Hammer Films had a huge influence on me as a child. They encouraged my love for film and particularly my love for horror. Once upon a time, for the whole month of October, AMC had “Monster Fest”. I looked forward to this every year. AMC would show all of the old classics, and many of these movies were the beautiful Hammer Films. They were gothic, macabre, eerie, erotic, and atmospheric. They were everything the imagination craved, yet feared.
I do have my favorites, but I feel that for my “Halloween Flicks” list, it wouldn’t be right to leave out any Hammer Film. So, I’ve decided to celebrate and gush about all of them. Yes, there are the great ones and the not so great ones, but even the films that fall into the latter category have their worth and are much better than most of the horror movies that are released today.