Friday, June 1, 2018

The Great Hammer-Amicus Blogathon Is Here – Day 1 Recap

How do you make two things that are already great even better? By combining them, of course.  Gill Jacob of Realweegiemidget Reviews and I have submitted for your reading enjoyment The Great Hammer-Amicus Blogathon! Witness two amazing houses under one roof (don’t try to think of the architecture), where we’ve assembled a terrific roster for this three-day blogging event.

Watch today’s post for further updates. If you plan to participate but you’re not quite ready, don’t worry, we’ll post your link on Day Two. And yes, there’s still time to join. Post a comment below, email me at, or reach me on Twitter (@barry_cinematic). You may also contact Gill by commenting on her post, through her blog’s Contact Me page, or on Twitter (@realweegiemidge).

Be sure to check out the following links, and remember to tune in Saturday and Sunday for recaps of days two and three!

Rebecca Deniston from Taking Up Room travels back to Hammer’s origins, with The Song of Freedom (1936)

Aurora from Once Upon a Screen proves you can’t keep a good vampire down with Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)

Maddy from Maddy Loves Her Classic Films takes a look at new spin on an old story, with Hands of the Ripper (1971)

Kevin Crighton from The Film Grump takes a transformative look at The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

Hakuna Mokata crosses the barrier between Hammer and Amicus with a dual review of Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (1971) and The City of the Dead (1960)

Does fear have a flavor? Find out with Kristina of Speakeasy’s review of Taste of Fear (aka: Scream of Fear) (1961)

Victor Kong from Popcorn & Flickers invites us to sink our fangs into The Brides of Dracula (1960)

Ride along with David Cairn of Shadowplay, for his review of The Devil Rides Out (1968)

John L. Harmon from Tales from the Freakboy Zone lets us in on his review of Let Me In (2010)

Find out if Steve Q from Down Among the “Z” Movies digs Quatermass and the Pit (aka: Five Million Years to Earth) (1967)

Dan Day Jr. of The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog provides some constructive criticism about  Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)

from Critica Retro croons about The Song of Freedom (1936)


Head on over to The Oak Drive-In, where Dick Scott looks at The Skull (1965)


Gill Jacob of Realweegiemidget Reviews takes us to brink of insanity with Asylum (aka: House of Crazies) (1972)

Yours Truly, Barry P. revisits his childhood, to enter Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965)


  1. Here's my contribution:

    1. Awesome! Thanks so much for participating. Link has been posted.

  2. Hi, Barry! Here it is my take on Song of Freedom:

    1. Hi there! Thanks for participating in our little blogathon! Your link has been posted.

  3. Wonderful! I love these Hammer films. Two of my favorites are Dracula: Prince of Darkness and The Gorgon. Not the best ever, but something just so atmospheric and gorgeous about them, to me.

    1. I really enjoy those two films as well. Thanks for stopping by! Glad you're enjoying the blogathon, so far. Stay tuned, because there's more on the way...