House of Hammer: New doc unravels Hammer family legacy

Last Updated on September 9, 2022

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On the surface, House of Hammer could be about any number of subjects. Perhaps the legendary British horror production company Hammer. Or maybe the house MC Hammer had to sell after filing for bankruptcy. OK, we had to open with some lightheartedness because things are about to get pretty dark.

Now that it is available, details are coming out from House of Hammer, Discovery+’s three-episode miniseries detailing not only Armie Hammer’s troubles, but his great-grandfather, oil magnate Armand Hammer. Armie has allegations of abuse, rape and cannibalism against him, while Armand is depicted as abusive, manipulative and a liar, to say the least. Oh, and it seems Armie’s grandfather, Julian, was a bit of a sicko, too, as he was a drunk who once offered his son a million dollars for his girlfriend. So, think about that next time you’re worried about your seat at the Thanksgiving dinner table. 

Please note that all of this information comes from the documentary and not anyone here at, as most of us have never met the Hammer family…thank god.

House of Hammer’s official plot synopsis: “This docuseries begins in 2020 at the peak of Hammer’s rise to fame. Featuring exclusive revelations from Armie’s aunt, Casey Hammer, and multiple survivors of Armie’s alleged abuse, the docuseries brings to light the dark secrets – ranging from accusations of violence and abuse to political manipulation and financial fraud –  hidden within one of America’s most prominent families.”

House of Hammer does sound a little bit like tabloid fodder–especially with a Hollywood player in the spotlight–but the details do sound juicy enough to pull in viewers to Discovery+’s miniseries. Is juicy the word we want here? Or is it tender? What does human flesh taste like?! Let us know in the comments below!

House of Hammer begins streaming today, September 2.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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