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Poll: Hammer vs Universal (8 member(s) have cast votes)

Which horror studio do you prefer, Hammer or Universal?

  1. Hammer (3 votes [37.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

  2. Universal (4 votes [50.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  3. Universal for Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolfman and The Mummy but Hammer for other horror like Hound of the Baskervilles, The Gorgon and Plague of Zombies (1 votes [12.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  4. Hammer for Dracula, Frankenstein, Curse of the Werewolf and the Mummy but Universal for other films like The Creature From the Black Lagoon and The Invisible Man (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Which Frankenstein actor was better?

  1. Peter Cushing (creator) (4 votes [50.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  2. Boris Karloff (monster) (4 votes [50.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

Which Dracula actor was better?

  1. Christopher Lee (5 votes [62.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 62.50%

  2. Bela Lugosi (3 votes [37.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

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#1 treeduck

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Posted 29 February 2020 - 07:55 PM

Hammer horror films (1950's/1960's/1970's) vs Universal (1930's/1940's/1950's)

When Universal stopped making horror films after Abbot and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955) another studio began production just a couple of years later in 1957...

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Posted 29 February 2020 - 08:29 PM

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Posted 29 February 2020 - 08:31 PM

Though I did recently go on a Blood Island binge...

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 12:06 AM

Pittsburgh had a famous Saturday night horror movie show for a long time called Chiller Theater. :heart: :heart:   It had a corny host (Count Floyd is supposed to be based on him) and showed great horror movies!  We always watched them at slumber parties or I'd sit and watch them with my dad.  :heart:   It showed the Universal classics pretty often; I just love them.

I do love me some Christopher Lee though; for some reason we loved that Hammer film The Gorgon !  :lol:

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 12:26 AM

View Postblueschica, on 01 March 2020 - 12:06 AM, said:

Pittsburgh had a famous Saturday night horror movie show for a long time called Chiller Theater. :heart: :heart:   It had a corny host (Count Floyd is supposed to be based on him) and showed great horror movies!  We always watched them at slumber parties or I'd sit and watch them with my dad.  :heart:   It showed the Universal classics pretty often; I just love them.

I do love me some Christopher Lee though; for some reason we loved that Hammer film The Gorgon !  :lol:
The Gorgon is great! Hammer have lots of gems like that one.

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 01:08 AM

We were big fans of the Japanese monster flicks as well.  War of the Gargantuans took top honors there.

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 01:56 AM

View Postgoose, on 01 March 2020 - 01:08 AM, said:

We were big fans of the Japanese monster flicks as well.  War of the Gargantuans took top honors there.
Zilla??

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 01:57 AM

King Kong was one of my favourite Universal ones too.

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 02:02 AM

This is a great Hammer flick:



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Posted 01 March 2020 - 04:48 AM

Both crap by today's standards...they're so cheesy I find them almost unwatchable.

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 07:39 AM

View Posttreeduck, on 01 March 2020 - 02:02 AM, said:

This is a great Hammer flick:



Lee could’ve been Doc Strange in those days!

I noticed Richard Matheson was responsible for that flick. He did tons of stuff including the story for the classic Trek episode “The Enemy Within” ((the double Kirk transporter malfunction episode))

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 08:44 AM

View Posttreeduck, on 01 March 2020 - 01:56 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 01 March 2020 - 01:08 AM, said:

We were big fans of the Japanese monster flicks as well.  War of the Gargantuans took top honors there.
Zilla??
And Rodan, Gamera, Mothra, Hedorah..   We were also big fans of the Johnny Sokko Giant Robot series.

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 01:04 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 01 March 2020 - 07:39 AM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 01 March 2020 - 02:02 AM, said:

This is a great Hammer flick:



Lee could’ve been Doc Strange in those days!

I noticed Richard Matheson was responsible for that flick. He did tons of stuff including the story for the classic Trek episode “The Enemy Within” ((the double Kirk transporter malfunction episode))
Yeah he was a top writer.

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 01:07 PM

And yeah Lee would have made a great Doctor Strange in those days.

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 01:43 PM

View PostFridge, on 01 March 2020 - 04:48 AM, said:

Both crap by today's standards...they're so cheesy I find them almost unwatchable.
What horror flicks do you like then?

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 02:00 PM

View PostFridge, on 01 March 2020 - 04:48 AM, said:

Both crap by today's standards...they're so cheesy I find them almost unwatchable.
I find them charming and generally more interesting than newer, more graphic versions.  The more serious fairy stories take themselves, the sillier they are, imo.

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 02:15 PM

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 11:25 PM

The first one my Dad took me to at the Movie house in Ypsilanti, The Martha Washington Theater, was "Frankenstein Created Woman",1967 staring Christopher Lee, Susan Denberg, and others...We went back home, and watched the Smothers Brothers Comedy hour on TV that night...We moved to our first house in Saline that next summer.
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