Hammer Film Productions

Hammer Film Productions is a film production company based in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1934, the company is best known for a series of Gothic "Hammer Horror" films made from the mid-1950s until the 1970s. Hammer also produced science fiction, thrillers, Film Noir and comedies – and in later years, television series. Hammer films had low budgets, but nonetheless appeared lavish, making use of quality British actors and cleverly designed sets. During its most successful years, Hammer dominated the horror film market, enjoying worldwide distribution and considerable financial success. This success was due, in part, to distribution partnerships with major United States studios, such as Warner Bros.

During the late 1960s and 1970s the saturation of the horror film market by competitors and the loss of American funding forced changes to the previously lucrative Hammer-formula, with varying degrees of success. The company eventually ceased production in the mid-1980s and has since then been, in effect, in hibernation. In 2000, the studio was bought by a consortium including advertising executive and art collector Charles Saatchi. The company announced plans to begin making films again after this, but none were produced. In May 2007, the company behind the movies was sold again, this time to a group headed by Big Brother backers, the Dutch consortium Cyrte Investments, who have announced plans to spend some $50m (£25m) on new horror films. The new owners have also acquired the Hammer group's film library.

The term "Hammer Horror" is often used generically to refer to other films of the period made in a similar style by different companies, such as Eros Films, Amicus and Tigon.

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  • The Quiet Ones
    2014, United States, UK release: 11 April 2014
  • The Woman in Black
    2011, United Kingdom, UK release: 10 February 2012
  • Wake Wood
    2011, Ireland, United Kingdom, UK release: 25 March 2011
  • The Resident
    2010, United Kingdom, United States, UK release: 11 March 2011
  • Let Me In (Let me in)
    2010, United Kingdom, United States, UK release: 5 November 2010

Colleagues of shooting:

Chloë Grace Moretz Kodi Smit-McPhee Overture Films Richard Jenkins Elias Koteas John Ajvide Lindqvist Cara Buono Matt Reeves Matt Reeves Jeffrey Dean Morgan Christopher Lee Hilary Swank Antti Jokinen Antti Jokinen Robert Orr Timothy Spall Aidan Gillen Eva Birthistle Fantastic Films Ella Connolly David Keating David Keating Brendan McCarthy Solid Entertainment James Watkins Jane Goldman Ciarán Hinds Film i Väst Daniel Radcliffe Roger Allam Cross Creek Pictures Alliance Films Janet McTeer Sophie Stuckey Shaun Dooley Susan Hill Filmgate Craig Rosenberg Oren Moverman Jared Harris Exclusive Media Group Erin Richards Olivia Cooke Sam Claflin John Pogue Travelling Picture Show Company

Biography for: Hammer Film Productions Movies on Kiao: 5

DVD & BluRay by Hammer Film Productions on Amazon
Thor 1-3 Box Set DVD [2017] Thor 1-3 Box Set DVD [2017]
by Kenneth Branagh, Alan Taylor, Taika Waititi, with Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Christopher Eccleston, Kat Dennings, published by Disney.
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The Nun [DVD] [2018] The Nun [DVD] [2018]
by Corin Hardy, with Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons, Ingrid Bisu, published by Warner Bros.
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The Blob (1958) [The Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [2018] The Blob (1958) [The Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [2018]
by with Steve McQueen, published by Sony Pictures.
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Hammer House of Horror: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] Hammer House of Horror: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]
by Don Leaver, Peter Sasdy, Francis Megahy, Tom Clegg, Robert Young, with Peter Cushing, Diana Dors, Denholm Elliott, Brian Cox, Sian Phillips, published by Network.
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Carry on Screaming [Blu-ray] [1966] Carry on Screaming [Blu-ray] [1966]
by Gerald Thomas, with Harry H. Corbett, Kenneth Williams, Fenella Fielding, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, published by StudioCanal.
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Quatermass and The Pit [Blu-ray] [2018] Quatermass and The Pit [Blu-ray] [2018]
by with published by BBC.
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Hammer Film Productions's most consulted movies
Let Me In
Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass) stars as Abby, a secretive 12-year old girl, who moves next door to Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Road). Owen is a social outcast who is viciously bullied at school and in his loneliness, forms a profound bond with his new neighbour. Owen can’t help noticing that Abby is l...
Genre: Drama Horror Fantasy Mystery Actors: Chloë Grace Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee Release date: 5 November 2010
Wake Wood
Genre: Drama Thriller Horror Actors: Timothy Spall, Aidan Gillen Release date: 25 March 2011
The Woman in Black
Genre: Drama Thriller Horror Actors: Ciarán Hinds, Daniel Radcliffe Release date: 10 February 2012

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