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Classic film fans lock up your daughters, take up your wooden stakes and prepare to battle the forces of darkness: Hammer Films has announced it's called action on its first horror production for over 30 years. Principal photography began today in County Donegal on The Wake Wood, featuring Eva Birthistle, Aidan Gillen and …

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Quatermass

Quatermass And The Pit is excellent, whether the film or the television production. The surviving episodes from the original television versions of the BBC Quatermass stories are available on DVD and well worth getting.

Nigel Kneale was not happy with Brian Donley's portrayal of Quatermass IIRC. Dunno if that's got something to do with the film version not being out on DVD?

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Pagen Rituals, eh?

Que an aforementioned blonde, semi-naked Miss Birthistle writhing around in front of naked flames, then.

Purely for religous interest, of course.

*ahem*

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Happy

Remake it!!

Quatermass and the pit - top stuff!!!

They should make a modern version called Quatermass and the Shit, or something...(hey it could be set underground again, in the sewer?)

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DVD

It is available. There is a standalone disk and I think it is also part of the 3-disk boxed set.

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Unhappy

Quatermass Experiment

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Quatermass-Experiment-Brian-Donlevy/dp/B00008IAUZ

It's out of print (or whatever the DVD equivalent is).

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Rob
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The Public Life Of Henry The Ninth

Then, of course, there was the porno version called "The Pubic Lice of Henry the Nonce".

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Quatermass

It just doesn't get any better than Quatermass, and no amount of ridiculous CGI pap will ever change that. I hope Hammer live up to the tradition.

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Obligatory....

....hahahaha! It's a-LIVE!!!!!!

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IT Angle

Wow

> THESE GUYS AR UDNERAPRECATED [etc]

I probably could have said it less clearly, throwing in something about the futility of trying to recapture the spirit of Hammer horror (The Reptile!), eh -- what next? Remaking Ealing comedies? Carry On maybe even (oops)?, b

but then I can't be bothered --- I have my just-arrived telescopic magnet-on-a-stick (with LED light!) to play w^h^h^h^h^h^h retrieve dropped screws from my desktop chassis.

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Quatermass and all other Hammer productions...

You guys never heard of TPB??? Sheesh...

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Cue

re-runs of Hammer House of Horror.

Scared me when I was a kid, I'd quite like to see 'em again as I can't remember ever having been scared since.

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Coat

* Why isn't this available on DVD, eh? Come on, pull your socks up

Have you tried to Torrent it?

Mines the one with Limewire in the pocket.

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title needed here

the only thing that scares me these days are the new batches of reality tv shows

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Hammer house of horror

Low cut heaving cleavages with heavy breathing.

Excuse me while I have an Otto Chriek moment.

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Coat

Sweet

I still like the Hammer House of Horror productions. There is a slightly campy quyality to them despite having some of the biggest names in the genre in them. Horror movies now just seems to compete in how much blood they can fill the set with. No style.

Mine is the one with the plastic, glow in the dark vampire teeth.

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Pirate

First Church of Ingrid Pitt

Hammer Films...a British classic. No one thought ANYone could replace Lugosi until Lee (feral and predatory) showed his pearlies. And don't forget the collaboration with Hong Kong's Shaw Brothers studios, "Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires," with Peter Cushing and David Chiang battling Chinese vamps in the then-Brit Colony (with Julie Ege as eye-candy).

Still, the question remains, and I throw it as a gauntlet to readers of El Reg:

Ingrid Pitt? Or Barbara Shelley?

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@JIM THE BOSS

U SHUD SOWBA UP BEEFOUR YUO NECKS THYME TIPE FINGS INN TH E REG BOCKS 4 TIEPING

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not hammer

so it's different crew and different actors - not really hammer at all then - only in ( purchased ) name.

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Paris Hilton

Very Nice!

@ JIM THE BOSS. Yes you do type and spell like a boss, don't you?

I reckon Paris could have a role in one of those pagan burning cross/wicker type scenes.

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Vampires and good old UK cleavage

All the vampire films bring back...uh exciting - memories. Horror movies today lack style but I suppose that makes me old.

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Dead Vulture

They really should give Christopher Lee another outing

Perhaps something along the lines of a vengeful old vampire hunting down a shabby, hairy, movie director with a dodgy grasp of editing?

Come to think of it, Peter Jackson would be perfect for playing Drac's more-or-less human familiar. :D

No vampire bat, so toss-up between vulture and Steve Ballmer.

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Fangs For The Memory...

Finally!

A horror film I can get my teeth into!

Mines the one with the foldout vampire wings.

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Ingrid Pitt...

...in the Vampire Lovers and Countess Dracula. Mmmm.

And the stories were quite good too.

Don't forget Quatermass II which was the best of the trilogy!

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@BKB

Unlike Yanks in Hollywood and their remakes, let's see... remakes of Lost in Space, Beverly Hillbillies, Italian job, Get Smart. Sure there is a lot more - feel free to add to the list

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