Thursday, 23 October 2008

Garlic Anyone?



The movie excerpt this evening is from "The Brides of Dracula", a 1960 British Hammer Horror film directed by Terence Fisher. It stars Peter Cushing as Van Helsing; Yvonne Monlaur as Marianne Danielle; Andree Melly as her roommate, Gina; Marie Devereux; David Peel as Baron Meinster, a disciple of Count Dracula; and Martita Hunt as his mother.

12 comments:

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

when I was a kid I devoured movies like this!

Webradio said...

Sorry ! I don't like Dracula : I'm afraid...
Sorry.
Have a good day !

BernardL said...

I remember seeing this in the movie theater. Peter Cushing was a great Van Helsing.

laughingwolf said...

very a propos... and not bad for the time :)

MTA said...

I love both "vampirettes" who have exactly the same attitude that two bats clinging to their beam.

Barbara Martin said...

Gary, I did as well. Something to shock the senses.

Webradio, do not concern yourself. These are only being posted due to Halloween on the 31st. Canada and the United States have been celebrating this night since I was a child in the mid-1950s. Children dress up in costumes to go door to door saying 'Trick or treat' or 'Halloween Candy' where the occupant opens the door to deliver treats: store bought candies to home-made candy apples, toffee, popcorn balls, etc.

Bernard, I saw this movie with my brothers, all shocked into stillness to see when the next creepy/scary part came. The music always forewarned though.

Barbara Martin said...

Tony, my search for appropriate movies for these posts has been interesting. I had forgotten what was out there in films.

Marie, I agree.

Charles Gramlich said...

Dracula needs a chain? humnm. Love the music as it crescendos.

willow said...

Yes, please!! I'll take one rope of garlic and a large silver cross!
I love Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes.

Barbara Martin said...

Charles, a chain might work providing it was one that would not rust.

Willow, Peter Cushing certainly had the appearance of being in authority.

Steve Malley said...

Gotta love a good Hammer Horror!

Barbara Martin said...

Steve, all the Hammer Horror movies were great.