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By Denis Meikle

No corporation within the background of cinema did extra to legitimize the horror movie than Hammer Films—the small British self sustaining, 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 Lovers and Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, the Hammer identify stood for something to a new release of movies lovers because the time period "Hammer Horror" turned part of the language.

This revised and up to date variation of A background of Horrors strains the existence and "spirit" of Hammer, from its fledgling days within the past due Nineteen Forties via its successes of the Fifties and '60s to its decline and eventual liquidation within the overdue Seventies. With the specific participation of the entire body of workers who have been key to Hammer's good fortune, Denis Meikle paints a bright and engaging photo of the increase and fall of a movie empire, providing new and revealing insights into "the fact at the back of the legend." a lot has been written approximately Hammer's motion pictures, yet this is often the single booklet to inform the tale of the corporate itself from the viewpoint 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 historical past additionally contains forged and credit listings for the "Hammer Horrors" and a whole filmography of all of Hammer's characteristic productions.

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