The Hammer Story : The Authorised History of Hammer Films Hardback
Fifty years ago, Hammer Films released their very first horror movie, The Quatermass Xperiment.
The now-legendary British company went on to make such classics as The Curse of Frankenstein and Dracula (and their many sequels), making international stars out of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, changing the face of horror cinema, and inspiring a generation of Hollywood filmmakers, including the likes of George Lucas, Martin Scorsese and Tim Burton.
Now, for the first time, Hammer have given their active backing to an authorised history of the company, and have provided unlimited access to their archives.
The Hammer Story provides a film-by-film dissection, dripping with rare promotional material and previously unpublished photographs.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192 pages, colour illustrations
- Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/10/2007
- Category: Horror & ghost stories
- ISBN: 9781845761851
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Review by craso
A very well produced history of Hammer Films that includes: film synopsis, production dates, release dates, ratings, film durations, actors, scriptwriters, directors and interesting behind the scenes stories for all of the science fiction and horror productions. Film genres such as war, thriller, and comedy are described in two page summaries. There are short inset biographies of the more prominent Hammer film stars, directors and writers within the descriptions of their better known contributions. Even the rather limited television programming produced by Hammer is explored. A must have for anyone interested in Hammer Films and the best book I have seen on the subject.