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Jenn Dlugos

Jenn is the self-proclaimed Queen of Classic Horror and Classic-Horror.com's Official Horror Actors' Butts Reviewer. Her specialty is all things Hammer, Peter Cushing, and Chris Lee and she is a rather proud Hammer completeist (owns every single movie Hammer has ever made, horror and non-horror). When she isn't watching and reviewing classic horror movies, she fancies herself a stand up comic and comedy writer. Her official website is www.deJENNerate.com
Posts by Jenn Dlugos

Review: Taste of Fear (1961)

Scream of Fear poster

There are two types of movie suspense. The first is cinematic suspense which is simply designed to keep the audience interested in the picture. All movies, regardless of genre, use this brand of suspense. The second is fearful suspense. This is the type of suspense only used to induce fright. Hammer horror has traditionally used cinematic suspense, and does so quite masterfully. It keeps our eyes glued to the screen, however few actually find their movies actually scary, nor are they really intended to be scary in the traditional sense of the word. This is why Taste of Fear (released as Scream of Fear in the United States) is so significant to the Hammer repertoire.(read more...)

Review: The Cat and the Canary (1927)

Cat and the Canary 1927 poster

The opening credits roll. The audience sees a man immersed in a fortress of oversized medicine bottles, presumably on the brink of madness. An image of a cat is superimposed to the right of the screen. The man? He’s the canary awaiting slaughter. Most would assume that this scene could only be created by modern movie technology.(read more...)

Review: The Phantom of the Opera (1962)

Phantom of the Opera 1962 poster

Hammer’s The Phantom of the Opera is one of the most revered of all the Hammer horror films. Eerie? Check. Atmosphere? Right on. Over-rated? Absolutely. While The Phantom of the Opera is a welcome addition to the shelf of horror classics, when I hear Hammer experts talk about this film as director Terence Fisher’s “best” or Hammer’s “best”, I have to wonder what the hell they are talking about.(read more...)

Review: The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)

The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll

Of all of the lists of “classic movie monsters,” Dr Jekyll/Mr. Hyde is the monster most forgotten. Maybe because the plot is entirely too similar to the far superior Wolf Man, or perhaps because there is only so many ways you can rehash such a simplistic tale. Of the many versions of the tale, the only two that stand out as truly unique are both from HammerDr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, and The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll. The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll is the far superior version, and could well possibly be the most emotional version of the story ever made.(read more...)

Review: Captain Clegg (1962)

Captain Clegg poster

When I put this movie in, I really thought I was going to craft a review very reminiscent of how one might review Plan 9 from Outer Space with plenty of “Who the hell did they think they were fooling?” comments. Within 15 minutes, I proved myself wrong. Captain Clegg, otherwise known as Night Creatures, is a Hammer Studios film on par with their well-known masterpieces.(read more...)

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