Episode #001 – Top Five Hammer Films & Horror of Dracula

September 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Welcome to 1951 Down Place, your home for Hammer Film discussion! Your co-hosts Casey, Derek and Scott kick off the first episode of the podcast by talking about their own Hammer Films fandom background and reveal their personal Top Five Hammer Films. Then they take an in-depth look at one of the building blocks of classic Hammer horror – Horror of Dracula.

(Next month, 1951 Down Place will be taking a look at Hammer’s first gothic horror film – The Curse of Frankenstein.)

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