CLICK THE LOGO ABOVE TO GET BACK TO THE MAIN SITE
Copyright © Kitley's Krypt
2013 RONDO AWARD
"In my early teens, I went with groups of friends
to go and see certain films. If we saw the logo of Hammer films
These photos were taken at two different Fanex Conventions, the two times that they had a Hammer Horror theme. They were two of the best shows that I've been two. Then again, anytime you have that many guest from the Hammer films, how could it be bad?
Mr. Guest directed many early films for Hammer
Studios. In 1955, he directed a film for Hammer that started their rise to glory.
That film was THE QUATERMASS EXPERIMENT.
While she was only in three Hammer films, she made quite an impact. She played the opposite of two of the horror genres most dangerous creatures: Dracula and Doctor Frankenstein. In 1968, she played Maria, the young girl who Dracula was after in DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE. Then in 1969, along with Simon Ward, they found out just how evil Dr. Frankenstein really was in FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED. In 1970, she played against a different Dr. Frankenstein, played by Ralph Bates, in HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN.
Best known as one of the best cinematographer around,
when Francis turned to directing, he made quite a few films in the horror genre, several
for Hammer Studios. Such as PARANOIAC (1963), NIGHTMARE (1964), THE EVIL OF
FRANKENSTEIN (1964), HYSTERIA (1964), and DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (1968).
While she only made two films for
Hammer Studios, they made quite an impact in the horror genre. The first and
probably the most famous was the role of Carmilla in VAMPIRE LOVERS (1970).
This man need no introduction to Hammer fans. His
credits include as writer: X-THE UNKNOWN (1956), THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1957), HORROR
OF DRACULA (1958), THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1958), THE MUMMY (1959), THE MAN WHO COULD
CHEAT DEATH (1959), TASTE OF FEAR (1961), MANIAC (1963), PARONIAC (1963), HYSTERIA (1965),
THE NANNY (1965), DRACULA-PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1966), THE ANNIVERSARY (1968), and CRESENDO
Another actress who only played in two Hammer films, but is also known for quite a few other movie roles that she had. For Hammer, she was in DRACULA A.D. 1972, and CAPTAIN KRONOS-VAMPIRE HUNTER (1972). Some of her other genre films are: DEVIL WITHIN HER (aka I DON'T WANT TO BE BORN) (1975), AT EARTH'S CORE (1976), STAR CRASH (1978), MANIAC (1980), LAST HORROR FILM (1982), and FACELESS (1989)