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Script to Pieces: Hammer Films’ Vampirella

Welcome to Script to Pieces, a recurring feature at Wicked Horror where we look at the best, most interesting and at times most unbelievable horror movies that never happened. Sometimes these will be ...

Hammer Horror Films

Five of the Most Overlooked Hammer Horror Movies

After the Universal era of horror movies through the 1930’s and ’40’s, the genre began to die out and was replaced by science fiction. It looked like horror was all but dead until Ha...

Christopher Lee Dracula Adaptation

How Hammer Films Revived the Horror Genre

From the 1930’s into the early 1950’s, Universal Pictures dominated the horror genre. During the age of the gothic, supernatural movie they were king. Things began to change heading into the 1950’s. C...

Christopher Lee Dracula Adaptation

Why Hammer’s Dracula Franchise Eclipsed Universal’s

Universal’s Dracula was an enormous hit and has become one of the most iconic horror films of all time. It accomplished so much with so little, hinging entirely on the performances its actors and the ...

The Mummy - Dracula - Mummies on Film

Cursed: The Troubled History of Mummies on Film

Mummies haven’t really gotten their due on film. They’ve never been as popular as vampires or werewolves and zombies have always been the ruling class of shambling corpses. Sure, there have been no sh...

Horror of Dracula 1958

Horror of Dracula: How it Cemented the Hammer Legacy

Hammer Films burst onto the scene in 1957 with The Curse of Frankenstein. And just like the early days of Universal, one followed the other and a Dracula movie was put into production right away. Curs...

Poster for Universal's 1932 movie The Mummy

Horror History: Mummies in Movies

Mummies—both natural and man-made—have been found on every continent on the world, however it is the Egyptian mummy that holds the most mystique to the general public. This is at least partially owed ...

The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death poster

Advance Review: The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death

[soliloquy id=”16989″] When Hammer, legendary film studio and proponents of the great Christopher Lee as Dracula, first announced plans to adapt popular stage show The Woman In Black (itse...

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