Thursday, August 31, 2023

Hammer Films Resurrection

Hammer Films, the iconic film studio, noted for classic features "Horror of Dracula" and "Curse of Frankenstein", has been acquired by Emmy Award winning John Gore, who plans to resurrect the studios with a slate of new films including "Doctor Jekyll'', starring Eddie Izzard:

"...I’ve always been enchanted by the magic of Hammer Films", said Gore. "It’s stories, its characters, and its unique place in British heritage and cinema have been a source of inspiration and wonder. 

"Today, as I stand at the helm of this iconic studio, my commitment is twofold: to celebrate and preserve the unmatched legacy of Hammer and to usher in a new era of storytelling that captivates audiences worldwide. With significant investment and a fresh creative vision, we will ensure that the spirit of Hammer not only endures but thrives in the modern age..."

Hammer Film Productions was founded in 1934 by William Hinds. The studio became heavily invested in distributing horror films in the 1950's. 

Productions included "The Mummy", "The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll,", "The Curse of the Werewolf", |Horror Dracula", Curse of Farnkenstein and a whole lot more, bringing stardom to Brit actors Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.

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