After riding the success of a new cycle of horror films that they had nearly single-handedly created, Hammer Studios decided to resurrect a beloved British character by the name of Sherlock Holmes and give him his first full-blown color treatment. The film begins with a flashback detailing
the brutal murder of a young girl who had escaped an orgy staged by the lecherous Sir Hugo Baskerville (Oxley). After the murder, there is a terrifying sound and Sir Hugo is found dead, having been killed by a mysterious beast. The story then shifts to contemporary times and we learn that what we
have just seen is the legend of the Baskerville curse, as related by Dr. Mortimer (D...