Martians are not to be trusted

 

The Hammer Horror Collection DVD/Blu-ray released Wed Mar 6, each film RRP$25.95.

First published on 30 Jan 2013. Updated on 3 Mar 2014.

By Nick Dent   |  
 

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