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September 23, 2010

Coming this October to FMWL.....

I've already announced my plans for October on FMWL's marvelous facebook page, but I've been holding out on all of you who actually read the blog.  Yeah, I know.  Total weaksauce.

So, if you must know.....October will officially be FMWL's first HAMMER FILMS MONTH!
That's right!  Throughout October, The Mike will focus on the film's of England's horror cathedral, the place where Dracula and Frankenstein returned to their European roots.  We'll cross paths with Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Raquel Welch, Caroline Munro, and plenty of other stars, and we'll do it in style.  The curtains will blow in the night's wind, the countryside will become engulfed in fog, and we'll witness some of the most beautiful and haunting images ever put on screen.

Dracula and Frankenstein aren't the only famous folks we'll encounter.  We'll meet other famous monsters, see sci-fi thrillers, and even travel back to ancient times!  Films I plan to cover include, but are not limited to:
  • The Abominable Snowman - Peter Cushing travels the Himalayas in search of Yeti!
  • The Phantom of the Opera - Herbert Lom haunts in the classic tale!
  • The Curse of the Werewolf - Want a classic wolf man tale?  Oliver Reed's got you covered!
  • Never Take Candy From a Stranger - An elderly child molester haunts a village!
  • Night Creatures - Sailors defend a coastal town against phantom skeletons!
  • She - Ursula Andress stars alongside Lee and Cushing as an ageless love goddess!
  • Plus Crescendo, These Are The Damned, The Snorkel, and more!!!
 By the way, did anyone ever tell you that great minds think alike?  Well, it's true.  Last night, as I spent some time at Turner Classic Movies, I found that cable's classic cinema leader had the same idea.  So, if you're not well versed in Hammer horror, and have a cable connection, you'll have a fantastic chance to keep up with FMWL's trip through Hammerland.  Here's an ad that shows off some of the films TCM will be showing through October, many of which I've already planned to cover here at FMWL!

 Of course, this is also a chance for Midnight Warriors far and wide to stand tall and speak out!  If you want to join the Hammer Month festivities, just let me know via any of those ways of contacting me (like the email, or the facebook, or the twitter).  I'll gladly link any posts on Hammer horror, and am more than willing to accept any guest posts about your favorite Hammer films or stars, your experience with Hammer, or any other thing you feel like writing about on the topic!  I want Hammer Month to bring together many perspectives, because I want to hear from those who love their product as much as I do!
If you're not into Hammer (read as: If you're EVIL!), there's gonna be more to October!  I also plan to use a few posts throughout the month to focus on everyone's favorite mama's boy, Norman Bates and the Psycho films.  My goal is to cover all four Psycho films (What remake?), including the Blu-Ray release of Alfred Hitchcock's original masterpiece.  I also hope to get a look at The Psycho Legacy, a comprehensive documentary about the series, which hits DVD via the wonderful Shout! Factory on October 19
There are a lot of other horror related things going on in October, obviously, so I won't be focusing entirely on these topics, but I do hope to make them the meat and potatoes of my output for the month.  I can't wait to get started (may do some "preseason" posts in the next week so I'm ready when October rolls), and I hope you all will enjoy the ride!  October's gonna have BITE!


stonerphonic said...

Give me Hammer, or give me death!

Christopher Lee IS Dracula. end of argument.


Jinx said...

Loving it! Can't wait for October. I was practically weaned on Hammer so I'll be celebrating with you every step of the way.

Fred [The Wolf] said...

Can't wait! I may have something for you next month. Been wanting to do a Hammer flick for a while now.

Anonymous said...

Oh, oh, oh! I'd love to get in on this since I'm doing a horror movie a day suggestion all month in October. I had no Hammer films on my list.....that's been remedied!