Our Favorite Top Hammer Films List

Our Favorite Top Hammer Films List

Hammer Films has been a staple of horror films since long before my time. Not a definitive list of all Hammer Films but at least a good starting list of the best films from Hammer. My very first Hammer horror film was Horror of Dracula (1958) or Dracula (1958) with actors Christopher Lee and Peter Crushing. Enjoy our list of our top Hammer Films.

Top Hammer Horror Films

  1. 1). The Devil Rides Out (1968)

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    The Devil Rides Out (1968)

    Official Synopsis: In the countryside of England, the Duc de Richleau a.k.a Nicholas welcomes his old friend Rex Van Ryn that has flown to meet him and Simon Aron, who is the son of an old friend…

    Tagline: The beauty of woman... the demon of darkness... the unholy union of "The Devil's Bride"!

    Cast: Christopher Lee, Eddie Powell, Richard Huggett, Charles Gray, John Bown, John Brown, Yemi Goodman Ajibade, Gwen Ffrangcon Davies, Sarah Lawson,…

  2. 2). The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)

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    The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)

    Official Synopsis: Baron Frankenstein escapes from the guillotine and goes to Germany. There, he names himself Dr. Stein and plans to restart his experiments by using parts of dead bodies.

    Tagline: The Terror Rises Again

    Cast: Peter Cushing, George Woodbridge, John Stuart, Michael Gwynn, Gordon Boyd, Charles Lloyd Pack, Francis Matthews, Michael Ripper, Ian Whittaker, Richard…

  3. 3). Horror of Dracula (1958)

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    Horror of Dracula (1958)

    Official Synopsis: After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle (apparently somewhere in Germany), the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker's fianc?e. The only one who may be able…

    Tagline: Don't Dare See It...Alone!

    Cast: Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Peter Cushing, George Woodbridge, John Maxim, Paul Cole, Stedwell Fulcher, Humphrey Kent, Melissa Stribling, Judith Nelmes,…

  4. 4). Quatermass and the Pit (1967)

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    Quatermass and the Pit (1967)

    Official Synopsis: While digging a new subway line in London, a construction crew discovers first: a skeleton, then what they think is an old World War II German missile. Upon closer examination the "missile" appears to be…

    Tagline: All Earth Stands Helpless! Spawned in the depths of outer space -- a monster so horrible, so vicious, so incredible -- even when you see it you won't believe it could be! (U.S. poster)

    Cast: Brian Peck, Harry Fielder, Julian Glover, James Payne, Eddie Powell, Roy Beck, George Fisher, George Oliver, Ian White, Barbara Shelley,…

  5. 5). The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

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    The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

    Official Synopsis: In prison and awaiting execution, Dr. Victor Frankenstein recounts to a priest what led him to his current circumstance. He inherited his family's wealth after the death of his mother when he was still only…

    Tagline: Not recommended for people of nervous disposition

    Cast: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Valerie Gaunt, Anne Blake, Andrew Leigh, Ann Blake, Sally Walsh, Hazel Court, Raymond Ray, Josef Behrmann,…

  6. 6). Let Me In (2010)

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    Let Me In (2010)

    Official Synopsis: In Los Alamos, New Mexico, the twelve year-old Owen is a lonely and outcast boy bullied in school by Kenny and two other classmates; at home, Owen dreams of avenging himself against the trio of…

    Tagline: Innocence dies. Abby doesn't.

    Cast: Elias Koteas, Richard Jenkins, Chloë Grace Moretz, Chloë Grace Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Dylan Kenin, Dylan Minnette, Jon McGarrah, Sasha Barrese,…

  7. 7). Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

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    Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

    Official Synopsis: Two couples traveling in eastern Europe decide to visit Karlsbad despite dire local warnings. Left outside the village by a coachman terrified at the approach of night, they find themselves in the local castle and…

    Tagline: The Greatest All New Fright Show In Town!

    Cast: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, George Woodbridge, Fred Wood, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir, John Maxim, Francis Matthews, Suzan Farmer, Charles 'Bud'…

  8. 8). The Plague of the Zombies (1966)

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    The Plague of the Zombies (1966)

    Official Synopsis: Young workers are dying because of a mysterious epidemic in a little village in Cornwall. Doctor Thompson is helpless and asks professor James Forbes for help. The professor and his daughter Sylvia travel to Thomson.…

    Tagline: Only The Lord Of The Dead Could Unleash Them!

    Cast: Fred Wood, Peter Diamond, Michael Ripper, Reg Harding, Roy Lansford, Eric Kent, Jacqueline Pearce, Alexander Davion, Louis Mahoney, Marcus Hammond,…

  9. 9). Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)

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    Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)

    Official Synopsis: When his castle is exorcised, Dracula plots his revenge against the Monsignor who performed the rites by attempting to make the holy man's young niece his bride.

    Tagline: You just can't keep a good man down.

    Cast: Christopher Lee, Michael Ripper, Veronica Carlson, John D. Collins, Rupert Davies, Barbara Ewing, Barry Andrews, Ewan Hooper, Marion Mathie, George…

  10. 10). Quatermass 2 (1957)

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    Quatermass 2 (1957)

    Official Synopsis: Professor Quatermass, trying to gather support for Moon colonisation his project to colonize the Moon, is intrigued by the mysterious traces that have been showing up on his radar - meteorites crashing down?. Following them…

    Tagline: A horrible enemy from the unknown strikes terror across the earth!

    Cast: George Hilsdon, John Stuart, William Franklyn, John Van Eyssen, Charles Lloyd Pack, George Merritt, Edwin Richfield, Michael Ripper, Alastair Hunter,…

  11. 11). Twins of Evil (1971)

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    Twins of Evil (1971)

    Official Synopsis: In nineteenth century middle-Europe, orphaned teenage twins Maria and Frieda go to live with their uncle Gustav Weil, who heads the Brotherhood, a vigilante group trying to stamp out vampirism. But their methods are random…

    Tagline: One Uses Her Beauty For Love! One Uses Her Lure For Blood!

    Cast: Harry Fielder, Peter Cushing, Fred Wood, Jason James, Roy Boyd, Alex Scott, Bill Sawyer, David Warbeck, Roy Stewart, Mickey Varey,…

  12. 12). Vampire Circus (1972)

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    Vampire Circus (1972)

    Official Synopsis: A village in Nineteenth Century Europe is at first relieved when a circus breaks through the quarantine to take the local's minds off the plague. But their troubles are only beginning as children begin to…

    Tagline: Human fangs ripping throats - no sawdust can soak up the torrent of blood!

    Cast: Sean Hewitt, Jason James, Robin Sachs, David de Keyser, Thorley Walters, John Bown, Anthony Higgins, Robin Hunter, Richard Calder, Domini…

  13. 13). Hands of the Ripper (1971)

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    Hands of the Ripper (1971)

    Official Synopsis: The infant daughter of Jack the Ripper is witness to the brutal murder of her mother by her father. Fifteen years later she is a troubled young woman who is seemingly possessed by the spirit…

    Tagline: The Hands of Jack the Ripper Live Again...As His Fiendish Daughter Kills Again...And Again...And Again...

    Cast: Charles Lamb, Lewis Alexander, Ann Way, Marjie Lawrence, Norman Bird, Margaret Rawlings, Elizabeth MacLennan, Barry Lowe, Katya Wyeth, A.J. Brown,…

  14. 14). The Brides of Dracula (1960)

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    The Brides of Dracula (1960)

    Official Synopsis: A young teacher on her way to a position in Transylvania helps a young man escape the shackles his mother has put on him. In so doing she innocently unleashes the horrors of the undead…

    Tagline: He Turned Innocent Beauty Into Unspeakable Horror.

    Cast: Peter Cushing, Miles Malleson, Ted Carroll, Michael Ripper, Vera Cook, Marie Devereux, Susan Castle, Michael Mulcaster, Walter Henry, Harry Pringle,…

  15. 15). The Woman in Black (2012)

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    The Woman in Black (2012)

    Official Synopsis: In London, solicitor Arthur Kipps still grieves the death of his beloved wife Stella on the delivery of their son Joseph four years ago. His employer gives him a last chance to keep his job,…

    Tagline: Do you believe in ghosts?

    Cast: Mary Stockley, Victor McGuire, Jonathan Taylor, Daniel Radcliffe, Patricia Winker, Roger Allam, Neil Broome, Tim McMullan, John R. Walker, Chloe…

  16. 16). Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)

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    Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)

    Official Synopsis: A dead and frozen Baron Frankenstein is re-animated by his colleague Dr. Hertz proving to him that the soul does not leave the body on the instant of death. His lab assistant, young Hans, is…

    Tagline: The Ultimate in Evil!

    Cast: Peter Cushing, John Maxim, Alec Mango, Thorley Walters, Philip Ray, Duncan Lamont, Robert Morris, Howard Lang, Jack Armstrong, Hyma Beckley,…

  17. 17). The Vampire Lovers (1970)

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    The Vampire Lovers (1970)

    Official Synopsis: The Countess is called away to tend a sick friend and imposes on the General to accept her daughter Marcilla as a houseguest. Some of the villagers begin dying, however, and the General's daughter Laura…

    Tagline: She's the New Horror from Hammer!

    Cast: Peter Cushing, Ferdy Mayne, Douglas Wilmer, John Forbes-Robertson, Jon Finch, George Cole, Dawn Addams, Charles Farrell, Janet Key, Tom Browne,…

  18. 18). The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

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    The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

    Official Synopsis: In Spain, Leon is born on Christmas day to a mute servant girl who was raped by a beggar. His mother dies giving birth and he is looked after by Don Alfredo. As a child…

    Tagline: EVEN THOSE WHO LOVED HIM WERE NOT SAFE! (original print ad - all caps)

    Cast: John Bennett, George Woodbridge, Fred Wood, Victor Harrington, Peter Sallis, Michael Lewis, Charles Lamb, Anthony Dawson, John Gabriel, Loraine Carvana,…

  19. 19). The Gorgon (1964)

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    The Gorgon (1964)

    Official Synopsis: In early-twentieth-century middle-Europe, villagers are literally becoming petrified. Although the authorities try to hush the matter up, it is apparent that at the full moon, Megaera, a Gorgon, leaves her castle lair and anyone looking…

    Tagline: A Monster With the Power to Turn Living Screaming Flesh Into Stone!

    Cast: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Patrick Troughton, Barbara Shelley, Joyce Hemson, Joseph O'Conor, Michael Peake, Alister Williamson, Sally Nesbitt, Patrick Halpin,…

  20. 20). X the Unknown (1956)

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    X the Unknown (1956)

    Official Synopsis: British Army radiation drills at a remote Scottish base attract a subterranean, radioactive entity of unknown nature that vanishes, leaving two severely radiation-burned soldiers... and a "bottomless" crack in the earth. Others who meet the…

    Tagline: NOTHING CAN STOP IT! (original print ad - all caps)

    Cast: Brian Peck, Leo McKern, John Harvey, Jack Lambert, Edwin Richfield, Michael Ripper, Ian MacNaughton, Robert Bruce, Peter Hammond, Anthony Sagar,…

  21. 21). Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)

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    Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)

    Official Synopsis: Baron Frankenstein is once again working with illegal medical experiments. Together with a young doctor, Karl and his fiancée Anna, they kidnap the mentally sick Dr. Brandt, to perform the first brain transplantation ever.

    Tagline: The Most Frightening Frankenstein Movie Ever!

    Cast: Harry Fielder, Peter Cushing, Freddie Jones, Victor Harrington, Michael Gover, Geoffrey Bayldon, Thorley Walters, Peter Copley, Frank Middlemass, Norman Shelley,…

  22. 22). Taste of Fear (1961)

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    Taste of Fear (1961)

    Official Synopsis: Penny Applebee's parents were divorced when she was quite young and she grew up with her mother. After her mother's death, the wheelchair-bound Penny has accepted her father's invitation to live with him. She arrives…

    Tagline: For maximum thrill . . . we earnestly urge you to see this motion picture from the start!

    Cast: Christopher Lee, Gordon Sterne, Anne Blake, Rodney Burke, Frederick Schrecker, Susan Strasberg, Frederick Rawlings, Fred Johnson, Ronald Lewis, Ann Todd,…

  23. 23). Paranoiac (1963)

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    Paranoiac (1963)

    Official Synopsis: Eleven years earlier, the wealthy Ashby family was shattered when Mr and Mrs Ashby died in an airplane crash and their grieving son Tony committed suicide. All that remains of the family is cruel Simon,…

    Tagline: Shocking! Horrifying! Macabre!

    Cast: Jack Taylor, Sydney Bromley, John Stuart, Oliver Reed, Arnold Diamond, Sheila Burrell, Maurice Denham, Marianne Stone, Alexander Davion, Janette Scott,…

  24. 24). Night Creatures (1962)

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    Night Creatures (1962)

    Official Synopsis: In this engaging costume melodrama of skulduggery on the low seas set back in the 18th-century, the Royal Crown suspects a bit of smuggling is going on in this locale, and they send Captain Collier…

    Tagline: What is the blood freezing secret of the night creatures?

    Cast: Peter Cushing, Fred Wood, Sydney Bromley, Jack MacGowran, Martin Benson, Michael Ripper, Oliver Reed, Yvonne Romain, Gordon Rollings, Milton Reid,…

  25. 25). The Mummy (1959)

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    The Mummy (1959)

    Official Synopsis: In the 1890s a team of British archaeologists discover the untouched tomb of Princess Ananka but accidentally bring the mummified body of her High Priest back to life. Three years later back in England a…

    Tagline: Torn from the tomb to terrify the world!

    Cast: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, George Woodbridge, John Harrison, John Stuart, Michael Ripper, Roy Stewart, Frank Singuineau, Denis Shaw, Frank Sieman,…

Good Movies Worth Mentioning

  1. 26). Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974)

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    Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974)

    Official Synopsis: Vampire hunter and expert swordsman Kronos finds himself in a small village where several of the local young women have been found in an advanced state of age, their youth drained from them by a…

    Tagline: Evil Ends Here.

  2. 27). The Abominable Snowman (1957)

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    The Abominable Snowman (1957)

    Official Synopsis: At a remote lamasery in the Himalayas, scientist John Rollason studies rare mountain herbs with the help of his wife Helen, and associate Peter, while awaiting the arrival of an American named Tom Friend. Over…


  3. 28). Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)

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    Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)

    Official Synopsis: Last of the Hammer Frankenstein films, this one deals with the Baron hiding out in an insane asylum, so that he may continue his experiments with reanimating the dead, along with inmate Dr. Helder, who…

    Tagline: His brain came from a genius. His body came from a killer. His soul came from hell!