October 9, 2013
Hammer Films To Make THE DAYLIGHT GATE Which is Inspired By The Pendle Witch Trial
THR reports that the iconic horror studio is going to make a witch trail film based on the fictional novel The Daylight Gate. The book was inspired by the Pendle Witch Triail, which was the most notorious witch trials in England. That took place during 1612 which could make for an interesting period piece horror film.
Hammer recently gathered new life after the success of The Woman In Black which ended up grossing $130 million, becoming the most profitable English horror film ever made. They're currently on post-production on The Quiet Ones which is a paranormal tale. Another one in development is titled Gaslight which sees an imprisoned Jack The Ripper helping Scotland Yard solve a string of grizzly murders that could be committed by a vampire.