Love Horror’s Top Hammer Horrors on Shudder


Horror movie streaming service Shudder has a terrifying ton of great horror movies, so we thought we would delve into some of their specially curated Shudder Collections to pick some of our favorite frighteners.

Here is what Shudder has to say about their HAMMER’S HELLIONS Collection:
Hammer Films. The very name conjures countless terrors hiding in the shadows. From the 1950s through to the ’70s, this enduring horror brand was home to the best known gothic terror of the era, starring film icons such as Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Ingrid Pitt and others. Truly the gold standard in British horror, Hammer was the sinister cinematic home of Frankenstein, Dracula, the Mummy and many more.

Here are our top 3 including review quotes:
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
“In our modern society where plastic surgery, genetic engineering and cloning are an everyday reality the morality of science and the limits human kind should go to in toying with matters of life and death are even more important now than they ever where when Mary Shelley’s book was first published and that is The Curse of Frankenstein and why its legacy has lasted so long.”
Read the rest of our review Here, watch the movie on Shudder Here and the trailer below:

Dracula (1958)
“Lee is just as good embodying both the human and animal side of Count Dracula perfectly and evoking power, primal fear and forcefulness using very few words, his sheer cinematic presence enough to command the forces of darkness and his female victims to his own evil will.”
Read the rest of our review Here, watch the movie on Shudder Here and the trailer below:

The Mummy (1959)
“Overall, as a piece of British Cinema, The Mummy is one of our classics, which we should be very proud of. Built on a miniscule budget by a team who had to be thrifty and imaginative in order to adapt a set which was basically the same for all the films at the Bray studio, it is a testament to low budget directors to aspire to. If a company in 1959 can make a film like The Mummy on next to nothing, surely low budget directors are capable of so much more in today’s age? That’s something I think I’ll leave you to ponder over.”
Read the rest of our review Here, watch the movie on Shudder Here and the trailer below:


Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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