Hammer Horror to start Internet filming
Back in May I wrote about the news that the famous British horror film studio, Hammer Horror, had been bought by a Dutch company and were to restart production, however the news all those months back was that it would be producing titles directly to the Internet.
Well it seems that the story has been brought up again over a quiet weekend and we hear that the new company is set to being shooting on the first Internet only film.
Hammer Horror were a huge company back in the day, and are most famous for their run of horrors including the duo of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing in such films as Dracula, The Mummy, The Brides of Dracula.
So they are about to start filming after announcing in May, but to me that really isn't the news that we should be looking at, it's what could happen to those great horror films that Hammer Horror created at a time when horror wasn't that widely thought of, the company even managed to out-do Hollywood, for with the purchase of the company comes the sale of the back catalogue of some three hundred films.
At the moment the Dutch company are going to use the Hammer Horror reputation to try and build an Internet horror fan base, which is a great idea, but what will happen to those classic British horrors which rivalled Hollywood and made great names for Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing?
Will we see remakes of these classics, and even worse, will we see Internet only remakes?