Monday, 25 September 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MARK HAMILL : VINTAGE INTERVIEW


Happy Birthday To actor Mark Hamill, who is probably best known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars Films .

HAMILL co-starred with Peter Cushing in the first Star Wars film 'A New Hope' (1977) However, Hamill was disappointed to learn that he had no scenes with Peter's character Grand Moff Tarkin, so he took the time to visit the set on the days Peter was working, to meet with him... Hamill is a huge fan of his and of Hammer Horror…judging by his VIDEO INTERVIEW above..!



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Sunday, 24 September 2017

WATCH 'AND NOW, THE SCREAMING STARTS!' #GETTHECUSHIONSUNDAY!


#GETTHECUSHIONITSCUSHINGSUNDAY! INDEED! One of a handful of Cushing frighteners, that passed my dear ol Mum's 'GetTheCushion' test!  . .  she always hid her eyes behind a cushion on sofa, if the tenstion became, TOO MUCH! Yeees, that's where this themed concept comes from ;)


'In 1795, in England, the young woman Catherine moves to the house of her fiancé Charles Fengriffen in the country to get married with him. When she arrives, she feels interest in the portraits of the Fengriffen family, particularly in the one of Charle's grandfather Henry Fengriffen, which seems to have a sort of evil entity possessing it. While admiring Henry's face, a severed hand attacks Catherine through the picture on the wall. Later, she gets married with Charles, beginning her journey of mystery, eerie apparitions, secrets and deaths, and having her days filled with fear and the nights with horrors in a cursed family.'


'AND NOW, THE SCREAMING STARTS' was AMICUS FILMS only production that ventured into the field of 'GOTHIC GHOST STORY'. The Amicus trademark, were films that were set and based in a contemporary setting. Even though a tale like, 'THE DOOR' in 'FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE' (1974) has a toe in the Ghostly World of time past, it confines the setting of the story, to a modern home, with ONE ROOM that appears to be trapped in the 1700's. Maybe it was a question of cost? Films sets for period films, have lots of ZERO'S on the budget sheet, something that would have certainly given producer Milton Subotsky nightmares! With that in mind, don't look too closely at the interior sets of this film, instead admire Cushing calm performance..IGNORE the hairpiece, we've been over it. Beacham is very good, as is Herbert Lom, Magee, and Geoffrey Whitehead. Special mention to a young Ian Ogilvy and director Roy Ward Baker, who both along with Cushing, keep the whole thing, entertaining and moving along nicely....


YOU CAN FIND OUT  MORE ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION, PETER CUSHING'S ROLE AND HIS MANY ROLES WITH OVER THE YEARS IN OUR SERIES ABOVE: LOADS OF RARE PHOTOGRAPHS AND MUCH MORE: CLICK HERE!


MORE ON PETER CUSHING AND THE CAST OF
 


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UPDATE ON MISSING WHITSTABLE CUSHING BENCH PLAQUE


UPDATE: 8:39AM GMT. 24. 09. 2017: MISSING WHITSTABLE CUSHING BENCH PLAQUE: The is new is..it's GOOD NEWS! First, MANY THANKS to DAVID PERRY, who took the time to send us a message at our PETER CUSHING APPRECIATION SOCIETY FACEBOOK FAN PAGE yesterday, following some inquiries he made... I'll let him tell you the story, in his own words... Again, on behalf of all of us...Thank You David!

' I visited the Whitstable Visitor Information Centre in the hope they may have news about the plaque. The lovely couple I spoke to there had no idea it had gone missing and were quite horrified by the thought someone might have stolen it. They suggested I ask at the local museum. The extremely helpful volunteers, headed by Peter Banbury, were able to put me in the picture and even showed me the plaque presently in their care. They had several theories about how it "went missing" in the first place, but the important thing is it's now in the care of people who will look after it until it can be returned to it's proper place. And lets hope that will be soon.'  . . .


To quote, Peter Cushing as Dr Aber Perry in his film, 'At The Earth's Core'  . . .
'Well Done, David!'  - Marcus

As ever, as soon as I get more news, will keep you all posted ;) Marcus




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Saturday, 23 September 2017

#CHRISTOPHERLEESATURDAY! PIRATES OF BLOOD RIVER TWILIGHT TIME BLU RAY!


#CHRISTOPHERLEESATURDAY! Available OCTOBER 17th October 2017 from Twlight Time... The Pirates of Blood River LIMITED EDITION Blu Ray! Special Features include: Isolated Music & Effects Track / Audio Commentary with Writer Jimmy Sangster, Art Director Don Mingaye, and Film Historian Marcus Hearn / Original Theatrical Trailer.








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SUZAN FARMER 1942 - 2017


#CHRISTOPHERLEESATURDAY! : News is just coming through that that actress SUZAN FARMER has died. This is sad to hear. Farmer has special place in lots of Hammer films fans hearts, BBC Sci Fi lovers too... She appeared quite a few features with Christopher Lee..in Devil Ship Pirates with Christopher Lee and was outstanding in Dracula, Prince of Darkness . . . her shock reaction to seeing the count in the room, when she thought she was safe in the monastery...was memorable. 


A talented actress and certainly gifted . . with appearances in Blake's Seven, Dracula Prince of Darkness, UFO, The Persuaders, Rasputin, the Mad Monk . . . she has a not too shoddy a body of work. Do you have a favorite role of Suzan's??






SUZAN FARMER POSES WITH NATASHA PYNE AND ANNETTE WHITELEY DURING THE PRODUCTION OF HAMMER FILM THE DEVIL SHIP PIRATES IN 1964







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Friday, 22 September 2017

#FRANKENSTEINFRIDAY: TWO PROMO AND PUBLICITY PHOTOS QUIZZES!


#FRANKENSTEINFRIDAY!: OVER ON OUR PCAS FACEBOOK FAN PAGE I have just posted these TWO FUN QUIZZES. There are ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHS in all for you to correctly IDENTIFY. IF you want to join in the fan at the PCAS FACEBOOK PAGE, the answer will not be revealed until TOMORROW SATURDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER... Our PAGE is an OPEN PAGE, meaning, you don't have to join, click like or request to come in, so why not CLICK THIS LINK and join in? You will be most welcome . . .


#FRANKENSTEINFRIDAY! Here is the SECOND montage of rare images quiz. It's a selection of promotional and publicity photographs with one thing in common..they are all images that were used in the promotion of films and theatre productions that Peter Cushing appeared in... CAN YOU identify ALL 12 images? Answers to BOTH montages . . TOMORROW! Have fun



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Thursday, 21 September 2017

#THROWBACKTHURSDAY! BFI ANNOUNCE CUSHING ACTOR OF THE 70'S AND WE REMEMBER NIGEL STOCK


Remembering Today: NIGEL STOCK a superb Watson in the BBC 'Sherlock Holmes' television series of the 60's, with Peter Cushing as Holmes. Sadly, Stock left us in 1986, aged 66....Today would have been his birthday...







NEWS: #THROWBACKTHURSDAY!THE BFI (British Film Institute) have announced they are BUILDING an online film database in which they are breaking down which UK actors appeared in the MOST films in each decade . .. . Peter Cushing represents the 1970's. Wow! What do you think of THAT???


'To launch its online filmography database, the BFI also broke down statistics by decade. The men with the most film appearances are John Le Mesurier (1960s), Peter Cushing (1970s), Robbie Coltrane (1980s), Keith Allen (1990s), Sir Michael Gambon (2000s) and Jim Broadbent (2010s). For actresses, Marianne Stone dominated the 1960s-1970s, followed by Liz Smith (1980s), Sadie Frost (1990s), Shirley Henderson (2000s) and Kate Dickie (2010s) . .. 'The Daily Telegraph' Sept 20th 2017.


#THROWBACKTHURSDAY!: Here is a meeting of the casts from TWO hammer films in released 1971. . . . almost 46 years ago. Eric Porter from 'Hands of the Ripper', the Collinson Twins and Peter Cushing from 'Twins of Evil' .... in the middle producer / director Michael Carreras.



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