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“When I was 11 or 12, and went with groups of friends to see certain films, if we saw the logo of Hammer Films we knew it was a certain kind of film. A surprising experience, usually… and shocking.” - Martin Scorsese

This October we are very happy to be presenting four of our favourite Hammer Horror titles, movies that have not gotten the love they deserve from Toronto's big screens in recent years. Featuring franchise hits, lesser known shockers, and even one of the studios 'sleazier' late period titles, long time fans and Hammer novices alike will find plenty to sink their teeth into !

Festival Start Date
October 1, 2018
Festival End Date
October 31, 2018

A mysterious monster is turning people to stone in a German village in 1910. When his girlfriend is killed, Bruno (Jeremy Longhurst) becomes the prime suspect. His ensuing suicide seems to confirm his guilt, but professor Carl Maister (Christopher Lee) isn't so sure. He thinks one of the villagers is ...

Director
Terence Fisher
Starring
Peter Cushing
Barbara Shelley
Christopher Lee

Sherlock Holmes (Peter Cushing) and Doctor Watson (Andre Morell) meet with a certain Dr. Mortimer (Francis De Wolff), who tells them of the legend of the "hound," born out of a murder committed by Sir Hugo Baskerville centuries ago. Explaining that Sir Charles Baskerville recently died in the same location ...

Director
Terence Fisher
Starring
Peter Cushing
Christopher Lee

A peaceful hamlet in 18th-century Eastern Europe is home to a female vampire with lesbian tendencies who ravages the townsfolk. Years earlier she killed off all of her fellow vampires. Adapted from J Sheridan Le Fanu's `Carmilla'.

Director
Roy Ward Baker
Starring
Peter Cushing
Ingrid Pitt