A missing person case leads a detective to a mysterious house and its alluring resident. Generally effective and accurate parody of Hammer’s gothic adaptations (touching on Frankenstein, Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, Jekyll/Hyde and Mummy pics, with wax museum antics thrown in. Guesting stars Harry H Corbett and Fenella Fielding add some variety too.
The daughter of an Egyptologist is being groomed as a reincarnation of a deity. Claustrophobic adaptation of Stoker’s The Jewel of the Seven Stars. Alternately tatty, mod, and mesmerising, the film has effective elements and a fun cast, while working with clearly restricted resources.
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Superior Devil Worshipers vs Good Guys Hammer Horror from stalwart director Fisher. Some fantastic scenes, interwoven with truly odd but brilliant dialogue and an unforgettable appearance from Old Nick. Easily one of the best Hammer films!