By Denis Meikle
No corporation within the background of cinema did extra to legitimize the horror movie than Hammer Films_the small British autonomous, which operated out of its tiny Bray Studios at the banks of the River Thames. From the Gothic splendor of The Curse of Frankenstein and Dracula to the violent sexploitation of The Vampire fanatics and Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, the Hammer identify stood for something to a new release of flicks lovers because the time period 'Hammer Horror' turned 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 Fifties and '60s to its decline and eventual liquidation within the overdue Nineteen Seventies. With the particular participation of the entire team of workers who have been key to Hammer's luck, Denis Meikle paints a bright and engaging photo of the increase and fall of a movie empire, delivering new and revealing insights into 'the fact at the back of the legend.' a lot has been written approximately Hammer's movies, yet this can be the one booklet 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 monitor. This definitive heritage additionally contains forged and credit listings for the 'Hammer Horrors' and an entire filmography of all of Hammer's characteristic productions.
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