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Review: HANDS OF THE RIPPER (1971)

For some, the psychological webbing of HANDS OF THE RIPPER may seem as rudimentary as cod Freud. But there’s something sustaining about this bendy 1971 outing from Hammer Film Productions, especially as it plunges the depths of a grubby London backdrop and features one of the most striking conclusions in all the company’s output. 283 more words



Pride goeth before destruction in COUNTESS DRACULA, the 1971 horror picture from Hammer Film Productions. Directed by Peter Sasdy from a screenplay by Jeremy Paul, this movie is based on the story of Elizabeth Báthory and takes sure delight in the remarkable mythology surrounding the Hungarian noble/serial killer. 278 more words



Peter Sasdy’s slushy TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA picks up where DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE left off, with the titular Count (Christopher Lee) a veritable puddle of essence. 329 more words


SPOOKTOBER: Day 1—Countess Dracula (1971)

Perhaps confusing titled—given its distinct lack of vampire-y goings-on—Countess Dracula (Dir. Peter Sasdy) is certainly one of Hammer Horror’s more atypical productions; deviating from the traditionally gothic intensity of its predecessors in favour of a romantic-thriller vibe. 236 more words

Film Review

Movie Review: Hands of the Ripper

Hands of the Ripper (1971)
Directed by Peter Sasdy
Starring Eric Porter, Angharad Rees, Jane Merrow, Keith Bell, Derek Godfrey, Dora Bryan, Marjorie Rhodes, Marjie Lawrence, Lynda Baron… 1,195 more words

Reviews: Movies

Nothing But the Night (1973)

Director: Peter Sasdy

In the early 1970s, Christopher Lee and fellow Hammer veteran Anthony Nelson Keys attempted to start their own studio with Charlemagne Productions. 208 more words