Saturday, July 18, 2009

Looks That Kill: The Gorgon(1964)

For the longest time I waited for Hammer Film's The Gorgon(1964) to be released on official DVD. Last year it was, part of the Icons Of Horror: Hammer Films DVD set. Like other "Hammer" horror films, this movie is a moody, atmospheric and downright creepy affair. The movie chronicles the struggles of a small German town that is plagued by a creature, a "Gorgon", that can turn anyone looking directly at it into stone. (no other spoilers)

The cast includes Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Barbara Shelley, and is directed by Terence Fisher. Any fan of Hammer horror movies should have Icons Of Horror: Hammer Films in their DVD collection.

The original trailer for The Gorgon(1964):