Hammer Horror is back!
Posted by Frances Gow
Long after the lights were turned out, when young impressionable teens should really have been asleep, we used to sneak downstairs, me and my siblings. We raided the fridge for munchies in the middle of the night and settled down in front of the TV for the Hammer Horror double bill.
My own stories straddle the genres of SF/Fantasy and Horror. Until I read this article about Hammer, I had almost forgotten this early influence on my imaginative writing.
Nothing much was produced by Hammer after the 80s, but the company was bought in 2007 and have started producing films again. Most recently, The Woman in Black. Some of their older titles are now being restored for release onto Blu-Ray, like Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Plague of the Zombies, The Mummy.
Hammer Books, their publishing imprint will be releasing new novelisations of their classic films, in addition to titles from Graham Masterton, Jeanette Winterson and Helen Dunmore.
Hammer returns… horror creeps back to the forefront.