The Armie Hammer documentary, House of Hammer, gives the true crime genre a Hollywood spin.
A once-beloved actor, Armie Hammer came under major scrutiny when abuse allegations against him erupted in early 2021. The alleged texts, voice memos and personal anecdotes from the actor's former girlfriends were not only explicit—they were terrifying.
If Girl in the Picture and I Just Killed My Dad gave you chills, this account of a Hollywood golden boy turned industry pariah will shock you completely. And allegedly, the Call Me By Your Name actor is one of many men in the Hammer family to commit violent and horrific acts.
"If you believe in making deals with the devil, the Hammers are top of the totem pole. Every generation of my family has been involved with dark misdeeds. And it just gets worse, and worse and worse," Casey Hammer, the actor's aunt, says in the documentary.
Though not for the faint of heart, House of Hammer is definitely an engrossing watch.
How to watch the Armie Hammer documentary, 'House of Hammer':
The three-part series, House of Hammer, debuted on Friday, September 2 on Discovery+. Subscription options are available below.
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Told through a series of interviews with Casey Hammer and Armie's former love interests, Courtney Vucekovich and Julia Morrison, House of Hammer not only details the star's frightening behavior but also displays records of his alleged text and voice messages.
One alleged voice memo from the actor insisted: "My bet was to show up to your place, completely tying you up and incapacitating you and then being able to do whatever I wanted to every single hole in your body until I was done with you."
His supposed text messages to Vucekovich read: "I am 100% a cannibal. I want to eat you."
Though the women stated their relationships started on a high note, Hammer ultimately pushed the boundaries, little by little, until he was ready to display horrific behavior.
The Hammer family: a history of abuse
According to Variety (opens in new tab), Armie Hammer is but one of the men throughout generations of Hammer family history to commit acts like these. Julius Hammer, Armie's great-great grandfather, was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in 1920. In 1955, Armie's grandfather Julian Hammer killed a man over gambling issues and his daughter, Casey, claims he sexually abused her as a child.
Now, back in the present day, the once sought-after actor has been dropped from his agency, WME, and subsequent films and Broadway productions. Armie Hammer is, according to reports, currently living in the Cayman Islands with his estranged wife, Elizabeth Chambers, and their two children. He reportedly did a stint in rehab following the allegations, which he has denied since day one.
All three parts of House of Hammer are available for streaming on Discovery+.
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