Horror in Britain experienced a glorious heyday in the sixties and seventies, with vampires, werewolves and even zombies being just a few of the beasties roaming dilapidated castles and foggy London. This was a time when Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing were the exciting stars of the moment, either keeping us safe from the things lurking beyond our windows or calling on them to join their gang.
Constructing these worlds of terror and afternoon tea were studios such as Amicus, Tigon and the mighty Hammer. The latter were the home of such classics as Dracula, The Curse of Frankenstein and The Quatermass Experiment, an English studio by the Thames which first brought horror back into the British psyche.
Entering this world was Linda Hayden, a blonde haired and blue-eyed 17-year-old with only one previous film to her name (1968’s Baby Love, directed by Alastair Reed) who would soon work with the likes of Christopher Lee, Vincent Price and Peter Cushing as well as shooting for all three major studios.