Hammer Films to Share New and Classic Films Through YouTube

The Quatermass Xperiment

Clicking aimlessly through the internet trying to figure out where you can see The Pirates of Blood River or The Satanic Rites of Dracula? Of course you are. What else would you be doing? Fortunately for all of us, an answer has been found in the form of a Hammer Films YouTube channel.

The studio responsible for strapping vampire teeth to Christopher Lee in the 70s has had a vibrant resurgence, reforming after a three-decade break to produce films like Let Me In and The Woman In Black. Their success has opened the door for more horror and sci-fi, but it’s also encouraging to see them focus on some of their earlier cult hits. According to their press release, they’re making restored versions of The Quatermass Xperiment (1955), Man in Black (1949) and Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter (1974) available with designs on more in the future. They have a massive catalogue to choose from, so hopefully we’ll see their very best publicly available on the video sharing site.

In addition to the older gems, they’ll be using the channel to promote upcoming projects like The Quiet Ones – a story about a physics professor getting a team together to make a poltergeist. The channel will act both as a home for streaming movies and for advertising material like trailers and interviews. It’ll probably act as a hypnotizing agent for some sort of diabolical plan to make a planet full of B-movie zombies. Can’t wait!

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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