Hammer Audio Horror – Shaken & Chilled
One of the more pleasurable horror events of the last couple of years has been the heartfelt revival of Hammer, at a time when it’s almost impossible to get a British film distributed and seen against the might of such wonderful fare as ‘After Earth’ and its like, currently clogging up our cinemas.
When Hammer decided to tackle audio horror I was thrilled but doubtful that anyone would find out about it in the general entertainment shouting match that takes place, but lo and behold, the Hammer Chillers CD Digipack is out now. It contains all six eerie audio stories and bonus documentary, plus free downloady bits. Naturally, I would say that it’s a brilliant series of six stories in the classic Hammer horror style by top authors Stephen Gallagher, Mark Moris, Paul Magrs, Robin Ince & Stephen Volk, with only me dragging the side down.
Having said that, the British Fantasy Society did just say this about my story…
‘Such is the quality of Christopher Fowler’s writing that the story’s resolution is totally unexpected, despite the clues that have been peppered throughout the narrative. This shocking ending will leave you disturbed, the tale itself sticking in your mind for even longer.’
Did I mention that there are more details here? Hammer needs all the help it can get to keep the British horror movement alive, although this is certainly no charity case as it’s pretty good value for money. Then again, you might be waiting for the next M Knight Shammelwammen flop to come along and suck away your hard-earned bucks, in which case you’re on the wrong site.