Thursday, December 27, 2007

Beyond the Rave (HAMMER NEWS)

Recently revived Hammer Films will produce its first feature film in three decades called “Beyond the Rave,” and will initially distribute it in 20-minute webisodes on MySpace TV (and then eventually be made available in its entirety on DVD to buy or as a download.) This modern vampire story set in England's underground rave party scene (groan) follows “a hedonistic soldier and his quest to track down his missing girlfriend in the last 24 hours before he flies to Iraq.” As much as I love Hammer, none of this looks or sounds even the least bit interesting to me, but we’ll see.

For more info click HERE.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

>groan

I'M GROANING RIGHT ALONG WITH YOU. I CAN UNDERSTAND HOW HAMMER WOULD WANT TO UPDATE THEIR IMAGE FOR A NEW GENERATION OF HORROR FILM FANS BUT THIS? RAVES? IRAQ?

WEAK TRAILER TOO

Anonymous said...

I didn't think this sounded so bad until I went to the official site. Instead of Hammer maintaining the style that made them famous it is more like they're just using the classic name and jumping on the Masters of Horror bandwagon.

As you say, we'll see. The trailer has it's moments but I'm definitely not intrigued enough to sit at my computer and watch it on myspace.

Karswell said...

I don't really know what to expect anymore from new horror films, but for nearly half a decade now the percentage of crap films heavily outweigh the good films. Even from the legendary studios... it's like The Thing took over and you don't know who to trust anymore.

Horror pariah said...

What did we do to deserve this?....i'm gonna keep an open mind,maybe it'll be bad enough to be fun,or maybe even seriously good and scary,but the only good thing that could come out of this really is that they'll release all of the originals on DVD,and if that DEVIL RIDES OUT remake gets made without Chris Lee,than im going rambo on their asses...or maybe Peter Cushing can give them a valentine...

Karswell said...

>i'm gonna keep an open mind

I'm trying to keep an open mind as well, but a movie set in an underground rave scene means alot of crappy dance music we'll have to listen too. I find the whole rave scenario about as appealing as the whole Iraq scenario.

B-Sol said...

The thing that makes me uninterested in this is that it sounds nothing like Hammer horror. Hammer always specialized in period pieces. This sounds like they're just pandering to the young audience.

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Karswell said...

>Hammer always specialized in period pieces.

Not "always" true, Dracula AD 1972 and Satanic Rites were both set in a more modern time, the Quatermass trilogy as well... but I definitely get your point. Personally, I associate the name Hammer with all things ancient and spooky, correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think Dracula ever held a rave in his castle.