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Countess Dracula (1971, Peter Sasdy)

These reviews reveal plot twists.

Setting: Seventeenth-century Hungary. The real Elizabeth Báthory, on whom the lead character is based, lived from 1560 until 1614.

Faithful to the novel? 279 more words


Hands of the Ripper (1971)

Apart from the opening credit sequence, the London settings of the late 1800’s and the ample cleavage shown on actress Marjie Lawrence one would be hard pressed to connect this film with the famed Hammer studios that gave birth to the second cycle of horror films and made star commodities out of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. 494 more words

Daily Take

Derby Film Festival starts tonight

The 2015 Derby Film Festival, which is being launched tonight, is the biggest and best yet, with 22 previews and ten days of films and events for fans to enjoy including an on-stage discussion with actor Jenny Agutter. 481 more words


Out of the Unknown: ‘Time in Advance’ (BBC2 1 November 1965)

This episode is based on ‘Time in Advance’ (Galaxy 1956) by William Tenn, the pseudonym of Philip Klass, UK-born but US-resident since childhood. He published only one novel, … 1,160 more words


Favorite films - The Stone Tape

Originally broadcast by the BBC on Christmas Day in 1972, The Stone Tape is part of a tradition of seasonal ghost stories that included such classic televisual chillers as… 555 more words


The 3rd FANTASTIQ Film Festival On Sale NOW!

Yep you read right! FANTASTIQ returns for a third crack of the whip with another weekend of special guests, film previews, shorts and 35mm classics from the vaults. 79 more words

Fright Club

31 Days of Horror: Film 31: Countess Dracula (1971)

It’s time for the 31 Days of Horror: 2014 Edition. For those of you who weren’t around for last year’s journey, the plan is to watch at least 31 horror movies I’ve never seen before and review them all. 619 more words

31 Days Of Horror