Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Gorgon 1964 7 out of 10

The Gorgon 1964   7 out of 10

October is here and that means all the channels are starting to run Halloween programing..... which translates to Horror movies.  TMC had a Hammer Horror films double feature this morning.   The first movie was The Gorgon  from 1964 starring Hammer horror legends  Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.  The Gorgon centers around a 20th century village that has the spirit of Megaera (one of the 3 Gorgons from mythology)  taking human form during the full moon and turning people to stone.  So basically it is just a version of the werewolf story with  a Gorgon instead of a wolf.   The story centers around who the Gorgon is (which can be figured out really early in the film --despite an attempt at a red herring.    It had the typical feel and style of many of the 1960's Hammer Horror movies,  both Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing were great as usual they both have such great screen presence. They are  similiar to Vincent Price in that they elevate the low budget horror movies that they are in simple by their prescene on screen.  I enjoyed the tone and feel of this Hammer movie.

Hammer Horror  legends Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee  together again.

Check out the trailer here.

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