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Studying Hammer Horror

Victoria Walden

Abstract

When Hammer Productions was formed in the 1920s, no one foresaw the impact this small, independent studio would have on the international film market. Christopher Lee's mesmerizing, animalistic, yet gentlemanly performance as Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, and the Mummy were celebrated worldwide, and the Byronic qualities of Peter Cushing's Dr. Frankenstein, among his many other Hammer characters, proved impossible to forget. Hammer maintained consistent period settings, creating a timeless and enchanting aesthetic. This book treats Hammer as a quintessentially British product and through a ... More

Keywords: Hammer Productions, Hammer horror, international film market, Peter Cushing, British film industry, Curse of Frankenstein, Twins of Evil, Beyond the Rave

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781906733322
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906733322.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Victoria Walden, author
Queen Mary's College