Sinclair McKay,Aurum Press Ltd. 2008, Softcover, 312 pages, Illustratrated with 16 pages of B & W and colour stills.


Back cover blurb:


'This 50th anniversary celebration will have fang fans revelling in its chatty, perceptive prose.A jolly look at a "horridly British" institution' Metro


In 1957 the relatively-unknown family firm of Hammer Films struch gold with The Curse of Frankenstein, and went on to produce a stream of blood-and-thunder horror movies until 1979 - movies that still live on as late-night post-pub TV.


Its unique brand of low-budget Gothic combined lashings of fake gore with heaving decolletages and plots as lurid as the sets. (Castle Dracula, however, was actually situated in the grounds of a Berkshire country house).


It made stars out of regulars like Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, whilst giving early screen roles to an unlikely crop of thespians from Denis Waterman to Oliver Reid.


Sinclair McKay has written an often hilarious history of Hammer and is unafraid to award Dracula Has Risen from the Grave the ultimate accolade of "the drunk person's Citizen Kane.


'A witty romp through the very British phenomenon that was Hammer horror films ... fangtastic trivia'  Daily Mirror

`Brisk, cheerful and enthusiastic'  Independent on Sunday



Condition: Good,  Book shows signs of having been read and has light general wear to the cover.

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