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Don't use long words Inspector...
on 25 March 2014
When his father Professor Jules Heitz and brother Bruno die under mysterious circumstances, Paul Heitz travels to a small town to determine what is going on.
It's the early 1900s and he finds villagers who are wary of strangers and apparently live in fear, particularly when there is a full moon.
He hears of the legend of Megaera, a Gorgon so hideous that to look at her will turn you to stone.
Of particular interest to him are Dr. Namaroff and his attractive assistant Carla Hoffman.
Namaroff is obviously hiding something and is very possessive of Carla, who suffers from blackouts and memory loss....
It's one of those typical Hammer movies that comes on TV late at night and you just cannot help but watch the absurdity of it all.
All the familiar faces are here, Cushing, Lee, Matte Paintings, but Hammer movies never fail to entertain, even if they do fail to shock.
Not unlike Nosferatu, we have one man who is an outcast in a village, which hides a secret. The secret is, it's Medusa's not so famous sibling, who can turn a man to stone with her red eyes and awful hair.
The effects are funny in a Hammer way, but Lee and Cushing put a bit of class into the proceedings.
Not as good as the Dracula films, but has a little kookiness to it all.