Hammer In Your Ear
Hammer Chillers is a new horror anthology series that will premiere in June 2013. It’s going to be available first as 30-minute weekly downloadable audio episodes from the Hammer website, and then the collected series will also be released on CD, with special bonus material.
A quote from the press release – ‘Writers for the first series include some of the biggest names working in horror today (it says here): Stephen Volk (Ghostwatch, The Awakening), Mark Morris (Toady, Vampire Circus), Stephen Gallagher (Chimera, The Eleventh Hour), Christopher Fowler (The Bryant and May Mysteries), Paul Magrs (The Brenda and Effie Mysteries, Doctor Who) and comedian Robin Ince (Radio 4’s The Infinite Monkey Cage).’
This was a great project for me as I grew up watching Hammer films in cinemas, something I feel sad that no-one can do today, and of course they entirely lose their collective fairytale power when separated out and played on TV. The new Hammer is making all the right moves, picking projects carefully and paying them loving attention. I’m hoping this will prove a hit for them and will continue as a series. You can find out more here.