Sunday, October 15, 2023

Introducing The Hammer-Amicus Blogathon IV


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If the third time’s a charm, the fourth time can only get better, right? After a two-year hiatus, I, along with my excellent blogging partner in crime Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews, proudly present the fourth edition of the Hammer-Amicus Blogathon! Through this series of blogathons, we hope to keep the spirit of these legendary film production companies alive, but this isn’t merely about nostalgia, it’s also a great time for fans of both labels, with the recent release of Hammer’s Dr. Jekyll (2023) and news of Amicus’ impending revival.


The Curse of Frankenstein - Peter Cushing

If you’ve participated in either of the past Hammer-Amicus Blogathons, welcome back. If this is your first time joining us, we’re glad to have you aboard. Either way, be sure to read our rules below, as a few items have changed. We would also like to emphasize this blogathon is not strictly for bloggers (No blog? No problem!). In addition to blog posts, participants may submit a link to their Instagram or Facebook post, podcast, YouTube video, or whatever. As long as it’s original content and covers some facet of Hammer or Amicus productions, you’re good to go.

The Land that Time Forgot

And now, time for my occasional public service message, reminding you that Hammer and Amicus productions are much more than horror. In their respective catalogs, you’ll find adventures, dramas, noir, sci-fi, comedies, psychological thrillers, and other genre permutations. With all those choices, there’s virtually a Hammer or Amicus movie for every mood and preference. We encourage you to peruse the titles found in the links below (we’re always happy to provide suggestions, too).

Hammer Films

You can find a complete list of Hammer films here.

Amicus Productions
…and a list of Amicus films here.

Scream of Fear

While the rules are essentially the same, notice that the contact information has changed. When it comes to social media, we’ve got ya covered. I’m on the platform previously known as Twitter, as well as Instagram. Gill, on the other hand, is available through Facebook, Mastodon, and Pintrest (Please Note: Gill has requested that participants NOT provide their choices on her social media platforms, but through her blog instead.).

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What: The Hammer-Amicus Blogathon IV 

Who: Hosted by Yours Truly (Barry P.) and Gill Jacob 

Where: Cinematic Catharsis and Realweegiemidget Reviews 

When: December 1-3, 2023 

How: Please read the rules below, and send me your post request (review, podcast, etc…) via email (, Twitter (@barry_cinematic), Instagram (barry_cinematic), or by commenting below. You may also contact Gill by commenting on her post, or through her blog’s Contact Me page . (Be sure to include a link to your blog, your blog’s title, and your preferred name).

From Beyond the Grave - Donald & Angela Pleasence


1.     You may review ANY Hammer or Amicus film or TV show. Hammer and Amicus-related book reviews are fine.

2.     We will not allow duplicate film titles, UNLESS you are covering a series of films or a retrospective of an actor/filmmaker’s work.

3.     A maximum of TWO entries will be permitted. (You may choose one post from Hammer and one from Amicus …or both can be Hammer or Amicus. The choice is yours!)

4.     When responding with your choice, be sure to add your Twitter/Instagram/Mastodon handle or a link to your Facebook page so we can promote your post.

5.     Please choose one of the banners below to display on your blog.

6.     A full list of blogs, podcasters and review choices will be posted on a separate page and updated regularly.

7.     Only original, never-before-published posts will be accepted.

8.     Send a link to your post/podcast/video to Gill and me during one of the days of the blogathon.

9.     Note: we will publish all the links on both blogs, with daily updates on December 1st, 2nd and 3rd. If you plan to participate, but you’re running late, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can post a last-minute update.

10.  Please also note: Gill and I have already claimed the following the titles below, so they are off the table, unless they’re included in a larger retrospective (see Rule 2 above). 

Barry at Cinematic Catharsis – Hammer: The Reptile (1966) 

Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews –Hammer: Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)


Pick a banner and fire up your laptops. We can’t wait to see your posts!


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  1. So lovely to be hosting a blogathon with you again! This is going to be so much fun.. and looking forward to reading those entries..

    1. Ditto! I'm really looking forward to this. :)

  2. Can't wait to read the posts. And thanks for the lists, going to update my watchlist!

    1. You're welcome! I hope you enjoy the posts. I know we will! ;)

  3. My post on The Devil Rides Out is up.

    1. Fantastic! Thanks again for joining, Terence. I'll be sure to add the link to tonight's Day 1 recap. :)