The History of Sexy Monsters

Monsters are horrifying, revolting... and often alluring. It makes sense that so many monsters would be hawt, since they're the ultimate predators and they need to be able to lure us into their clutches and stuff. But also, monsters represent the forbidden, and sexy danger, and they can get away with wearing outfits… » 10/24/12 1:35pm 10/24/12 1:35pm

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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Rediscover the British classic Quatermass and the Pit on Blu-ray

The most renowned of the Quatermass films (which are themselves derived from the 1953 TV show titled The Quatermass Experiment), Quatermass and the Pit is a Hammer film that holds a firm place in the minds and memories of science fiction and horror fans. » 10/10/11 7:40am 10/10/11 7:40am

Gift ideas for the ten major species of science fiction fan

Unsure what to buy that Firefly fan, Trekkie, or Tron aficionado in your life? Don't worry — we've got you covered. Here's our gift guide for ten kinds of science fiction fan. » 12/08/10 12:40pm 12/08/10 12:40pm

R.I.P. Ingrid Pitt, Britain's Queen of Horror

Ingrid Pitt survived a Nazi Concentration Camp and evaded the Communist police to become one of Britain's most beloved horror stars, reigning over Hammer films like The Vampire Lovers. She also rocked Doctor Who. She died last night, aged 73. » 11/24/10 7:00am 11/24/10 7:00am

Classic Hammer Films poster art will rock you into the year one million!

Hammer Films gave us some of the world's most unforgettable, most awesome movies. But they also gave us some of the most beautiful poster art of all time. Check out some exclusive images from a new book of Hammer art. » 10/21/10 11:25am 10/21/10 11:25am

Hammer Films moves into publishing — and Jeanette Winterson's writing…

I don't know what's more astonishing: that Hammer Films is giving horror publishing a major jolt of life with its new deal with Arrow Books/Random House. Or that literary superstar Jeanette Winterson is writing the first title, a novella. [Guardian] » 10/07/10 9:00am 10/07/10 9:00am

Hammer Films will be revamping Quatermass

At Comic-Con today, the president of UK's Hammer Films announced that the company's next film after Let Me In would be Woman In Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe. And next on their slate is a revamped Quatermass, which is brilliant news for those of us who loved the British series about a scientist fighting aliens and… » 7/24/10 3:02pm 7/24/10 3:02pm

The Haunting Gothic Loveliness Of Frankenstein Art

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has seized our imaginations for nearly 200 years. Frankenstein art ranges from the grotesque to the glamorous to the playfully weird... like this Frankenstein meets Vampirella image. The Frankensteinia blog has compiled some incredibly gorgeous Frankenstein art. » 5/06/10 9:30am 5/06/10 9:30am

Can Dark Horse and Hammer Pump Fresh Blood Into Horror Comics?

It ain't easy to scare a reader in 22 pages or less, but comics publisher Dark Horse is partnering with Hammer Films to give it a go. Up first: a comic-book adaptation of Let The Right One In. » 4/19/10 10:30am 4/19/10 10:30am

That's SIR Christopher Wonka Dracula Saruman Dooku Lee To You

We're over the moon with the news that genre movie legend Christopher Lee has been Knighted. The 87-year-old, and world's greatest Dracula, has appeared in over 250 films stretching over 61 years. Congratulations. [USA Today] » 11/03/09 7:30am 11/03/09 7:30am

The Spine-Tingling Glamour of Hammer Pinup Girls

Just in time for Halloween, Titan Books has released Hammer Glamour, a luscious coffee table book that collects pinup images of beauties featured in iconic Hammer Studios movies of the 1960s and 70s. These ladies helped redefine the horror genre. » 10/15/09 1:19pm 10/15/09 1:19pm

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