Sam Hamm

Sam Hamm

Failed cartoonist Sam Hamm turned to screenwriting when he realized he would never be able to draw like Alex Toth. His feature credits include Never Cry Wolf, Batman, Batman Returns, and Monkeybone.

Hamm also created the short-lived television series M.A.N.T.I.S. in collaboration with Sam Raimi. Most recently, he has written two episodes of the cable series Masters of Horror for director Joe Dante: Homecoming (for which he won a Best Screenplay award at the Sitges International Film Festival) and The Screwfly Solution.

Commentaries by Sam Hamm

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Pickup on South Street

1953
20th Century Fox
FBI director J Edgar Hoover personally told director Sam Fuller how much...
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Kronos

1957
20th Century Fox
Jack Rabin and Irving Block were a couple of indie FX mavens whose works ranged...
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Eyes Without A Face

1962
Lopert Pictures Corporation
French documentarian and co-founder of the Cinematheque Francais Georges Franju’s second fiction...
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Some Came Running

1958
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
The box office success of From Here to Eternity, adapted from the James...
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13 Ghosts

1960
Columbia
Aiming squarely at the allowances of moppet readers of Famous Monsters of Filmland, William...
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The Intruder

1962
Pathé-America Distributing Company
In 1961 Roger Corman took a flyer from his exploitation roots and made one...
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Comanche Station

1960
Columbia
The last of seven collaborations between director Budd Boetticher and star Randolph Scott (under...
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Strangers When We Meet

1960
Columbia
This ironic, Douglas Sirkian romantic time capsule about an extra marital affair...
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The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek

1944
Paramount
A wild night on the town with departing soldiers leaves small...
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The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll

1960
Columbia Pictures
Notorious in its day as the movie where Jekyll becomes...
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The Testamant of Dr. Cordelier

1959
Radio-Télévision Française
The great Jean Renoir made this unauthorized Robert Louis Stevenson adaptation...
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All Night Long

1963
Colorama Features
No, not the 1982 Barbra Streisand movie (which come to think of it...
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Burn Witch Burn

1962
AIP
Originally shot as Night of the Eagle, this clever supernatural thriller is the...
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Bell Book and Candle

1958
Columbia
This charmingly spooky romantic comedy has successfully resisted decades of attempts to...
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The Nutty Professor

1963
Paramount
Probably Jerry Lewis’s most enduring film, and the one that sparked a critical...
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20 Million Miles to Earth

1957
Columbia
The dino-like Ymir is one of Ray Harryhausen’s most personable stop-motion...
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Scream of Fear

1961
Columbia
“Psycho” spawned a cottage industry of twist-ending killer-thrillers, and this modest Hammer entry...
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Journey to the Lost City

1960
AIP
An exploitation picture staple was the cutdown feature version of the...
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