To the Devil a Daughter


To the Devil… A Daughter is a 1976 horror film made by Hammer Film Productions, directed by Peter Sykes. It stars Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Honor Blackman, Nastassja Kinski and Denholm Elliott. The original music score was composed by Paul Glass.

The film was adapted from the 1953 novel of the same name by Dennis Wheatley. It was the second of Wheatley’s “black magic” novels to be filmed by Hammer, following The Devil Rides Out, released in 1968. It was marketed with the tagline “…and suddenly the screams of a baby born in Hell!”

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  • Michael Goodliffe and Anthony Valentine were cast at short notice
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  • Olivia Newton-John was a candidate for Catherine.
  • Cliff Robertson was seriously favored for Verney (Richard Widmark).
  • Ken Russell and Mike Hodges were approached to direct the film.
  • The “Hill near Warburton” Mausoleum is actually the Dashwood Mausoleum in West Wycombe. Currently National Trust Property, it used to belong to the notorious Hellfire Club.
  • The preproduction was troubled by Hammer and EMI problems in finding a suitable name actor for Verney and a director too.
  • Two high-priced British actors were cast as David and George De Grass but because Richard Widmark fee was higher than expected. The roles of David and George De Grass were recast at the 11th hour.

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The Kiss of the Vampire, also known as Kiss of Evil, is a 1963 British vampire film made by the film studio Hammer Film Productions. The film was directed by Don Sharp and was written by producer Anthony Hinds credited under his writing pseudonym John Elder.

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Universal Pictures delayed the release of this film by a few months so that a comparison could not be made with the concurrently released Hitchcock film The Birds (1963).

The Horror of Frankenstein is a 1970 British horror film by Hammer Film Productions that is both a semi-parody and remake of the 1957 film The Curse of Frankenstein. It was produced and directed by Jimmy Sangster, starring Ralph Bates, Kate O’Mara, Veronica Carlson and David Prowse as the monster. The original music score was composed by Malcolm Williamson.

 

Baron Victor von Frankenstein, a cold, arrogant and womanizing genius, is angry when his father forbids him to continue his anatomy experiments. He then sabotages his father’s shotgun, killing him as a consequence. Inheriting the family fortune, he uses the money to enter medical school in Vienna, but is forced to return home when he impregnates the daughter of the Dean. There, he sets up his laboratory, starting a series of experiments involving the revival of the dead, eventually building a composite body from human parts, which he then brings to life.

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Kate O'Mara

Kate O'Mara

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Ralph Bates … Victor Frankenstein
Kate O’Mara … Alys
Veronica Carlson … Elizabeth Heiss
Dennis Price … The Graverobber
Jon Finch … Lt. Henry Becker
Bernard Archard … Prof. Heiss

 

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Veronica Carlson

Veronica Carlson

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Hands of the Ripper released October 17, 1971

 

Hands of the Ripper (1971)

Hands of the Ripper (1971)

 

Hands of the Ripper is a 1971 British horror film directed by Peter Sasdy for Hammer Film Productions.

It is set in London in Victorian times, and stars Angharad Rees as Anna, a vulnerable young woman who is exploited by her guardian (Dora Bryan), a medium, and haunted by the subconscious memory of her mother’s murder by her father – Jack the Ripper. She is taken in by a Freudian psychiatrist (Eric Porter), who is determined to find out the cause of her by-now-murderous impulses.

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The film also stars Jane Merrow, Keith Bell and Derek Godfrey. It was filmed at Pinewood Studios, with some location work at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London.

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Trivia:

  • Lynda Baron’s character is named after one of Jack the Ripper’s real-life victims, Elizabeth Stride, whose nickname was “Long Liz”.
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  • For the climactic scenes in St Paul’s Cathedral – permission was requested and turned down to film on location. A replica was built instead.
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Twins of Evil released October 3, 1971

 

 

 

Twins of Evil (1971)

Mary and Madeleine Collinson in Twins of Evil (1971)

 

 

Twins of Evil is a 1972 horror film by Hammer Film Productions starring Peter Cushing. It is the third film of The Karnstein Trilogy, based on the vampire tale Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu. The film has the least resemblance to the novel and adds a witchfinding theme to the vampire story. It is sometimes seen as a prequel to The Vampire Lovers, the first film in the Karnstein Trilogy, as the set design and costumes give the film an 18th Century look and feel. Much of the interest of the film revolves around the contrasting evil and good natures of two beautiful sisters, Frieda and Maria Gellhorn (played by twin Playmates Mary and Madeleine Collinson). Unlike the previous two entries in the series, this film contains only a brief vampire lesbian element.

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Trivia:

  • Harvey Hall is the only actor to appear in all three films of the Karnstein trilogy, although in different roles in each one. Peter Cushing also played one of the leads in the first, The Vampire Lovers, and also Luan Peters, who plays a small role in this film, also appeared in the second film Lust for a Vampire.
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  • Both the Collinson Twins were dubbed
  • Ingrid Pitt was offered the cameo role played by Katya Wyeth.
  • Used the same sets as Vampire Circus (1972)
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  • According to Damien Thomas Dennis Price was Ill and in a great pain while filming his brief cameo.
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Forrest Tucker, Peter Cushing and Maureen Connell

Forrest Tucker, Peter Cushing and Maureen Connell

 

The Abominable Snowman (aka The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas) is a 1957 British horror film, directed by Val Guest and starring Forrest Tucker and Peter Cushing. The film is based on The Creature, a BBC Television play by writer Nigel Kneale, and follows the exploits of an English anthropologist with an American expedition as they search the Himalayas for the legendary Yeti. Kneale adapted his own television script into the film screenplay. Cushing, along with several other members of the cast, had also starred in the cushing and tuckeroriginal version (the role of Tom Friend in the television play was taken by Stanley Baker).

The film was produced by Hammer Film Productions and released on August 26, 1957 in the UK. It was subsequently released in the United States and throughout the world.

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abominable snowman DVDPlot: Botanist Dr. John Rollason (Peter Cushing) decides the join the exploration team of crass, American showman Tom Friend (Forrest Tucker) on a dangerous expedition into the Himalayas to search for the legendary Yeti. Soon after setting up camp, the group is attacked by a large beast which is shot by trapper Ed Shelley (Robert Brown) and stored in a cave to attract a live specimen. Before long, the strain of the expedition is felt and the party begins to lose control. To his growing terror, Dr. Rollason suspects that the race of giant “monsters” not only exists, but is capable on invading the thoughts of human beings.

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