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The Damned

Nick Riddle


The Damned (1963) is the most intriguing of director Joseph Losey's British “journeyman” films. A sci-fi film by a director who hated sci-fi; a Hammer production that sat on the shelf for over two years before being released with almost no publicity as the second half of a double bill. Losey was a director vocal in his dislike of depictions of physical violence, but he often made films that radiate an energy produced by a violent clash of elements. The Damned catches a series of collisions — some of them inadvertent — and traps them as if in amber. Its volatile elements include Losey, the blac ... More

Keywords: sci-fi film, Joseph Losey, Hammer horror, British film studio, Oliver Reed, The Damned

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781911325529
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781911325529.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nick Riddle, author
University of Bristol