the flicker club presents HAMMER
7.30pm Evenings, 3pm Matinees | Thursday – Sunday | Ages 18 +
Tickets: £10.00 (+£1 Old Vic Restoration Levy)BOOK NOW
the flicker club presents Hammer: classics and cutting edge.
… something wicked this way comes…
We are thrilled and slightly scared to announce that the flicker club has formed an unholy alliance with the mighty Hammer, Britain’s legendary house of horror.
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Starting on Friday, February 10th, we will be resurrecting bloody classics like The Reptile, Frankenstein Created Woman and The Vampire Lovers and bringing them face to face with their 21st century counterparts: Wake Wood, Let Me In and the eagerly awaited The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe.
And our guests? Well, that would be telling.
the flicker club and Hammer are a perfect fit as Hammer has been the champion of Gothic literature for decades with their magnificent adaptations of novels such as ‘Dracula’ and Frankenstein’ and now, resurrected and reinvigorated, they keep that tradition alive with the marvelous ‘Let Me In’ and ‘The Woman in Black’.
As is flicker club tradition, the film posters will be reinterpreted for our audience. 17 limited edition posters for the 17 films being screened at The Vault, are being created by Shiv, which you can devour at your leisure over the coming weeks at theflickerclub.com
In addition, the fabulous Graham Humphreys is creating a poster for “the flicker club presents: Hammer” season. This image will encapsulate all that is Hammer.
‘British Film Posters – An Illustrated History’ (BFI Publishing, 2006) say that ‘Graham… has some claim to be the last great name among Britain’s film poster artists’. It’s true. His work is iconic and he’s doing one exclusively for us for this event.
And where is this marvellous madness taking place?
At VAULT, in the dark dank depths of The Old Vic Tunnels … where else …
… are you sitting uncomfortably…? Then we’ll begin…
are you sitting comfortably…
the flicker club screens movies adapted from short stories or novels and thus celebrate the power of the written word and the silver screen.
We then invite surprise special guests from the worlds of entertainment and literature to read the source material before showing its big-screen incarnation.
Jackanory for adults.
Our guests so far have included Miranda Richardson, Steven Berkoff, Joan Collins, Nicolas Roeg, Honor Blackman, Mark Rylance, Mark Strong, Bill Nighy, Sir Ian McKellen, John Simm and Tom Hollander.
the flicker club also collaborates with an artist for each event to reinterpret the film poster for each event. Previous artists have included Tommy Penton, Kate Gibb, Jo Ratcliffe, Michael Gillette, Shiv, Dan Canyon, Rob Ryan, Adrian Johnson, Graham Humphreys & Emma Molony.
the flicker club supports FilmMAD, the cinematic branch of the Make a Difference Trust and all profits go directly to them.
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Originally founded in 1934, legendary British film studio Hammer has delivered a hugely successful run of films over the years including Dracula, Frankenstein Created Woman, One Million Years B.C. and The Vampire Lovers. Since 2008, the company has been part of Exclusive Media Group (“Exclusive”) which is reinvigorating this beloved global brand through investment across both traditional and new media.
Not in production since the 1980s, Hammer marked their return to features in 2010 with the release of the critically acclaimed Let Me In, an adaptation of the highly praised Swedish film Låt den rätte komma in. The film was written and directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) and stars Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road).
In 2011, Hammer released Antti Jokinen’s The Resident starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry, Million Dollar Baby), Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hammer legend Sir Christopher Lee, as well as the critically lauded Wake Wood directed by David Keating and starring Aidan Gillen, Eva Birthistle and Timothy Spall.
February 2012 sees the theatrical release of Hammer’s first ever feature ghost story The Woman in Black, directed by James Watkins, adapted by Jane Goldman from the book by Susan Hill, and starring Daniel Radcliffe.
Hammer recently launched a new publishing imprint through Random House which has already published eight books. In 2012 the imprint publishes its first original titles with “The Greatcoat” by Helen Dunmore, an original novel about the Pendle witches by Jeanette Winterson and “Coldbrook” by Tim Lebbon. Also publishing in 2012 are further new novelisations of classic Hammer films.
Hammer is also broadening its reach, with plans for a Hammer Theatre of Horror and a Hammer visitor attraction, as well as continuing to honour the company’s legacy with re-releases of classic films, official histories, merchandise, screenings and social media engagement.