In its glory days, which roughly spanned the years 1955 to 1972, Hammer Films were regarded as Britain’s leading purveyors of cinematic horror. During this period they produced a legacy of films which have remained in the public consciousness ever since. Count Dracula, Baron Frankenstein, The Mummy and Professor Quatermass are characters synonymous with the studio, thanks to such classics as Dracula, The Curse of Frankenstein and The Quartermass Experiment, all of which continue to be late night favourites on television around the world, while the advent of video, cable, and satellite has introduced the studio’s output to a whole new generation of fans and horror devotees. (Howard, 8 )
In honor of the holiday the VRC has cataloged 20 images from Hammer, House of Horror. These are available to the SCAD community in the Digital Image Database with an active MySCAD log-in.