From the late '50s to the mid-'70s, Britain's Hammer Films was one of the main places to turn if you were looking for classic horror. The moderately successful studio, who had been making movies since the late '30s, received widespread acclaim when they began to tackle reinventing the classic Universal monsters of the '30s and '40s, updating the likes of Dracula, Frankenstien, The Wolfman, and The Mummy with more spectacular effects and more "adult" themes. A lot of these films ended up as staples of late night TV here in the States, leading a whole new generation of fans - your hosts included - to fall under their spell. Thus we dedicate this column to one of the UK's greatest contributions to American pop culture, Hammer horror.
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