Denis Meikle's A History of Horrors: The Rise and Fall of the House of PDF

By Denis Meikle

No corporation within the historical past of cinema did extra to legitimize the horror movie than Hammer Films—the small British self reliant, which operated out of its tiny Bray Studios at the banks of the River Thames. From the Gothic attractiveness of The Curse of Frankenstein and Dracula to the violent sexploitation of The Vampire Lovers and Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, the Hammer identify stood for something to a new release of movies fanatics because the time period "Hammer Horror" grew to become part of the language.

This revised and up-to-date variation of A historical past of Horrors lines the existence and "spirit" of Hammer, from its fledgling days within the past due Forties via its successes of the Nineteen Fifties and '60s to its decline and eventual liquidation within the past due Nineteen Seventies. With the unique participation of all the body of workers who have been key to Hammer's good fortune, Denis Meikle paints a bright and interesting photograph of the increase and fall of a movie empire, providing new and revealing insights into "the fact in the back of the legend." a lot has been written approximately Hammer's motion pictures, yet this can be the single e-book to inform the tale of the corporate itself from the point of view of these who ran it in its heyday and who helped to show it right into a common byword for terror at the display. This definitive heritage additionally contains solid and credit listings for the "Hammer Horrors" and an entire filmography of all of Hammer's function productions.

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