INTO THE UNKNOWN : NIGEL KNEALE
2005 will see the publication of a new biography on cult science
fiction writer Nigel Kneale, published by Headpress Books, and written
by Andy Murray...
THE LOST DECADE : DENNIS WHEATLEY
his huge popularity and prolific output, just
three decades after his death, author Dennis
Wheatley has been all but forgotten, his occult
novels a footnote in history. A new BBC
documentary airs next month on the literary
figure behind three Hammer films...
THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN'S APOCALYPSE
Theatre News 17.09.05
Hammer were still making films today I suspect that the spin-off
film The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (based on the popular
BBCtv comedy series) would have fitted right in with their remit...
THE UNIVERSAL HAMMER HORROR FRANCHISE
The long awaited
HAMMER HORROR FRANCHISE COLLECTION from Universal is now available
on Region 1 NTSC dvd. Reaction
to the set has been somewhat mixed, with most of the complaints
going towards the decision not to include any extras...
DRACULA IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN LONDON....
last of Hammer's Dracula adaptations to make it to dvd is their
"modern" take on the myth, DRACULA A.D. 1972, and
its swinging its way from Chelsea to your dvd player on both sides
of the Atlantic in October...
SITE UPDATE : competitions / interviews
There's a fair bit
happening at the moment at the site, and we should be bringing you
major updates this week. We've just moved servers and
are finishing the testing the new webspace...
THE HAMMER HORROR SERIES
Universal in the US are releasing a brand new series called
THE FRANCHISE COLLECTION, with THE HAMMER HORROR SERIES
box set (reportedly 2 double sided discs, containing 8 films, and
retailing at around $30) due out 6th September...
ON THE RADIO....
but possibly of interest are new Radio 4 dramas - the concluding
parts of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; and a
new version of Dixon of Dock Green...
NEW INTERVIEWS, FEATURES etc
been busy writing up some features for elsewhere and so haven't had
a chance to update the site the last couple of weeks.
The good news is, as those on the LustForHammer mailing list already
know, there are a whole batch of new reviews, interviews and features
on the way...
DRACULA : A TALE OF UNDYING LOVE - UK tour
For the last couple of months a new production
of Dracula, adapted by Bryony Lavery, and directed by Rachel
Kavanaugh has been touring the provincial theatres of the UK prior
to its West End debut later in the year...
FANTASTIC FILMS FESTIVAL 2005 - BRADFORD UK
that time of year again, the annual film festival at the National Museum
of Photography Film and Television in Bradford.
The festival promises the usual blend of old and new,
running from 3pm on Friday 20th May to about 11pm
on Sunday 22nd May...
AMITYVILLE HORROR COMPETITION
Site update 25.04.05
Win one of three
copies of the speical edition dvd of 1979's AMITYVILLE HORROR.
(COMPETITION NOW CLOSED)
SIR JOHN MILLS
legendary Sir John Mills, perhaps best known to readers of this site as Professor Quatermass
in the 1979 Euston serial The Quatermass Conclusion aka
Quatermass, has died at the age of 97...
LIVE QUATERMASS EXPERIMENT VIEWING FIGURES
figures state that the live version of The Quatermass
Experiment which went out earlier this month on BBC4
here in the UK provided BBC4 with its biggest audience in a year...
NEW LIVE VERSION OF THE QUATERMASS EXPERIMENT ON BBC4
News 06.03.05 updated 14.03.05
The BBC will be screening a brand new
April 2nd. As part of BBC4's TV
On Trial season, the channel plans
to screen its first live tv drama in over 50 years...
HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR ON UK DIGITAL TV
1980 tv series Hammer House of Horror has
made a welcome return to screens in the UK.
BBC's QUATERMASS TRILOGY
One of the most exciting DVD announcements
in recent years for fans, is the release of the existing material
from the BBC's Quatermass serials...
Hammer's version of the classic tale Phantom
of the Opera looks to be making its way to
dvd in the UK this year...
EXCLUSIVE HAMMER FILMS ON DVD
03.03.05 updated 06.03.05
Brand new releases of Hammer/Exclusive films
from DD Home Entertainment, including
Spaceways, Four-Sided Triangle, Mask of Dust
and Stolen Face...
HELL IS A CITY
Announcing the UK dvd release of Val Guest's
BAFTA nominated Hammer thriller, Hell Is A
NEW LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS
Klemensen's long-running Fanzine, Little Shoppe of Horrors
is due out again soon. The newest issue centres on
HAMMER FILMS ANNOUNCE NEW CO-PRODUCTION DEAL WITH RANDOM
Production News 10.02.05
The latest announcement for Hammer's imminent
return to production slipped out on January 14th
2005, a new Enterprise Investment Scheme between
Harvest Pictures III, Hammer Films and LA-based
Stan Winston Productions...
CINEMA ARTS INTERNATIONAL FOLDS
Cinema Arts International was dissolved
as a company recently, on 14th September 2004. Roy Skeggs ran the
company, using it to produce the Hammer House
of Horror tv series...
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH GRAHAM DUFF
Our exclusive lengthy interview with Graham
Duff, is now online. Graham took time out to
talk about his new Quatermass-inspired radio comedy,
GERMAN HAMMER FROM ANOLIS
German distributors, Anolis,
have provided a string of 20 Hammer films (with more to come)in
their Hammer Edition...
| NEBULOUS (CARRY ON QUATERMASS)
BBC Radio 4 is currently airing a new sci-fi sitcom,
called Nebulous on Thursday nights at 11pm
| HAMMER HOUSE OF MYSTERY - DVD GLOBAL DEBUT
16.01.05 updated 20.01.05
Announcing the dvd debut of Hammer House of
Mystery and Suspense on dvd, and The World of
Hammer documentary series, both from DD Video...