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Hammer Films Scares Up The Rights To The Winchester Mystery House For Horror Flick

  • By Marta Corato
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  • April 28, 2012 11:00 AM
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Recently reborn horror studio Hammer Films has developed a taste for haunted houses: after last February’s “The Woman in Black," they have optioned the rights for a film on the Winchester Mystery House, located in San Jose, California. Imagination Design Works and Nine/8 Entertainment are planning to produce a movie based on the “legendary story” of the property.

'Mad Men' Star Jared Harris To Lead Hammer Films Horror 'The Quiet Ones'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2012 1:01 PM
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Hammer Films is enjoying a healthy 2012. The rebooted U.K. horror shingle is basking in the $120 million worldwide success of "The Woman In Black" and they they are already at work on the next installment, "The Woman In Black: Angels Of Death." But they've also got a new original project brewing as well, "The Quiet Ones." First announced back in February, Michael Sheen was reportedly offered the lead role, but alas that didn't pan out, however a no less capable name is stepping up to the plate.

Hammer CEO Teases Reboots Of 'Dracula' & 'Quatermass' Franchises, As Well As A Monster Movie Like 'The Abominable Snowman'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 12, 2012 12:02 PM
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Anyone who saw last weekend's surprise hit "The Woman in Black" knows that it was a step in the right direction for Hammer Films studio. After a string of woefully underseen, contemporary set horror films (among them the wonderful vampire tale "Let Me In" and the pervy Hilary Swank thriller "The Resident"), Hammer got back to what it does best: a Victoria-era setting, and an emphasis on period costumes, eerie effects, spooky ghosts, hostile villagers, and dimly lit hallways. And in an interview with Hey U Guys, Hammer CEO Simon Oakes, who was heavily involved with "The Woman in Black," says they plan to dip into the studio's catalog for future projects, including rebooting the Dracula franchise that made Hammer something of a household name. At least if your household was really into fangs.

Daniel Radcliffe Talks About The Legacy Of Hammer Films & 'The Woman In Black'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 3, 2012 11:02 AM
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Armchair viewers might be surprised by this development, but Daniel Radcliffe, the young actor who played "Harry Potter" in a massive eight-film franchise is fully grown. And he's hit the ground running, playing a grieving windower in the gothic Hammer Films release "The Woman In Black." Radcliffe stars as Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer who travels to a small village for a job only to find the locals terrorized by a villainous specter.

Book Review: 'The Hammer Vault' Is A Historically Rich Treasure Trove

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 21, 2011 6:46 PM
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When we reviewed the poster collection "The Art Of Hammer," an overview of the great British studio Hammer Films, we marveled over each slickly reproduced page. And while the experience was lovely (and lasted well beyond our time looking over and reviewing the book, it was about as superficial an experience as you could get.

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