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This review is from: Icons of Horror: Hammer Films [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
It is inevitable with a selection of films in one package, that some will be better than others. This collection comes out pretty well. Let's deal with them in order of merit.
The best of the bunch is 'Scream of Fear' or to give it it's English title 'Taste of Fear'. This was the best of the psychological thrillers that 'Hammer' produced. There is an excellent cast with Susan Strasberg, Ann Todd, Ronald Lewis and Christopher Lee. It has a twist ending and is also shot in black and white.
Then we have 'The Gorgon'. The only thing wrong with the Gorgon, is the Gorgon itself, which could have been improved upon by the make-up department, otherwise it is a very atmospheric film with Peter Cushing and Barbara Shelley.
Christopher Lee pops up again in 'The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll' and steals the film from Paul Massie. This film got short shrift from the critics, but I found it quite watchable.
Last and least, the only dud, 'The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb, which I found to be a yawn, but with three good films out of 4, there is no real cause for complaint here.