No company in the history of cinema did more to legitimize the horror film than Hammer Filmsathe small British independent, which operated out of its tiny Bray Studios on the banks of the River Thames. From the Gothic elegance of The Curse of Frankenstein and Dracula to the violent sexploitation of The Vampire Lovers and Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, the Hammer name stood for one thing to a generation of films fans as the term qHammer Horrorq became a part of the language. This revised and updated edition of A History of Horrors traces the life and qspiritq of Hammer, from its fledgling days in the late 1940s through its successes of the 1950s and '60s to its decline and eventual liquidation in the late 1970s. With the exclusive participation of all of the personnel who were key to Hammer's success, Denis Meikle paints a vivid and fascinating picture of the rise and fall of a film empire, offering new and revealing insights into qthe truth behind the legend.q Much has been written about Hammer's films, but this is the only book to tell the story of the company itself from the perspective of those who ran it in its heyday and who helped to turn it into a universal byword for terror on the screen. This definitive history also includes cast and credits listings for the qHammer Horrorsq and a complete filmography of all of Hammer's feature productions.The Horror Film Handbook. London: B. T. Batsa ford, 1982. Halliwell, Leslie. ... Lee, Walter W. Reference Guide to Fantastic Films. 3 vols. Los Angeles: Chelsea aLee Books, ... London: I. B. Taurus, 2008. Ringel, Harry. aTerence Fisher: Theanbsp;...
|Title||:||A History of Horrors|
|Publisher||:||Scarecrow Press - 2008-12-10|