Friday, June 14, 2019

The 2nd Great Hammer-Amicus Blogathon Is Here – Day 1 Recap

Sequels typically up the stakes, and this year’s follow-up to the Great Hammer-Amicus Blogathon is no exception. I’m impressed with the diversity of posts, so far, covering a variety of subjects/films, including deep cuts from the respective Hammer and Amicus catalogs. I can’t wait to dive into the various posts, and hope you will too!

Watch this post for further updates. If you plan to participate but you’re not quite ready, don’t despair, we’ll post your link on days two or three. 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).

Twitter users take note: Spread the word about the 2nd Great Hammer-Amicus Blogathon, using the hashtag #HammerAmicusBlogathon

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

Lê from Critica Retro re-aquaints us with Dr. Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress (1949)

Jay from Cinema Essentials gives us the lowdown on 12 Essential Hammer Horror Films

Movie Rob reminds us to Never Take Sweets from a Stranger (1960)

Stately Wayne Manor of On Manor’s Mind demands our attention with his review of the Peter Cushing/André Morell crime drama Cash on Demand

Michael Denney shows some love for The Vampire Lovers (1970) and debuts his shiny new blog, Maniacs and Monsters, with “Caution – Not for the mentally immature!”

Gill Jacob of Realweegiemidget Reviews puts the Glamour back in Hammer with Part 1 of her exclusive interview with actress Judy Matheson

Sit right back and you’ll hear a tale…Nope, not that tale! Terence Towles Canote from A Shroud of Thoughts brings us his review of Tales from the Crypt (1972)

Michael Denney of Maniacs and Monsters tells us if And Now the Screaming Starts is anything to crow about, with his post “And Now The Review Starts!”

Ernie Fink of Until the Lights Go Up invites us to tour the Asylum (1972).

…And if that’s not enough fright for one evening, Ernie Fink challenges you to visit Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965)

Oh, and now that I’ve remembered, I’ll jog our collective memories about The Land that Time Forgot (1974)


  1. Thanks for being my lovely co-host this year, wouldnt be the same with out you. You the Peter Cushing to my Christopher Lee!

    1. Awww! I'm deeply touched! :) Likewise!

      What a line-up so far!