1951 Down Place: Episode #008 – The Quatermass Xperiment

April 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Quatermass Xperiment (dir. Val Guest) delivers classic and intelligent science fiction with that Hammer touch, and this episode of 1951 Down Place delivers a discussion of the film that ranks Number 3 on Scott’s Top Five Hammer Films list.  Near the end of the discussion, Scott asks his enthusiastic co-hosts of The Quatermass Xperiment […]

1951 Down Place: Episode #007 – Paranoiac

March 31, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The Down Placers considered taking a trip to Ollie’s Last Pub in Malta to discuss Oliver Reed, but since at least two of them don’t have passports, they settled for discussing Oliver Reed’s performance in 1963’s Paranoiac (dir. Freddie Francis).  And while Peter Cushing isn’t in this month’s featured film, the guys just can’t seem […]

Episode #006 – The Vampire Lovers

February 29, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

After last month’s discussion of Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter (insert the Captain Kronos opening theme stinger here!), the Down Placers continue their look at 1970s Hammer Vampire films by taking a good hard look at Ingrid Pitt in the first installment of the Karnstein Trilogy, The Vampire Lovers (dir. Roy Ward Baker). This film […]

1951 Down Place Declared “Required Listening for British Horror Fans”!

February 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Last week, word drifted through to us that one Mr. Nigel Burton had written an article on podcasts for The Northern Echo, a newspaper in England. In the article, he spoke of two podcasts that he enjoyed, the The B Movie Cast and our own 1951 Down Place! The article was full of high praise […]

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