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Kevin Lyons

Kevin Lyons works as Documentation Editor at the BFI and also edits the website The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film and Television.

Articles by Kevin Lyons

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  • A killer double bill turns 50: The Plague of the Zombies and Dracula Prince of Darkness

    By the start of 1965, the production line at Hammer Film Productions was a well-oiled machine.

    Friday, January 8, 2016


  • John Guillermin (1925-2015)

    The late British director is worth remembering for much more than latter-day blockbusters The Towering Inferno and King Kong – his early career was packed with lively dramas and thrillers.

    Friday, October 2, 2015


  • 10 great Christmas films

    From an early archive treasure to some perennial modern favourites, these are 10 of the best Christmas movies for festive viewing.

    Thursday, December 11, 2014


  • Why I love ... Dark Star

    Before Halloween and The Thing, John Carpenter flexed his genre muscles with spaced-out space-travel comedy Dark Star. It was the hippie, deadbeat answer to Star Trek and 2001, but in turn influenced everything from Alien to Sunshine.

    Monday, December 8, 2014


  • 10 great haunted house films

    Creaky floorboards, faces at the window, things that go bump in the night – with The Innocents back in cinemas, here are 10 more classic old dark house movies.

    Thursday, December 12, 2013


  • Why I love... Dracula

    Is the suave, blood-sucking count in the Hammer version of Bram Stoker’s novel the best of all screen Draculas?

    Friday, August 23, 2013


  • Tom Baker: the definitive Doctor Who?

    As Doctor Who at 50 continues with ‘The Robots of Death’, Kevin Lyons argues that – for some Who fans – The Doctor will always be Tom Baker.

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013


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