Ginger Nuts of Horror
What happens when you combine great authors such Mark Morris, Christopher Fowler and Stephen Volk, with a new series of horror audio stories? You get a must download series of \ audiobooks.
Hammer Chillers is a new horror anthology series that will premiere in June 2013. Available first as 30-minute weekly downloadable episodes from the Hammer website, the collected series will also be released on CD, with special bonus material.
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).
“Hammer films have been a massive influence on my writing from the days when I sneaked into the White Palace cinema in my home town of Pontypridd to see the likes of The Devil Rides Out and The Vampire Lovers,” says Stephen Volk. “Now to be writing an audio drama under the Hammer banner is a dream (or nightmare!) come true, and I relish the chance to entrance and chill as I was entranced and chilled.”
Stephen Gallagher is another longtime Hammer fan. “Doesn't matter when you were born, everyone's grown up with Hammer; the company developed a style and a brand that’s become a permanent part of our culture. Imagine working for Hammer in the Sixties. Wouldn’t that be the coolest thing? Well, let me tell you, it still is.”
The cast for the series includes Miles Jupp (Rev), Con O’Neill (Telstar), Tony Gardner (Last Tango in Halifax), Camille Coduri (Him and Her), Zoe Lister (Hollyoaks), Alex Lowe (Fun at the Funeral Parlour), Daphne Alexander (Casualty) and Lizzie Roper (Dead Boss).
The series is produced by Bafflegab Productions.
The first installment will be available for download on 7th June, with new episodes coming each week. A CD version of the series featuring bonus a documentary, plus free downloads will be released on 26th July
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