The Classics.. Brit Style

The Classics.. Brit Style

delboy's picture

I know most people here are American, but try being brought up on a diet of Hammer House, Doctor Who and Roald Dahl's Tales of the unexpected fucked up for life......

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delboy's picture

I think all true horror fans have a soft spot for Lugosi, Chaney and Karloff, look at The Bride of Frankenstein still looks fantastic today. Karloff will always be the Monster for me

HELLFIGHTER's picture

VILLAGERS ARE COMIIIING !THE LEGENDARY KARLOFF

delboy's picture

Cheers HF made my day that as Karloff rules

kaveman1969's picture

I love the Hammer films myself. Cushing and Lee together in a horror movie just seems like it was destined to be. Very good combo.

 

I used to watch Roald Dahl's Tales Of The Unexpected when they played on public television years ago. Some great stories. Really liked the one about the scientist who made the machine that allowed him to hear plants. Love the tree screaming as he hits it with an ax. Great stuff. Miss that show.

delboy's picture

Tales of the Unexpected was brilliant. The one with the tattoo was my favourite creeped me out for years  

littleboo's picture

I love Cushing, Sherlok Holmes, I know he isn't horror but he's still awsome. Also love Karlof, Lugosi and Chaney. Nothing beats those old horror classics. When I find an old monster classic I'll snag it.

jmart2's picture

Most of my favorite horror movies are the classics from europe in the 70s and 80s .

MEIN_TEIL's picture

I often wonder if George Lucas had a thing for Hammer films, he used a lot of actor's from Hammer films, Cushing (Grand Mof Tarkin)  Lee (Count Dooku) and David Prowse (Darth Vader, who played  Frankenstein's monster in 3 Hammer films)

kaveman1969's picture

I never thought about that MT. He probably is a fan. A lot of directors reference films and characters from them that they're fans of in their own movies, so I would think it would be really cool to have the actual actors from the movies they like in their own films.

I know Stephen King, while not a director, is a big fan of John Carpenters stuff. You can see a poster of the artwork for Carpenters The Thing in the background in the opening scenes of The Mist. Pretty cool.

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Thats a good catch M_T. Most people dont know that about Prowse.

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