Monday 21 November 2011

Seasonal "Hammer Glamour" on the Horror Channel (UK)

Continuing its popular presentation of the Hammer horror era, the Horror Channel serves up a seasonal menu of blood and barely restrained cleavage in a celebration of those glorious 70s supernatural sirens.

Over 4 weeks, starting Dec 24, you can share the Xmas season with Ingrid Pitt (Countess Dracula), Yutte Stensgaard (Lust For A Vampire), Martine Beswick (Dr. Jekyll & Sister Hyde) and real-life twins and former Playboy Playmates Mary and Madeleine Collinson (Twins Of Evil) in a crop of 1971 Hammer favourites.

Sat Dec 24 @ 23:10
DR. JEKYLL & SISTER HYDE (1971). Originally from Jamaica, Martine Beswick, who plays Sister Hyde, was a favourite of the film director Terence Young who cast her in two Bond films.

Sat Dec 31 @ 23:10
LUST FOR A VAMPIRE (1971). Yutte Stensgaard only appeared in one Hammer film but made quite an impression with male viewers as the predatory Mircalla who bites her way through the pupils of a ladies finishing school.

Sat Jan 7 @ 23:10
COUNTESS DRACULA (1971). Polish-born Ingrid Pitt is perhaps the most iconic of the Hammer leading ladies and when the company was re-instated in 2007 it was Ingrid they chose to represent the old guard in Beyond The Rave.

Sat Jan 14 @ 23:10
TWINS OF EVIL (1971). Born in Malta, Mary & Madeleine Collinson have the distinction of being the only Hammer debutants to appear on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show – this after Hugh Hefner chose them as Playboy’s 1970s ‘Misses October’. 

The horror channel broadcasts on UK TV on Sky 319, Virgin 149 and Freesat 138

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