Founded in 1934, Hammer Film Productions is probably best known for a series of Gothic "Hammer Horror" films made from the mid-1950s until the 1970s - notably a series of Dracula films that started in 1959 featuring Christopher Lee.
The Resident (2010)
Dr. Juliet Devereau rents an apartment in New York, large and affordable, but the owner Max begins to want more than just rent.
As a fan of Hammer horror, with a few of their many films being a spiritual inspiration for my book Blood Hunger, Hammer sent me a brand new copy and I thought it rude not to say a few words on the iconic studios latest offering Wake Wood...
Following the unnecessary, yet excellent remake Let me in Hammer returns with Wake Wood a supernatural chiller in which a child is brought back from the dead to comfort her parents for three days. But she's not quite the angelic child she was.
Eva Birthistle plays the grieving mother Louise and Twelve Rounds (2009) bad guy Adian Gillen is exceptional as the deceased child's father. Reliable Timothy Spall and the child actress are notable and the supporting cast are solid.
There's some effective bloody gore, grizzly births, severed spines, dog attacks and killings. Some supernatural elements take place out of shot to avoid the use of CGI, which adds to the believability and saves the budget.