Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Great news for horror fans
I like it when I get home from work and accidentally find some piece of news that puts me in a good mood before bed.
Hammer Films, the British company that gave me some of my favorite scary movies as a kid, is shooting a new horror film for the first time in 30 years! For those of you unfamiliar with Hammer, they produced a fantastic string of horror movies in the late 50's and 60's.
They remade the Universal classics (The Curse of Frankenstein and The Horror of Dracula) and went on to give us one of the greatest gifts in the entire history of popular culture, the lesbian vampire movie. And they introduced us to Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.
The new movie is titled The Wake Wood, and it's shooting in Donegal, Ireland, with some backing from the Irish Film Board.
I will sleep well tonight.