It goes without saying that we in the Monster Shop love Hammer Films.
The story of this film actually comes from a series of novels that began in 1915, written by Russell Thorndike, about Doctor Syn, a vicar from the village of Dymchurch who pursues revenge after his wife is seduced by his best friend. In the course of his adventures Syn turns to piracy and becomes the most feared pirate of his day. Upon his eventual return to Dymchurch, Syn takes leadership of the local smuggling ring (which is operating against a corrupt government) and takes on the identity of the ghostly Scarecrow Of Romney Marsh to protect the people of Dymchurch. Much of this may be remembered by Disney fans as the story of the film Dr. Syn, Alias The Scarecrow, which also came from these novels.
|The Disney version|
|The bad guys, and the badder guys...|
|Participants in the obligatory romance|
|The Marsh Phantoms|
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MAD DOCTOR'S NOTE: Night Creatures is available in The Hammer Horror Series 8-Film Collection, which is available here.