The Hammer Story (revised edition)

Alan Barnes

Alan Barnes has co-authored acclaimed books on Quentin Tarantino, the James Bond films and Hammer Horror. His fiction writings include comic strips and the animated Doctor Who adventure ‘The Infinite Quest’.

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Marcus Hearn

Marcus Hearn is the acclaimed author of Titan’s The Art of Hammer, Hammer Glamour and The Hammer Story (with Alan Barnes). His other books include authorised biographies of filmmakers George Lucas and Gerry Anderson, and Eight Days a Week, the story of The Beatles’ final world tour.

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Fifty years ago, Hammer Films released their first ‘gothic’ horror movie, The Curse of Frankenstein. The now-legendary British company went on to make such classics as Dracula (and its 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The Hammer Story provides a film-by-film dissection, dripping with rare promotional material and previously unpublished photographs.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781845761851
  • Dimensions: 290 x 240mm
  • Hardback: 192pp
  • Publication date: 26 October 2007
  • Illustration detail: Color illos
  • All authors:
    Alan Barnes , Marcus Hearn

The Hammer Story Marcus Hearn, Alan Barnes and Hammer Film Productions Limited as joint owners 1997, 2007.

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