Night Creatures

Peter Cushing in Night Creatures (dir. Peter Graham Scott, 1962).

Another Hammer film starring Cushing: it's on the same disk as The Evil of Frankenstein, as part of the Hammer Horror series. UK title: Captain Clegg. Not really a horror film; more of a semi-swashbuckling (in a gloomy way) graveyard pirate yarn. Pleasantly moldy historical fantasy.

Lanny Quarles offers the best description of the Hammer aesthetic I can imagine: "For me Hammer is all about the color saturation and the horsefacedness of it all. Velvet long tooth cardboard gothness."

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