News: Hammer Horror Gaming

Hammer Films, a name once synonymous with high-quality Gothic horror films (e.g., CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL), is back in business. Having recently completed BACK TO THE RAVE (a modern vampire story that made its debut on the Internet in anticipation of a DTV release), the company has three other titles in development. On top of that, they are getting into the videogame business:

One of the leading companies in the European amusement industry has forged a partnership to produce a range of amusement and gaming machines with Hammer Films themes for markets in Europe.

Initially the programme will roll out in the UK, where the line of reel and video-based games will be targeted at the pub, arcade and bingo sectors.

The games will take their themes from famous Horror films, as well as from the brand itself. The first phase of the launch is expected to take place in Q4 of this year.

“Horror themes have long been popular with games players in arcades, pubs and bingo clubs,” said Tim Kennedy, sales and commercial director for Barcrest Group.

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Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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