Hammer Chillers

May 14, 2013 — 6

The latest creation from Hammer will be creeping to life next month, and this time they’re leaving the visuals to us.

Hammer has prepared 6 downloadable audio dramas that will be released weekly from June 7 to July 19.  After that date the whole set will be available.  Each 30 minute story is just under $5, or $23 for a subscription.


Writers for the first series include some of the biggest names working in horror today: Stephen Volk (Ghostwatch, The Awakening), Mark Morris (Toady, Vampire Circus), Stephen Gallagher (Chimera, The Eleventh Hour), Christopher Fowler (The Bryant and May Mysteries), Paul Magrs (The Brenda and Effie Mysteries, Doctor Who) and comedian Robin Ince (Radio 4’s The Infinite Monkey Cage). [via]

More information at the website:

It sounds good, but will I part with $5 for each of them?  I mean, there is always this if I need something to listen to…


  • JRD Skinner (@JRDSkinner)

    May 15, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    I really like the idea, but I’m not sure about the price. Maybe if Christopher Lee gets involved…


    • Jim

      May 15, 2013 at 10:26 PM

      To be fair the price is £2.99 so it may change slightly, but yes it feels just a bit steep.


  • John C.

    May 20, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    If it wasn’t produced by Hammer I’d not give it a second glance, however I’m at least considering it at the moment.


    • Jim

      May 22, 2013 at 6:45 PM

      Let us know what you think if you try one out.


  • bmj2k

    May 20, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    I came across this about a month ago. I am willing to give it a chance, but I am tempering my enthusiasm with the fact that this is not the Hammer of Cushing and Lee and the 1950’s through 1970’s.


    • Jim

      May 22, 2013 at 6:56 PM

      Good point. Their last few movies weren’t very reminiscent of the classics. Sadly.


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