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Huge Hammer Films screening series in NYC this summer!

Friday, May 11, 2018 | Events, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The British studio that reinvented the horror genre is getting an extensive retrospective in New York City, including a number of 35mm screenings. Read on for the full details!

The Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street) will present “Hammer’s House of Horror Part I: The Classic Years 1956-1967” May 30-June 19. The lineup includes Terence Fisher’s THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN and HORROR OF DRACULA, the two films that launched Hammer’s bloody-full-color franchises featuring the classic screen creatures, both on 35mm. In fact, 22 of the 32 movies in the series will be in that format; the full lineup is:

  • THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN (Val Guest, 1957, UK, 91m, 35mm)
  • THE BRIDES OF DRACULA (Terence Fisher, 1960, UK, 85m, 35mm)
  • THE CAMP ON BLOOD ISLAND (Val Guest, 1958, UK, 82m, 35mm)
  • CASH ON DEMAND (Quentin Lawrence, 1961, UK, 89m, 35mm)
  • THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Terence Fisher, 1957, UK, 83m, 35mm)
  • THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY’S TOMB (Michael Carreras, 1964, UK, 81m, 35mm)
  • THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF (Terence Fisher, 1961, UK, 93m, DCP)
  • THE DAMNED (a.k.a. THESE ARE THE DAMNED; Joseph Losey, 1962, UK, 96m, DCP)
  • THE DEVIL RIDES OUT (a.k.a. THE DEVIL’S BRIDE; Terence Fisher, 1968, UK, 95m, 16mm)
  • DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS (Terence Fisher, 1966, UK, 90m, 35mm)
  • THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN (Freddie Francis, 1964, UK, 84m, 16mm)
  • FANATIC (a.k.a. DIE! DIE! MY DARLING; Silvio Narizzano, 1965, UK, 97m, 35mm)
  • FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN (Terence Fisher, 1967, UK, 92m, 35mm)
  • THE GORGON (Terence Fisher, 1964, UK, 83m, DCP)
  • HORROR OF DRACULA (pictured; Terence Fisher, 1958, UK, 82m, 35mm)
  • THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (Terence Fisher, 1959, UK, 87m, 16mm)
  • HYSTERIA (Freddie Francis, 1965, UK, 85m, 16mm)
  • THE MUMMY (Terence Fisher, 1959, UK, 88m, 35mm)
  • THE NANNY (Seth Holt, 1965, UK, 93m, 16mm)
  • NEVER TAKE SWEETS FROM A STRANGER (Cyril Frankel, 1960, UK, 91m, 35mm)
  • ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. (Don Chaffey, 1966, UK, 100m, DCP)
  • THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Terence Fisher, 1962, UK, 84m, 35mm)
  • THE PIRATES OF BLOOD RIVER (John Gilling, 1962, UK, 87m, 35mm)
  • QUATERMASS AND THE PIT (a.k.a. FIVE MILLION YEARS TO EARTH; Roy Ward Baker, 1967, UK, 98m, 35mm)
  • THE QUATERMASS EXPERIMENT (Val Guest, 1955, UK, 82m, 35mm)
  • RASPUTIN: THE MAD MONK (Don Sharp, 1966, UK, 92m, 35mm)
  • THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Terence Fisher, 1958, UK, 91m, 35mm)
  • THE STRANGLERS OF BOMBAY (Terence Fisher, 1959, UK, 80m, 35mm)
  • TEN SECONDS TO HELL (Robert Aldrich, 1959, UK/US/West Germany, 93m, 35mm)
  • THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL (Terence Fisher, 1960, UK, 88m, 35mm)
  • X—THE UNKNOWN (Leslie Norman, 1956, UK, 81m, 16mm)
  • YESTERDAY’S ENEMY (Val Guest, 1959, UK, 95m, 35mm)

Part II of the series, covering Hammer’s 1967-76 output (including THE VAMPIRE LOVERS, DR. JEKYLL & SISTER HYDE and FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL) runs in July. The full schedule for Part I will be posted soon at the Quad’s official website.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.