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The Mummy (1959)


THE MUMMY (1959)


1h 28min | Adventure, Horror

1959 UK
Direction: Terence Fisher
Writer: Jimmy Sangster (screenplay)
Actors: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux

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 follower of the same Egyptian religion unleashes the mummy to exact grisly revenge on the despoilers of the sacred past.


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The Bat (1959)


THE BAT (1959)


1h 20min | Horror, Thriller, Mystery

1959 USA
Direction: Crane Wilbur
Writers: Crane Wilbur (screen story), Crane Wilbur (screenplay)
Stars: Vincent Price, Agnes Moorehead, Gavin Gordon

A crazed killer known as “The Bat” is on the loose in a mansion full of people.

It is the fourth film adaptation of the story, which began as a 1908 novel The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart, which she later adapted (with Avery Hopwood) into the 1920 play The Bat. This film version was adapted by playwright Crane Wilbur, who also directed.

The Bat was distributed in 1959 on a double bill with the British Hammer film The Mummy.


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House on Haunted Hill (1959)


HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959)


1h 15min | Horror, Mystery

1959 USA
Direction: William Castle, Rosemary Horvath (uncredited)
Writer: Robb White
Actors: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long

Eccentric millionaire Frederick Loren (Vincent Price) invites five people to a party he is throwing for his fourth wife Annabelle (Carol Ohmart) in an allegedly haunted house he has rented, promising to give each $10,000 with the stipulation that they must stay the entire night in the house after the doors are locked at midnight.


HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959) FULL MOVIE



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Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)


HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM (1959)


1h 33min | Horror

1959 UK
Direction: Arthur Crabtree
Writers: Herman Cohen (original story), Aben Kandel (original story)
Actors: Michael Gough, June Cunningham, Graham Curnow

Frustrated thriller writer Edmond Bancroft (Michael Gough) owns a private “black museum” of torture instruments. He hypnotises his assistant Rick (Graham Curnow) to commit increasingly horrific crimes for Bancroft to write about.

It was the first film in what film critic David Pirie dubbed Anglo-Amalgamated’s “Sadian trilogy” (the other two being Circus of Horrors and Peeping Tom), with an emphasis on sadism, cruelty and violence (with sexual undertones), in contrast to the supernatural horror of the Hammer films of the same era.


HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM (1959) FULL MOVIE



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Hercules Unchained (1959)


HERCULES UNCHAINED (1959)


Ercole e la regina di Lidia (original title)

1959 Italy
Direction: Pietro Francisci
Writers: Pietro Francisci (story), Sophocles (story based on: play “Oedipus at Colonus”)
Actors: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Sylvia Lopez

En route to Thebes for an important diplomatic mission, Hercules drinks from a magic spring and loses his memory. He spends most of the movie in the pleasure gardens of Queen Omphale of Lydia. While young Ulysses tries to help him regain his memory, political tensions escalate in Thebes, and Hercules’ new wife Iole finds herself in mortal danger.

FOLLOWS

  • Hercules (1958)

FOLLOWED BY

  • Hercules Conquers Atlantis (1961)
  • Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)
  • Hercules Against the Moon Men (1964)

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The Last Days of Pompeii (1959)


THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII (1959)


Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei (original title)

 

1959 Italy | Spain | West Germany
Direction: Mario Bonnard
Actors: Steve Reeves, Christine Kaufmann, Fernando Rey

Based on the Edward Bulwer-Lytton novel. Set in the shadows of Mt. Vesuvius just before its famous eruption, the film begins with Glaucus, a Roman legionnaire, returning to his home from far-off wars. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that his father has been murdered by a gang of black-hooded looting bandits. Glaucus vows revenge against the killers, but just how high up are those involved?


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