Woman In Black gleefully embraces campy horror of a bygone age

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… » 2/03/12 1:44pm 2/03/12 1:44pm

The Insane Art of Hammer Films [NSFW]

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. » 12/07/11 5:00pm 12/07/11 5:00pm

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Hammer Films Bringing Old School SciFi Schlock to MySpace

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,… » 12/14/07 8:00am 12/14/07 8:00am