CLASSIC HAMMER HORROR RETURNS TO THE HORROR CHANNEL!

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Those frighteningly awesome folk at the Horror Channel have done it again! Yep, their awesome season of Hammer Horror Saturday Night Double Bills is back from November 7th including some very cool network premieres. Now you can relive those halcyon days of the old BBC Horror Double Bills (sort of!) in the comfort of your own home. So snuggle up with your very own Bride of Frankenstein, Husband from Outer Space or Best Fiend and let’s see what’s on offer in the coming weeks…

November 7th – The Curse Of The Werewolf/The Gorgon
The Curse Of The Werewolf was Oliver Reed’s first big screen lead and he excels as Leon Corledo, a young man raised in the home of Don Alfredo Corledo (Clifford Evans), his kind and loving adopted father. When he leaves to find work, Leon discovers that he has increasingly violent urges each full moon. Although these tendencies are calmed by Leon’s love for the beautiful Christina (Catherine Feller), he ultimately cannot contain his curse, given to his raped mother, and transforms into a werewolf, terrorising the Spanish countryside. A mysterious monster is turning people to stone in a German village in The Gorgon. When his girlfriend is killed, Bruno (Jeremy Longhurst) becomes the prime suspect. His ensuing suicide seems to confirm his guilt, but professor Carl Maister (Christopher Lee) isn’t so sure. He thinks one of the villagers is possessed by the spirit of Megaera, sister to Medusa. Among the possible culprits are Dr. Namaroff (Peter Cushing), gorgeous nurse Carla (Barbara Shelley) and a mental patient

Saturday 14th – The Revenge Of Frankenstein/The Two Faces Of Doctor Jekyll
The second in the Hammer Frankenstein series and considered Terence Fisher’s best, General practitioner (Peter Cushing), now residing in the village of Carlsbruck is none other than our old friend, Victor Frankenstein. No one seems unduly concerned when the patients in a charity clinic begin losing their arms and legs during Dr. Stein’s emergency operations — no one except his young rival, Dr. Kleve (Kerwin Mathews). Full of clever (if gory) touches, The Revenge Of Frankenstein is among the best of Hammer Studio’s late-1950s films. Originally released in the UK as House Of Fright, The Two Faces Of Doctor Jekyll is a film version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Paul Massie plays Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde who wants to exact revenge on Paul Allen (Christopher Lee), who has been siphoning off Jekyll’s savings to finance his own gambling and womanising. In contrast to Stevenson’s story, director Terence Fisher ensures that there’s enough twists and turns to keep horror fans guessing.

Saturday 21st – The Evil Of Frankenstein/The Brides Of Dracula
Directed by Freddy Francis, The Evil Of Frankenstein is the third in the Hammer Frankenstein series, which sees Dr. Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) return destitute to his home village to recommence his experimental research into the reanimation of dead tissue. He stumbles upon his old monster suspended in ice and although he revives the creature, Frankenstein must seek the help of hypnotist Zoltan (Peter Woodthorpe) to repair its mind. Zoltan then assumes control of the monster, using him to wreak havoc. Director Terence Fisher followed the excellent Horror Of Dracula with the richly-coloured sequel The Brides Of Dracula. Though imprisoned in the family estate by his mother, Baron Meinster (David Peel) is released from his silver chains by an unsuspecting French teacher (Yvonne Monlaur), through which he gains access to a number of young women at a girls’ school. Fortunately, master vampire killer Dr. Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) is on the case. This is one of the first Hammer films to delve into the more sexual aspects of vampirism, with implicit suggestions of sadomasochism and homosexuality.

Saturday 28th – Night Creatures/Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb
Set in the 18th-century, Night Creatures is a engaging costume melodrama of skulduggery and stars Captain Collier (Patrick Allen), who is sent, with his crew, to investigate some coastal smuggling. However, when mysterious swamp phantoms appear, Captain Collier suspects that the odd village vicar (Peter Cushing) might be hiding something, and what better way to do that than by creating fortuitous ghosts to scare them away… Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb was the swan song for director Seth Holt who died shortly before filming was completed. An expedition led by Professor Fuchs (Andrew Keir) finds the cursed tomb of an evil Egyptian princess and discovers her perfectly preserved, severed hand, which sports a dazzling ruby ring. Several years later, Fuchs gives the ring to his young daughter (Valerie Leon), whereupon she slowly begins to take on the malevolent traits of its original wearer.

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“NO-ONE WHO SAW IT LIVED TO DESCRIBE IT!”

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“No-one who saw it lived to describe it!” screamed the tagline for Hammer Films’ Curse of Frankenstein (1957) the first in their long-running movie franchise inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein novel (or most likely by the success of the earlier Universal Pictures’ adaptations). In the latest issue of Space Monsters, Sascha Cooper continues her analysis of Frankenstein in film  by focusing chiefly on Hammer’s output but with a nod towards Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster and Andy Warhol’s Flesh For Frankenstein. You can read this article in Space Monsters issue 4 alongside coverage of Godzilla, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Logan’s Run, giant monster movies, King Kong, Space:1999 and much more.

Space Monsters is available in print form from Classic Horror Campaign, Amazon.co.uk, Hemlock Books, The Cinema Store, Metaluna Store (Paris), Scary Monsters Scare Store and other outlets. You can also download the full colour digital version from the Dead Good Newsstand.

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GODZILLA ATTACKS! SPECIAL PREVIEW OF “SPACE MONSTERS” ISSUE 4!

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Great news Space Cadets! Issue 4 of Space Monsters Magazine is now with our designer and should soon be at the printers! Above is the brand new cover as painted by the multi-talented Woody Welch and see below for just some of the exciting features and reviews heading your way!

“SPACE MONSTERS” MAGAZINE ISSUE 4!

* TOP TEN GIANT MONSTER MOVIES!  Which colossal creature features made our top ten countdown?

* GODZILLA VS THE SMOG MONSTER!  A re-evaluation of one of Godzilla’s most underrated movies.

* THE CAROLINE MUNRO DIARIES!  Fantasy film icon Caroline Munro talks about her friendship with special-effects maestro Ray Harryhausen.

* LOGAN’S RUN – FROM BOOK TO FILM TO COMIC TO TV!

* HAMMER’S FRANKENSTEIN MOVIES!  We analyse Hammer’s contributions to the Frankenstein mythos.

* SPACE:1999!  A new anthology of short stories based on the lives and loves of the crew of Moonbase Alpha.

* THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT!

* KOLCHAK: THE SCI-FI STALKER!

* And much, much more!

Soon to be available to order from the CLASSIC HORROR CAMPAIGN website!

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THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN IN OUTER SPACE!

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As a special treat for Space Monsters readers issue 3 has not one but TWO covers – both painted by multi-talented artist Woody Welch and designed by Gary McMullan – and the great thing is, unlike some other monster magazines you don’t have to buy two copies to enjoy our variant cover! Just flip the magazine over and you’ll find our Bride of Frankenstein Space Babe – on the back cover – two covers for the price of one!

Space Monsters Magazine issue three is due to be launched very shortly and in the meantime you can still order back-issues of Space Monsters one and two from the Classic Horror Campaign website and many other locations. You can also order the digital versions from Dead Good Newsstand – so don’t delay, buy Space Monsters today!

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO ORDER SPACE MONSTERS MAGAZINE!

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Space Monsters issue 3 is a real treat for classic horror and classic sci-fi fans alike with our extensive look at Hammer Films’ science-fiction and monster movies as well as the first part of A History of Frankenstein on Film! We’re also joined by U.S. Scream Queen Debbie Rochon who tells us about her favourite sci-fi films and have articles on French animated feature Fantastic Planet (1973), Empire of the Ants (1977), One Million Years B.C. (1966), Quatermass Xperiment (1955), Utraman (1966), the British 70′s monster magazine World of Horror and much, much more!

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‘SPACE MONSTERS MAGAZINE’ ISSUE 3 PREVIEW!

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Here’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for Space Monsters fans – a sneak peek at the front cover of our upcoming issue three created by the incredibly talented Woody Welch! Due to be published in January, Space Monsters issue 3 is a real treat for classic horror and classic sci-fi fans alike with our extensive look at Hammer Films’ science-fiction and monster movies as well as the first part of Sascha Cooper’s look at the history of Frankenstein in Film! We’re also joined by U.S. Scream Queen Debbie Rochon who tells us about her favourite sci-fi films and have articles on French animated feature Fantastic Planet (1973), the British 70’s monster magazine World of Horror and much, much more!

While you wait for Space Monsters issue 3, you can still catch up on our back issues – Space Monsters 1 and 2 are still available from a variety of outlets including the Classic Horror Campaign website and Amazon.co.uk. There is also a full-color digital version available from the Dead Good Newsstand so why not treat yourself and your own Little Monsters this Christmas to the best monster mag in the galaxy!

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