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Hammer House of Horror Streaming on BritBox for Halloween; Exclusive Clip!

One of the best damned British anthology series is no doubt “Hammer House of Horror,” and if you’re a BritBox subscriber, you can dig on all the spookiness just in time for Halloween! BritBox, the streaming service from BBC Worldwide… Continue Reading →

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Giveaway – Win Hammer House of Horror on Blu-ray

On Monday, October 23rd, Network is set to bring the classic anthology series Hammer House of Horror to Blu-ray for the very first time, and we’ve got a copy of the box set to give away to one lucky reader! Read on for details of how to enter…

From the iconic British horror studio this star-studded anthology series contains 13 episodes of spine-chilling terror blending the supernatural with modern horror hauntings, demonic possession and cannibalism. Marking a new direction for the studio under producer Roy Skeggs and with a cast including legendary British actor and Hammer icon Peter Cushing as well as Diana Dors, Denholm Elliott and Brian Cox, the series is featured here for the first time in stunning new High Definition.

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The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, October 29th. UK readers only please. To enter,
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Hammer House Of Horror Live: The Soulless Ones review

Matt Edwards Oct 20, 2017

How about experiencing Hammer Horror - live? We went to London to find out more...

Hammer House Of Horror Live: The Soulless Ones is the resurrected horror brand's first stab at immersive theatre. Den of Geek headed to West London, excited to experience what promised to be a night of ghastly fun and ghouls, and keen to find out what the on earth immersive theatre is.

“Would you like a cape?” asked the usher.

“No thanks.”

“No, you have to take a cape. I just asked to be polite.”

It didn’t seem so polite to me, but he tipped me off that I should hang onto to my satchel as the bag check gets busy at the end of the night so I considered us squared away.

I found myself in a dim hallway, having picked up my ticket from the box office and cleared through
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Hammer House of Horror coming to Blu-ray in time for Halloween

With Halloween almost upon us, Network has announced that it is releasing the classic anthology series Hammer House of Horror for the first ever time on Blu-ray!

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From the iconic British horror studio this star-studded anthology series contains 13 episodes of spine-chilling terror blending the supernatural with modern horror hauntings, demonic possession and cannibalism.  Marking a new direction for the studio under producer Roy Skeggs and with a cast including legendary British actor and Hammer icon Peter Cushing as well as Diana Dors, Denholm Elliott and Brian Cox, the series is featured here for the first time in stunning new High Definition.

Hammer House of Horror is set for release on October 23rd.
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Hammer Films plots immersive cinema event in London

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Secret Cinema and Crystal Maze staff hired for October event.

Hammer Films, the iconic British horror production house, is planning an immersive cinema/theatre event that will run in London in October.

Dubbed Hammer House of Horror Live, the newly-commissioned experience will welcome up to 200 visitors a night to Hoxton Hall in east London, with the event running October 3-31.

Based on an original script, the experience will give participants the opportunity to witness a vampiric ritual, including elements of live theatre, immersive film and digital technology.

The event’s production team is being headed up by Anna Söderblom, founder of theatre-focused entertainment company Storia, with production manager Andy Reader, whose credits include three major Secret Cinema productions: Star Wars, Dr Strangelove and 28 Days Later.

Söderblom will direct and has co-written the experience with Oscar Blustin, founder of theatre company Specifiq, who has worked on previous immersive productions including The Crystal Maze.

Stewart Pringle of London
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"Twins Of Evil" Screening, Alamo Drafthouse, Brooklyn, May 30

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The 1971 Hammer horror cult classic "Twins of Evil" will receive a rare big screen showing on Tuesday May 30 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Brooklyn. Showtime is at 9:30. Here is the official description from the Alamo Drafthouse web site:

Hosted by TV writer/producer, recovering film critic Bruce Bennett. Admission only $10!

By 1971 the UK Hammer House of Horror had traded cleavage and blood trickle for R-rated female nudity and comparatively extravagant applications of “Kensington Gore”. Twins Of Evil literally doubles down on the nudity care of comely Maltese identical siblings Madeleine and Mary Collinson. And writer Tudor Gates’ grafting of vampire yarn with witch-hunt mentality jeremiad offers plenty of opportunities for bloodletting - particularly via a climactic beheading. But with all due respect to the Collinsons, the most memorable charms on display in Twins Of Evil are of a more backward-glancing variety. Taking a page from Michael ReevesWitchfinder General,
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Round-Up: UK’s Horror Channel Hammer-Thon, The Ones Below, The Cleansing Hour, Monster World #3, The Last American Horror Show

The Horror Channel has an Easter treat for fans of Hammer films, as their UK-only Hammer-thon will air March 26th and 27th. Also in this round-up: release details for The Ones Below, a trailer for The Cleansing Hour short film, eight preview pages from Monster World #3, and information on The Last American Horror Show.

UK Horror Channel’s Hammer-Thon: Press Release: “Hammer film fans are in for a treat….Horror Channel is to screen an Easter Hammer-thon with back-to-back Hammer classics.

Some of Hammer’s most popular films, including The Revenge Of Frankenstein, The Devil Rides Out and The Brides Of Dracula will be broadcast across the weekend from 3pm – 10pm on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March.

Plus, Horror Channel will be presenting ‘Hammer Thursdays’ from Thurs 7 April for six weeks. This will be a Hammer movie at 9pm followed by a double-bill of Hammer House Of Horror at 10.50pm.
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Back to Ghoul Supplies & Designer Digs for your Dorm – Tardy Edition

Editor’s Note: Apologies to the readers of Dtb and to the author of all the Coffin Couture posts, Cherry Bombed for being tardy with this post. We hope that you still find it useful!

After this long, hot, horrible summer, Coffin Couture is Back on Destroy the Brain with our annual, fashionable recommendations for the coming Fall season.

This time around on Cc I decided to focus on the needs of incoming students who also happen to be horror film fanatics. From accessories that homage the great films of Hammer, to beautifully crafted eyeglass frames with an all over Ouija board pattern (yes, really), this year going back to school won’t be as painful as it was for those damn stupid kids that got carved up at the lake this summer and never made it to first period.

Curse of Frankenstein bag

As I can never get enough
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David Prowse to attend Play Expo

Replay Events have announced another special guest who shall be appearing for both Saturday and Sunday dates – 10th & 11th October – at Play Expo. The Dark Lord himself, Darth Vader, otherwise known as Dave Prowse will be in attendance.

Feeling your presence.

Initially offered Chewbacca or Darth Vader in Star Wars, David Prowse opted for Darth Vader, telling George Lucas that he chose the role because ‘Everyone remembers the villain, George.’

Other than playing the famous Sith Lord, Dave Prowse is also known for his roles in Clockwork Orange, Up Pompeii and several Hammer House of Horror films, not forgetting the Green Cross Code Man. Away from acting, Prowse is also a known figure in the fitness world. From his early career in body-building, where he began his lifelong friendship with Arnold Schwarzenegger to training Christopher Reeve for his role as Superman and becoming a personal trainer for celebrities.

David Prowse
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‘Can’t Come Out to Play’ DVD Review

Stars: Michael Shannon, Samantha Morton, Peter Fonda, Natasha Calis, Charlie Tahan, Peter Fonda, Leslie Lyles | Written by Stephen Lancellotti | Directed by John McNaughton

John McNaughton, enfante-terrible of the BBFC thanks to his stunning 1986 debut feature Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, returns to genre film making after two decades away from horror (his Masters of Horror episode in 2006 is his only “horror” credit in 25 years), with Can’t Come Out to Play, a psychological thriller starring Britain’s very own Samantha Morton and everyone’s favourite Superman villain, Michael Shannon, who play married medical professionals Katharine and Richard Young who keep their sick son Andy isolated from the outside world in their remote countryside house.

However that isolation is broken when Maryann, following the death of her parents, moves in with her grandparents just down the road. Having left all she knows behind and feeling alone, she eventually befriends Andy
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‘The Shout’ & ‘The Medusa Touch’ Blu-ray Review (Network)

“The British Film” collection was launched by Network Distributing in April 2013 as part of a five-year plan to release over 450 vintage British films through a deal with Studiocanal. Many of the films have never been available to own and will benefit from new transfers. We’ve already reviewed a couple of their previous releases, the Hammer horror pairing of Countess Dracula and Twins of Evil – and now we take a look at two more interesting British horrors of the 1970s…

The Shout

Stars: Alan Bates, Susannah York, John Hurt, Robert Stephens, Tim Curry | Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski

Synopsis: During a cricket match at an insane asylum between the inmates and the local villagers, Crossley and Graves keep themselves entertained by telling stories. Crossley tells of how he came to possess supernatural powers enabling him to kill with a single shout and although his companion dismisses the tale as an insane fantasy,
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Frightfest 2014: ‘The Harvest’ Review

Stars: Michael Shannon, Samantha Morton, Peter Fonda, Natasha Calis, Charlie Tahan, Peter Fonda, Leslie Lyles | Written by Stephen Lancellotti | Directed by John McNaughton

John McNaughton, enfante-terrible of the BBFC thanks to his stunning 1986 debut feature Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, returns to genre film making after two decades away from horror (his Masters of Horror episode in 2006 is his only “horror” credit in 25 years), with a psychological thriller starring Britain’s very own Samantha Morton and everyone’s favourite Superman villain, Michael Shannon, who play married medical professionals Katharine and Richard Young who keep their sick son Andy isolated from the outside world in their remote countryside house.

However that isolation is broken when Maryann, following the death of her parents, moves in with her grandparents just down the road. Having left all she knows behind and feeling alone, she eventually befriends Andy – despite the vehement protest of his overprotective mother,
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Inside No 9: a gutsy dark comedy of misery and mayhem box set review

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, makers of The League of Gentlemen, return with a collection of unrelated tales of morality and mortality, and a legion of ghoulish mishaps

There's something about these short, sharp shockers that gets under the skin. The BBC has already repeated A Quiet Night In, the remarkable, almost dialogue-free instalment of the series, which is starting to accrue awards. This DVD release should help spread the word: it's very lendable.

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton the show's creators, writers and stars eschew the current TV trend for long, involved story arcs, choosing instead to resurrect the once-popular anthology format. In the 70s and 80s, there were plenty of TV short-story strands, from Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected to Nigel Kneale's Beasts, not to mention Hammer House of Horror. Here, over six episodes, we get unrelated 30-minute tales of morality and mortality, all with different characters,
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How Hammer Got Its Scare Back

It has been dismissed over the years as cheesy, cheap and laughable but, as has been the case on many occasions, Hammer Films have had the last laugh. They boast a back-catalogue that is to horror movies what The Rolling Stones’ discography is to rock music. Fifty-nine years after the release of their first horror movie proper (The Quatermass Xperiment), Hammer’s films have survived scrutiny and re-evaluation and have now attained National Treasure status. Moreover, in terms of sheer importance, the Hammer films were some of the most influential of the past half-century. The ripple-effect of their imitators cashing in on their success would beget the careers of some of the biggest names in Hollywood today.

And yet since 1984 Hammer has been a dormant entity, existing only in the memory: a pile of ashes, a cape and a signet ring waiting to be reanimated by the crimson, jugular discharge of some poor,
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TV highlights 12/03/2014

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Cycling: Tirreno-Adriatico Road Race | Breaking Magic | Famous, Rich & Hungry | Law & Order: UK | Astronauts: Living In Space | Who Needs Ibiza? The Great British Holiday | How To Get Ahead: At Medieval Court | Inside No 9U

Cycling: Tirreno-Adriatico Road Race

1.30pm, British Eurosport

Ahead of the Grand Tours (which kick off with the Giro d'Italia in May) the Tirreno-Adriatico is a testing warm up. Last year, the winner, Vincenzo Nibali, also took the Giro crown and eventual Tour de France winner Chris Froome finished second. This year's opening stage is a team time-trial on Italy's Mediterranean coast: over the course of seven days the riders make their way to the east coast and the Adriatic. Hence the contest's nickname: the Race Of The Two Seas. Lanre Bakare

Breaking Magic

8pm, Discovery

Street magic is going down a treat on TV at the moment, so step forward Ben Hanlin, Wayne Houchin, Billy Kidd and Nate Staniforth,
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Hammer Bringing The Abominable Snowman To Theaters

President & CEO of Hammer and Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media, Simon Oakes, announced today that Hammer, an Exclusive Media company, will produce a new version of The Abominable Snowman. The project is being developed by Hammer in association with Ben Holden (The Quiet Ones, The Woman in Black: Angel of Death).

In this modern take on the Yeti myth, a scientific expedition’s illegal ascent up an unclimbed peak of one of the World’s most formidable mountains accidentally awakens an ancient creature that could spell a certain end for them all.

Watch the trailer from the 1957 British horror film.

The original screenplay by Matthew Read (Pusher, Hammer of the Gods) and Jon Croker (The Woman In Black: Angel of Death, Desert Dancer) will put a modern twist on the 1957 iconic original film from Hammer’s extensive canon of work. The project marks a continuation of Hammer’s ongoing campaign to
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Event Report: Abertoir - Wales' International Horror Festival

Dario Argento once said, "Horror is like a serpent; always shedding its skin, always changing. And it will always come back." Abertoir, Wales’ International Horror Festival that wrapped this past Sunday, November 10th, has been celebrating horror’s malleability and resilience for eight years.

This year you could find Argento’s operatic giallo style reinvented by French filmmakers Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani in The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears; vampires got a makeover in Kiss of the Damned and Chimeres; ghosts found new life in Ghost Graduation, Forgotten, and Soulmate; found footage was resurrected as Catholic horror in Borderlands; and creature features took a strange turn with The Station and Bad Milo.

Festival director Gaz Bailey had to watch a lot of awful films to find the best the genre had to offer. And he looks for one thing above all else when selecting a film: originality.
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Hammer takes Daylight Gate rights

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Hammer takes Daylight Gate rights
Jeanette Winterson’s novella centres on a 17th century witch trial.

Hammer has acquired the film rights to Jeanette Winterson’s The Daylight Gate, the novella released under the Arrow Books Hammer imprint from Random House in August 2012.

The deal is part of Hammer’s ongoing strategy to develop projects created by its literary and theatrical deals.

Set in the early 17th century, The Daylight Gate is based on the notorious Pendle Witch Trial and comprises magic, superstition and murder.

Winterson said: “I was interested to take the Hammer novella commission to write a good story around the notorious Pendle witch trials of 1612. Now I am intrigued and excited to see what new form these ghosts can inhabit. Stories from the past are always present; it is our imaginations that make it so.”

The announcement was made by Simon Oakes, vice chairman of Exclusive Media and Hammer Films’ president and CEO.

Hammer, owned
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London Film Memorabilia Convention Hammer & Horror Film Day- London, 9 November

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Hammer and Horror Film Day!

Saturday November the 9th ( 10am – 5pm )

Central Hall Westminster.

Storey’s Gate, Westminster, London SW1H 9Nh

UK’s longest running film fair and convention.

Now in it’s 40th year!

The Convention presents dealers from all over the UK, Europe, Us ,

Canada and South America.

Specialising in rare original film memorabilia and collectables.

Taking place six times a year these are truly unique events for anyone with an interest in films!

With actors and director’s signings, illustrated talks, retrospectives and film screenings taking place through out the day.

Items covering the history of cinema can be found. From the silents to the present.

From rare items of the 1920’s to new releases and the latest heart throb.

Among the many different field of cinema covered at the show is – Classic Hollywood, horror films, sci-fi, the best of British and European cinema as we as cult tv!
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