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A history of horrors : the rise and fall of the house of Hammer

Author: Denis Meikle; Christopher T Koetting
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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This revised and updated edition of A History of Horrors traces the life and "spirit" of Hammer, from its fledgling days in the late 1940s through its successes of the 1950s and '60s to its decline  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denis Meikle; Christopher T Koetting
ISBN: 9780810863538 0810863537 9780810863545 0810863545 9780810863811 0810863812
OCLC Number: 236117422
Description: xv, 295 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: From Exclusive to Xperiment, 1947-1955 --
The rebirth of Frankenstein, 1956-1957 --
New blood for old, 1957-1958 --
The bounds of acceptability, 1959-1960 --
Diminishing returns, 1961-1962 --
The house of horror, 1963-1969 --
Boom and bust, 1970-1972 --
Last rites, 1973-1979 --
Epilogue: After the fall --
Afterword: The spirit of Hammer by Michael Carreras --
Appendix A: The Hammer horrors: cast and credits --
Appendix B: Hammer filmography, 1946-1979.
Responsibility: Denis Meikle ; with Christopher T. Koetting.

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Meikle provides fascinating glimpses not only into the Carrerases, James the father and Michael the son, but also the various producers, script writers and, to a lesser extent, the directors... -- Read more...

 
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