Hammer Horror 8-Film Collection (2016) 10/29/19

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

In honor of Halloween, Creepy Charlie Largent takes a loving look back at Universal’s Blu-ray release of three years ago, still a great buy for classic Hammer horror. The good-news titles include The Brides of Dracula, The Curse of the Werewolf, The Phantom of the Opera and The Kiss of the Vampire; there’s also the fine period adventure Night Creatures, the okay Sangster psycho rallies Paranoiac and Nightmare and the odd-monster-out The Evil of Frankenstein. And we can trust Charlie to fairly separate the classic titles from the completeist entries. No Christopher Lees, but three Peter Cushings and valued performances by Herbert Lom, Oliver Reed, David Peel, Yvonne Monlaur, Yvonne Romain, Heather Sears, Michael Ripper, Janette Scott, Jennifer Daniel, Noel Willman, Jennie Linden and Katy Wild. On Blu-ray from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.