235: Halloween with Hammer

And so to our third show for this year’s Halloween specials.

No tricks, this all treats.  The At The Flicks team talk to Paul Scott about his love for Hammer films and his friendship with main Hammer scriptwriter Anthony Hinds.

At the Flicks · 235: Halloween with Hammer

Hammer films.  The makers of some of the best horror movies of the 60’s and 70’s.  Quintessentially British, gothic, with high production values (although cheap to make) and starring such luminaries as Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.  And the creatures they gave life to.  Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Werewolf, Zombies and numerous other horror creations besides. Then there is Anthony Hinds. The scriptwriter and driving force behind so many of the classics they created.

Yes, this is an in depth look at Hammer horror, with personal reminiscences.  We talk to Paul about the character actors Hammer frequently employed, such as the late great Michael Ripper.  The leading ladies (of course) such as Ingrid Pitt and Veronica Carlston.  All of this spiced up with various behind the scenes making of stories.  Finally we chat about their amazing composer James Bernard.  

For those of a certain age, this is a big trip down memory lane – anyone remember the late night horror double films the BBC used to put on during the Summer months?  Yes, when we were growing up Hammer films were the company that terrified us and why it has such a huge cult following today. 

We hope you enjoy the show as much as we enjoyed speaking to Paul about all things Hammer.

All that remains to be said is have a very happy Halloween and see you At The Flicks. 


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Film List

Below is a list of all the films and TV Shows referenced in this Podcast.

  • 1984 (TV)
  • Brides Of Dracula 
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer (TV)
  • Captain Clegg
  • Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter
  • Countess Dracula
  • Curse Of The Werewolf
  • Dick Barton : Special Agent 
  • Dracula (1958)
  • Dracula A D 1972
  • Dracula Prince Of Darkness
  • Dr Jekyll
  • Dr Jekyll And Sister Hyde
  • Dr Syn
  • Fearless Vampire Killers
  • Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell
  • King Kong (1976)
  • Late Night Theatre (TV)
  • Legend Of The Werewolf
  • Man About The House
  • Murder On The Orient Express (1974)
  • Never Take Sweets From A Stranger
  • Night Of The Living Dead
  • Nosferatu (1922)
  • On The Buses
  • Plague Of The Zombies
  • Quatermass And The Pit
  • Rasputin The Mad Monk
  • Scars Of Dracula
  • She
  • Tales From The Crypt 
  • Taste The Blood Of Dracula
  • The Bride Of Frankenstein 
  • The Curse Of Frankenstein
  • The Day The Earth Caught Fire
  • The Devil Rides Out
  • The Evil Of Frankenstein 
  • The Exorcist
  • The Ghoul
  • The Gorgon
  • The Great St Trinians Train Robbery
  • The Hammer House Of Horror (TV)
  • The Horror Of Frankenstein 
  • The Hound Of The Baskervilles (1959)
  • The Lady Vanishes (1939)
  • The Lady Vanishes (1979)
  • The Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires
  • The Masks Of Death 
  • The Mummy (1959)
  • The Quatermass Experiment
  • The Reptile
  • The Satanic Rites Of Dracula
  • The Thirty Nine Steps (1978)
  • The Vampire Lovers
  • To The Devil.. A Daughter
  • Vampire Circus
  • Vault Of Horror
  • Young Sherlock Holmes