Monday, June 17, 2019

The 2nd Great Hammer-Amicus Blogathon – The End…Or is it?

After months of planning, Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews and I have reached the end of The 2nd Great Hammer-Amicus Blogathon. Once again, I’m floored by the volume of outstanding contributions, ranging across a variety of films and subjects. As much as we love Hammer and Amicus horror, we encouraged our participants to look beyond the obvious, exploring the different genres the production companies had to offer, and you rose to the challenge. Of course, many of the old horror favorites received representation as well. I’m still catching up on all the posts, and plan to include comments for all.

Thanks to the blogging juggernaut/dynamo that is Gill Jacob for her support and helping organize this event. Her enthusiasm for blogathons is truly contagious. I would also like to take this opportunity to extend a debt of gratitude to our blogathon guest star Judy Matheson for her kind words of encouragement for our little endeavor.

On with the news: For about 12 seconds, I pondered taking a break from Hammer-Amicus for next year, but after careful consideration and deliberation (perhaps another 5 seconds), Gill I decided to go ahead with a third edition next year! But wait, that’s not all you get, because we will be co-hosting yet an additional blogathon, featuring _______ _____. Well, we can’t disclose this just yet, but believe me, it’s going to be big! We hope all of you will join us for both blogathons in 2020, and extend the invitation far and wide, to anyone else who might enjoy participating. So, tell your friends, acquaintances and adversaries…

Be sure to visit the recaps from the three-day run of the blogathon:

Day 3 

…And before the crypt door closes, please check out these last-minute contributions below:

Gabriela from Pale Writer brings us double the trouble with Twins of Evil (1971)

Rick from Classic TV Film Café discusses the continuing adventures of Professor Quatermass with Quatermass II (aka: Enemy from Space) (1957)

Amber (aka Tango in Eden) proves you can run, but you can’t “Hyde” from The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)

Paul from Silver Screen Classics invites us to ride along with Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)

Hakuna Mocata from Sythetic Cinema treats us to a double dose of Hammer horror with The Gorgon (1964) and The Phantom of the Opera (1962)

Saddle up for my review of the groovy space western, Moon Zero Two (1969)

Eric Binford from Diary of a Movie Maniac provides answers to the question, What Became of Jack and Jill? (1971)

Amber (aka Tango in Eden) administers a second dose of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with I, Monster (1971)


  1. Looking forward to next years shenanigans with you, already got an idea for my choice of reviews thanks to our fabulous entrants. Been so lovely to have Judy as our guest star too.But credit really needs to go to you for deciding on these inspiring topics!

    1. Awww... Thanks, Gill! It's been a blast doing these blogathons! :)