Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hammer is back!

Not MC. The other Hammer. That British film production house that spawned an impressive list of cult pictures from the 50s to the 70s and gave us all the Christopher Lee Dracula features, along with such classics as The Curse of Frankestein, The Hound of the Baskerville, The Mummy, Curse of the Werewolf, Shadow of the Cat, One Million Years B.C., When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, Countess Dracula and dozens and dozens more "Curses" and Frankensteins and mummies and barbarian girls and gothic tales of horror and lust. On September 22, 2008, the re-born Hammer launched principal photography on The Wake Wood, a horror flick about a couple who decides to go through with a pagan ritual to have three more days with their dead 9-year-old daughter. David Keating is at the helm, directing a screenplay he co-wrote with Brendan McCarthy. Let's wish them success and a long and prosperous new start. Thanks to author and blog sensei extraordinaire Stefan Hammond for the tip. And while the quality of many good old Hammer films remains questionable, no one can deny the grooviness of their poster collection, some of which you will find below for your nostalgic enjoyment, including the never-produced Mistress of the Seas (it's the intention that counts):

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