Dracula, Frankenstein, Jekyll and Hyde plus Quatermass were all produced under the studio. These films are still show on TV and have a cult following. Low on budget, but big on scares. They relied on suspense often – and very effectively at that.
Peter Cushing (Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope) featured in many of the best pieces.
Hammer Horror is also a term used to describe the worst of the worst of British women, particularly those seen with too few clothes on in seaside resorts.
Quirky British songstress Kate Bush recorded a song called Hammer Horror which can be found on her excellent album ‘Lionheart.’