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Hammered is a podcast about Hammer (the studio) but not hammers (the tools).

Starting with The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) and ending (maybe) with To the Devil a Daughter (1976), your host J G Byrne - aided by an undead army of super-guests - will chronologically and (kind of) critically and (hopefully) amusingly work through the studio's horror releases. One film at a time.

Original music by the mighty David Blake.

Feb 16, 2018

It lives!

After delays caused by illnesses (really), technological breakdowns (really) plus drought 'n' pestilence 'n' flood (not really), we're back, baby!

And we're back to where it all started (really started) for Hammer Horror.

It's lurid colour! It's Gothic sensation! It's Cushing! It's Lee! It's Terrence Fisher! It's a concatenation of circumstances (as Bertie Wooster would have it) and a coming together of elements. It is - of course - The Curse Of Frankenstein.

And joining me on this episode, to break it all down, is Donald Clarke - chief film correspondent for The Irish Times, and one of the most entertaining and insightful journalists currently writing about film. You can also track him down on Twitter, where his handle is @DonaldClarke63.

Original music, and music mixing, is, as always, by our own in-house composer (our James Bernard) the mighty David Blake.

Hope you enjoy. Let's get Hammered.