based producers Les Hemstock and Chris Jennings teamed
up last year to make a music video for their track
MIRAGE, inspired by the classic Hammer Dracula movies.
film, directed by Chris Stone features Les as the Count
character, battling against Van Helsing, and complete
with a vampire bride in the mode of Twins of Evil.
Shot on location at a genuine English castle (Alton) on
a budget lower than even Hammer were used to working on.
The track is hauntingly beautiful, and the film a
sublime homage to the original house of horror, and a
timely reminder of the Hammer feel, in what is being
touted as the 50th anniversary year of Hammer horror.
was behind the popular Jive Bunny records in the 1980s,
and with Jennings owns Genetic Studios in Hanley, whilst
Stone is a recent media studies graduate with a
promising future as a filmmaker looming.
September the Mirage video won a prestigious award in LA
- Chris Stone won best International Director at the Los
Angeles Film Festival from thousands of initial entries.
30 years since Hammer last made a Dracula picture,
Hammer's famous in house style has proven as popular as
ever, and here at unofficialhammerfilms.com we've been
stunned by the quality of the film and are delighted at
the success of Mirage.
running a review of the film and an interview with the