To celebrate February’s Women In Horror Month the Classic Horror Campaign is teaming up with Shock Horror Magazine and the Roxy Bar and Screen to present a classic horror double bill showcasing two very different performances from two great actresses. The Female Psychos Double Bill takes place on Sunday 17th February from 2pm and kicks off with Strait-Jacket (1964) a William Castle classic featuring a high camp performance from Hollywood legend Joan Crawford. This is followed by a much grittier shocker from British director Pete Walker, Frightmare (1974) featuring a tour-de-force performance from the always excellent Sheila Keith.
You can buy your tickets now from WeGotTickets for only £6 for both features! You may also be able to buy tickets on the door on the day from 1:30pm – if there are any left! Not only that, but we will be giving away some free issues of Shock Horror Magazine and lots of fab horror prizes as part of Cyberschizoid’s popular horror quiz! So why not join us for a glass of Classic Horror Champagne in the relaxed surroundings of one of London’s best boutique cinema venues. Be there…and be scared!
The great warrior Hercules is sent on a quest to retrieve the legendary Stone of Forgetfulness which lies deep in the bowels of Hades. Accompanied by his companions Theseus and Telemachus, Hercules battles monsters, zombies and vampires in his efforts to defeat the plans of the evil King Lico and his minions.
Hercules In The Haunted World is the sequel to Hercules And The Captive Women and just one in a string of sword and sandal epics based on the heroic character of Greek mythology. This particular entry in the genre has a firm place in the hearts of many classic horror film fans for a number of reasons not least of which in the casting of Hammer Horror icon Christopher Lee as the villainous King Lico. Unfortunately though, Lee does not get a huge amount of screen time and his voice is actually dubbed by someone else in the English language version! However, the colorful and dreamlike sets, the creepy atmosphere and various zombies, vampires and monsters all add to the fun and elevate this above the usual sixties muscle man epic.
Review by Rick Gladman