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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Released 1959
Distributor United Artists

Hammer’s necessarily more horrific take on the oft-filmed Conan Doyle classic features Peter Cushing and Andre Morell as one of the best Holmes/Watson pairings, despite the fact that the story keeps Holmes offscreen for a large portion of the action. Christopher Lee gets to play opposite a tarantula.

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About Mick Garris

Mick Garris produced and directed a segment for Nightmare Cinema, the spine-tingling horror event of the summer. Previously, Mick created the Masters of Horror hour-long cable series of fright films helmed by well-known genre directors, including himself.  Numerous screenplay assignments led to a career in directing, and he is perhaps best known for his long association with Stephen King, whose novels The Stand and The Shining have been translated by Garris into well-received mini-series. Mick authored the book, “Development Hell”, which can be ordered from Amazon.com at this link! Mick’s recent books “Snow Shadows,” “Tyler’s Third Act,” “Ugly” and “SALOME” are now out from Cemetery Dance. Mick also executive produced Unbroken for Universal Pictures, based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book on Louis Zamperini with Angelina Jolie directing