Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror (1994)

Director: Ted Newsom

Writer: Ted Newsom

Composer: James Bernard

Starring: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Roy Ward Baker, James Bernard, Martine Beswick, Veronica Carlson, Michael Carreras, Hazel Court, Joe Dante, Freddie Francis, Val Guest, Ray Harryhausen, Anthony Hinds, Andrew Keir, Francis Matthews, Ferdy Mayne, Caroline Munro, Christopher Neame, Ingrid Pitt, Jimmy Sangster, Yutte Stensgaard, Raquel Welch

More info: IMDb

Plot: The history of Hammer Films and their legacy, narrated by the studio's most beloved stars, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.

My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes.

This is a must watch for any horror fan.  I've seen every Hammer horror film and some of them multiple times.  This excellent documentary covers the history of the studio from the beginning to its sad end with most of their horror films covered.  The real treat, besides being narrated by Cushing (who died the same year) and Lee is the amazing amount of people who worked in front of and behind the camera for the studio in its heyday.  It's a fascinating look into the foremost horror movie making machine.

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