I’m a huge fan of Sir Christopher Lee. Not only did he have a wicked sense of humor and a great life philosophy, but he was a fantastic—and very underappreciated!—actor. After I saw his first film in Hammer’s Dracula series, he visited my childhood nightmares every day. He terrified me—and I loved every bit of it.
Monsters are horrifying, revolting... and often alluring. It makes sense that so many monsters would be hawt, since they're the ultimate predators and they need to be able to lure us into their clutches and stuff. But also, monsters represent the forbidden, and sexy danger, and they can get away with wearing outfits…
Everybody thinks that Woman In Black, the old-fashioned ghost story featuring Daniel Radcliffe (AKA Harry Potter), is about Edwardian England. But in fact, it's about the 1960s - at least stylistically. Full of silly plot devices, hyperbolically drawn characters, and menacing Victorian geegaws, this movie feels…
Hammer Films was more than just a studio that put out classic, cheesy horror movies — Hammer was an attitude, a gothic style factory, and a weird cultural icon. A new book, Hammer Vault, ventures into the heart of Hammer, with poster art, script treatments, and other rare Hammerobilia.
The most renowned of the Quatermass films (which are themselves derived from the 1953 TV show titled The Quatermass Experiment), Quatermass and the Pit is a Hammer film that holds a firm place in the minds and memories of science fiction and horror fans.
Unsure what to buy that Firefly fan, Trekkie, or Tron aficionado in your life? Don't worry — we've got you covered. Here's our gift guide for ten kinds of science fiction fan.
Ingrid Pitt survived a Nazi Concentration Camp and evaded the Communist police to become one of Britain's most beloved horror stars, reigning over Hammer films like The Vampire Lovers. She also rocked Doctor Who. She died last night, aged 73.
Hammer Films gave us some of the world's most unforgettable, most awesome movies. But they also gave us some of the most beautiful poster art of all time. Check out some exclusive images from a new book of Hammer art.
I don't know what's more astonishing: that Hammer Films is giving horror publishing a major jolt of life with its new deal with Arrow Books/Random House. Or that literary superstar Jeanette Winterson is writing the first title, a novella. [Guardian]
At Comic-Con today, the president of UK's Hammer Films announced that the company's next film after Let Me In would be Woman In Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe. And next on their slate is a revamped Quatermass, which is brilliant news for those of us who loved the British series about a scientist fighting aliens and…
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has seized our imaginations for nearly 200 years. Frankenstein art ranges from the grotesque to the glamorous to the playfully weird... like this Frankenstein meets Vampirella image. The Frankensteinia blog has compiled some incredibly gorgeous Frankenstein art.
It ain't easy to scare a reader in 22 pages or less, but comics publisher Dark Horse is partnering with Hammer Films to give it a go. Up first: a comic-book adaptation of Let The Right One In.
We're over the moon with the news that genre movie legend Christopher Lee has been Knighted. The 87-year-old, and world's greatest Dracula, has appeared in over 250 films stretching over 61 years. Congratulations. [USA Today]
Just in time for Halloween, Titan Books has released Hammer Glamour, a luscious coffee table book that collects pinup images of beauties featured in iconic Hammer Studios movies of the 1960s and 70s. These ladies helped redefine the horror genre.
Hammer Films were made infamous by their never-ceasing onslaught of schlocky 50s and 60s horror films (think Christopher Lee in Hammer's Dracula), but they also released several great low-budget science fiction films. Now the company, defunct since the early 1980s, is back. They'll be releasing new films on MySpace,…