The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964)
1588. Badly holed during an engagement in the English Channel with the British Fleet, the small privateer, Diablo, sails to a remote coastal village in England for supplies and repairs. Informing the villagers that the Spanish Armada has been a success, the band of pirates terrorise the village into submission, abusing the women and pillaging them of all their wealth. When they take some of the women hostage the villages can take the abuse no longer, determined to fight the ruthless barbarians at whatever cost.
19 December 2011, Don Sharp (1921 - 2011)
Marcus Hearn pays tribute to the Hammer director, who died yesterday. Don Sharp had never seen a horror film before producer Anthony Hinds screened a...