Martin Scorcese's Best HAMMER films (from Variety Book of Movie Lists)by The_Invisible_Dog | created - 02 Mar 2012 | updated - 02 Mar 2012 | Public
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1. Stolen Face (1952)
Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama
A doctor repairs a female inmate's disfigured face to match the lovely woman who left him, and marries her, only to find out how abusive she is.
2. Four Sided Triangle (1953)
Approved | 81 min | Romance, Sci-Fi
Bill and Robin, helped by their childhood friend, Lena, develop a "reproducer" which can exactly duplicate any object. Bill, crushed when Lena marries Robin, convinces her to allow him to ... See full summary »
3. Spaceways (1953)
74 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A small group of closely-guarded British scientists test their first rocket amidst indications of matrimonial strife in the community. After the partial failure of the firing, a couple go ... See full summary »
4. The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
Not Rated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Professor Bernard Quatermass' manned rocket ship returns to Earth, but two of the astronauts are missing and the survivor seems ill and unable to communicate.
5. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life, but it behaves not as he intended.
Votes: 8,741 | Gross: $17.44M
6. Horror of Dracula (1958)
Not Rated | 82 min | Horror
Jonathan Harker begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire's castle under false pretenses, forcing his colleague Dr. Van Helsing to destroy the predatory villain when he targets Harker's loved ones.
7. The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Baron Frankenstein escapes from the guillotine and goes to Germany. There, he names himself Dr. Stein and plans to restart his experiments by using parts of dead bodies.
8. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Mystery
When a nobleman is threatened by a family curse on his newly inherited estate, detective Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate.
9. The Brides of Dracula (1960)
Unrated | 85 min | Horror
Vampire hunter Van Helsing returns to Transylvania to destroy handsome bloodsucker Baron Meinster, who has designs on beautiful young schoolteacher Marianne.
11. Scream of Fear (1961)
Approved | 81 min | Horror, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound young woman returns to her father's estate after ten years, and although she's told he's away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate.
12. These Are the Damned (1962)
Approved | 87 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
An American tourist, a youth gang leader, and his troubled sister find themselves trapped in a top secret government facility experimenting on children.
14. The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
Unrated | 84 min | Horror
Upon returning to his home village to continue his experimental research, the destitute Dr. Frankenstein revives his old creature, but a hypnotist wants the monster to control for himself.
15. The Nanny (1965)
Unrated | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller
There's just something not quite right when Bette Davis stars as an English nanny. And is her 10-year-old charge an emotionally disturbed murderer or just an insolent brat?
16. The Plague of the Zombies (1966)
Approved | 90 min | Horror
Young workers are dying because of a mysterious epidemic in a little village in Cornwall. Doctor Thompson is helpless and asks professor James Forbes for help. The professor and his ... See full summary »
17. The Witches (1966)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror
Following a horrifying experience with the occult in Africa, a schoolteacher moves to a small English village, only to discover that black magic resides there as well.
18. Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
Unrated | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After being reanimated, Baron Frankenstein transfers the soul of an executed young man into the body of his lover, prompting her to kill the men who wronged them.
19. Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
Approved | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A mysterious artifact is unearthed in London, and famous scientist Bernard Quatermass is called into to divine its origins and explain its strange effects on people.
21. Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
G | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
When Castle Dracula is exorcised by the Monsignor, it accidentally brings the Count back from the dead. Dracula follows the Monsignor back to his hometown, preying on the holy man's beautiful niece and her friends.
22. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
PG-13 | 101 min | Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi
Baron Frankenstein, with the aid of a young doctor and his fiancée, kidnaps the mentally sick Dr. Brandt in order to perform the first brain transplant operation.
Votes: 3,962 | Gross: $0.10M
24. Vampire Circus (1972)
PG | 84 min | Horror
As the plague sweeps the countryside, a quarantined village is visited by a mysterious traveling circus. Soon, young children begin to disappear, and the locals suspect the circus troupe might be hiding a horrifying secret.