Legendary UK horror studio Hammer Films has just announced a new partnership with audio specialists Bafflegab Productions to launch Hammer Chillers, a weekly series of six original horror-themed audio dramas premiering next month.
There's some impressive genre talent behind the series, including screenwriters Stephen Volk (The Awakening, Ghostwatch, Gothic) and Stephen Gallagher (Eleventh Hour), Doctor Who novelist Paul Magrs, comedian Robin Ince, and award-winning horror novelists Christopher Fowler and Mark Morris.
“Hammer films have been a massive influence on my writing,” says Volk, “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. Now to be writing an audio drama under the Hammer banner is a dream (or nightmare!) come true." (Volk's episode “Don't Go There” premieres on July 19th.)
Hammer Chillers launches on June 7th with Stephen Gallagher's “The Box,” and there's info on all six episodes at their official site, along with preorder options. From the end of July, you can download the entire series as a package; it will also be available on CD with bonus material.