director Terrence Fisher
I had meant to watch The Gorgon as a Hammer double feature with The Reptile (1966), but given the vicissitudes of life Netflix, it didn’t work out that way. I will tell you, though, that it’s a decent idea for a double feature.
“She had a face only a Mummy could love!” Why, that’s just swell.
Having been indulging in Hammer fare of late, I recognized the re-used matte paintings that I was so impressed by from The Evil of Frankenstein (also 1964). I love a good matte painting in traditional FX, and there are a couple of doozies here.
I have yet to watch a truly bad Hammer film since I picked up this thread a few weeks ago. Not to say that I haven’t seen some lulus before.
The Gorgon has some mediocre qualities but it does have both Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, the latter in odd make-up and a slightly goofy role. Frankly, it’s kind of hard to go wrong with Hammer.