A brief questionnaire (and if you’d like to change ? or add to it, feel free)
First Hammer? Was probably Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966) at the drive-in. I’m just sad I never got a free beard!
Top 3 Hammer Horror’s? The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) - The Devil Rides Out (1963) - The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
Underrated Hammer Film? Dracula A.D. 1972 - some hate this, I think it’s groovy and entertaining, a real kick.
Aside From aces Lee and Cushing, Favorite Hammer Actor? André Morell (Cash on Demand, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Plague of the Zombies, to name 3) - Superb actor, aside from Hammer he’s brilliant in The Caesars, and if you’ve never seen it, check out BBCs Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954) the teleplay was written by Quatermass creator, Nigel Kneale, and is lifted by some incredible acting from future Hammer kings, Morell and Peter Cushing - as well as Yvonne Mitchell and Donald Pleasence.
Favorite Actress? Martine Beswick - she stole the show in Dr. Jekyll & Sister Hyde, just a stand-out performance. Was also featured in 2 from Hammer’s exotica period, One Million Years B.C., and Slave Girls (aka, Prehistoric Women), aside from that, she was in 2 Bond films!
Aside from Terence Fisher - Favorite Director? Val Guest, not only for the 2 Quatermass films but also the crime and war movies he did for Hammer, Hell is a City, and Yesterdays Enemy. He also directed The Abominable Snowman. Outside of Hammer, he directed the memorable, The Day the Earth Caught Fire. (honorable mentions: Roy Ward Baker and Seth Holt)
Favorite Everything Else? Cinematographer Jack Asher, composer James Bernard, and art director & production designer Bernard Robinson - yeah big surprise here… Not!
Supporting MVP? Michael Ripper