A History of Horrors: The Rise and Fall of the House of Hammer (Revised edition)

A History of Horrors: The Rise and Fall of the House of Hammer (Revised edition)

By: Denis Meikle (author)Hardback

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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 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 "the truth behind the legend." 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.

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About Author

Denis Meikle is the author of several books on film, including Vincent Price: The Art of Fear (2003), Johnny Depp: A Kind of Illusion (2004), The Ring Companion (2005), and Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out (2006).

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/12/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780810863538
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9780810863538
  • weight: 1094
  • ISBN10: 0810863537
  • edition: Revised edition

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