Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Hammer Book trailer available on YouTube

Hammer has just released a new trailer for their new series of horror novels. My understanding is that these will be printed six times a year and feature completely new titles as well as movie tie-ins and reprints of older works.

Just yesterday I have finished reading my first Graham Masterton novel, CHARNEL HOUSE, so I am more than happy to see that he will be one of the authors featured in this series. Shaun Hutson is also a name to look forward to.

The first books of that series have just been released: a movie tie-in for THE RESIDENT by Francis Cottam and Peter Curtis' THE WITCHES.

Speaking of THE RESIDENT: Prior to its cinematic release in the UK the film had already been officially made available on DVD and Blu-Ray in Germany. Hammer's WAKE WOOD will be cinematically released this Friday, followed by a DVD release next week!

Given the close proximity of these DVD releases to their cinematic releases I have opted out of seeing them in the cinemas and will instead review them here once I have the relevant DVDs.


Phantom of Pulp said...

So Shaun Hutson is doing the TWINS OF EVIL novelization?


As a big fan of the old John Burke mini-novelizations of Hammer flicks, I'm totally up these.

Good to see Hammer swinging back into business this aggressively.

Holger Haase said...

Apparently... says I hesitatingly. ;-)

It really looks as if Hutson will do TWINS though something in the back of my mind tells me it just may be clever editing and we'll just get a Hutson reprint.

I guess we gotta wait and see.

Mirko di Wallenberg said...

I just read the first two books! Although movie-tie ins are mostly horrible I liked them VERY much and look forward to next installments in the Hammer series of books! Hopefully we get original material that is not based on a movie script altough the books were so well written that you did not noticed a script was at the basis of it all!

Holger Haase said...

Hey Mirko,

thank you so much for your comments. So far I have heard little about the quality of the books so it is good to see that they are indeed worth purchasing.