How to watch the Armie Hammer documentary, 'House of Hammer'

'House of Hammer'—detailing the abuse and, yes, cannibal claims against actor Armie Hammer—is one of the eeriest true crime docs in recent memory

Armie Hammer attends "On The Basis Of Sex" New York City Screening at Walter Reade Theater on December 16, 2018 in New York City
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The Armie Hammer documentary, House of Hammer, gives the true crime genre a Hollywood spin, chronicling the shocking allegations made against the once-beloved actor. Though not for the faint of heart, House of Hammer is definitely an engrossing watch. Here's everything you need to know to stream the docuseries: 

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Time and date: Premiered Friday, September 2, 2022
Channel: Max
Stream: Max (US)
Watch anywhere: Stream from anywhere with ExpressVPN

What is the Armie Hammer documentary about?

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.

How to watch the Armie Hammer documentary, 'House of Hammer':

The three-part series, House of Hammer, originally debuted on Friday, September 2 on Discovery+. However, since then, Discovery+ has merged with HBO Max to create a new streaming platform, Max, which is where you can now stream the Armie Hammer documentary.

There are currently three Max subscription plans available: the Max Ad-Lite tier at $9.99 a month (or $99.99 a year); Max Ad Free, which costs $15.99 a month (or $149.99 a year); and a new Max Ultimate Ad Free tier, which gets you up to four concurrent streams, 4K Ultra HD resolution, Dolby Atmos sound quality, and up to 100 offline downloads for $19.99 a month or $199.99 a year.

Should you not have access to the platform, you can consider a VPN. This is a handy piece of software that allows you to browse anonymously, and change your IP address so your mobile, computer or laptop thinks it's in another location. That allows you to watch your favorite show, film or TV event from anywhere in the world.

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Here's how to get started with a VPN:

  1. First off, you need to make sure you have a Max account so you can log in once your VPN is set up.
  2. Then, download ExpressVPN, using the easy-to-follow instructions (you can get 49% off, three months free and there's a 100% risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee).
  3. Once you've installed your VPN, open the app and select your server location as anywhere in the United States
  4. With your ExpressVPN installed and your location set to the United States, head to Max, log in and follow the instructions to stream House of Hammer. 

Watch the Armie Hammer documentary trailer:

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, 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 Max.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

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