This post is a few months late as I was too busy when Famous Monsters Issue 252 was originally released. Did anyone get this Halloween issue retrospective of Hammer films? I thought they did an outstanding job that would have made Forrest J. Ackerman proud. In fact, the magazine reignited my passion for the world of Hammer films, in revisiting many of the studio's most popular movies I've noticed that many of my favorites were not the critical successes of the day. I was wondering how many members are fans of Hammer studios and what are your personal favorites? I prefer the Dracula series over the Frankenstein, in fact I'm not a huge fan of the Frankenstein films apart from Curse... and ...Must Be Destroyed. I think that Christopher Lee is the perfect evocation of Dracula and just the right combination of suave elegance and feral violence. Highlights of the series for me would be Dracula Has Risen From The Grave, largely because of the presence of Veronica Carlson and the originality of the plot which was somewhat pilfered for Morrissey's Blood For Dracula in 1974. I also love Scars of Dracula because of the increased level of sadistic violence for the era and the increased amount of screen time for the Dracula character. Even though not a part of the Dracula series, Lust For A Vampire remains a favorite also. What are your Hammer highlights?