British national treasure Hammer Films have just launched their very own Youtube channel, and are giving fans the chance to re-live old classics and check out exclusive footage of their new films through streaming.
Right now the channel is streaming the 1950′s horror classic, ‘The Quartermass Xperiment’, and also just launched is an exclusive behind the scenes look at their upcoming new film, The Quiet Ones. We have a couple of videos below to get you in the mood, including that behind the scenes look at The Quiet Ones, a History of Hammer in 90 Seconds, an introduction to The Quartermass Xperiment and a couple of other videos all from the channel.
Hammer plan to show their classics and have plans to continue releasing titles, many of which will be digitally remastered under the restoration initiative launched by Hammer’s parent, Exclusive Media; and the channel will include classic Hammer TV series as well as original trailer material previously unavailable to the public.
Hammer President/CEO Simon Oakes said, “We hope this new platform will allow us to continue to reach fans who have responded so well to films like Let Me In and The Woman in Black, while continuing to honor the great filmmaking history of our company.”
Here is the synopsis for The Quiet Ones, followed by the sneak peak, and a collection of more Hammer videos for your viewing pleasure!
Starring Jared Harris (“Mad Men”, The Ward) and Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and directed by John Pogue, The Quiet Ones (inspired by true events) tells the story of an unorthodox professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realizes they have triggered a force more terrifying than they ever could have imagined.
Other cast members include Erin Richards (“Breaking In”, “Being Human”), Olivia Cooke (“The Secret of Crickley Hall”, “The Fuse”), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne. With the story and original screenplay by Tom DeVille, revisions by Craig Rosenberg, Oren Moverman, and most recently John Pogue, the film is produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through The Gift Shop) and Ben Holden in association with TPSC Films.
By Matt Wavish