Hammer Chillers review

The Horror Hothouse

Hammer Chillers is a collection of six audio dramas by writers inspired by the Hammer House of Horror and Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense TV series in the 1980s. The audio dramas are part of a diversification of Hammer product following the film company brand’s reboot in 2007. I must admit that this new venture does amuse me given that many of Hammer’s early films were adaptations of popular BBC radio shows (the audio dramas of the day) such as Dick Barton Special Agent (1947) and The Man in Black (1949).

Hammer commissioned top writers like Stephen Volk and Mark Morris for these dramas. Most of them have also worked upon Dr Who in its various forms and this quality shows in both the creativity of the plot and the dialogue. So, just to give you a taste of what you get without saying so much that it spoils…

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