Lists the female actresses featured in the films of Hammer Film Productions, including information on the popularity of their films and the continued fame of each actress, as well as a history of the production company.
The Hammer studio is best known for its horror film output from the mid–1950s through the 1970s. This book provides facts about the hundreds of actresses who appeared in those films, including ones released in the twenty-first century by a resurgent Hammer. Each woman’s entry includes her Hammer filmography, a brief biography if available, and other film credits in the horror genre. The book is illustrated with more than 60 film stills and posters.
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.
Think you know everything there is to know about Hammer Films, the fabled "Studio that Dripped Blood?" The lowdown on all the imperishable Technicolor classics of horror? What about the company's less blood-curdling back catalog? What about the musicals, comedies and travelogues, the fantasies and historical epics--not to mention the pirate adventures--and the television series? This lavishly illustrated two-volume encyclopedia covers every Hammer film and television production in thorough detail, with entries covering all of the actors, supporting players, writers, directors, producers, composers and technicians, as well as budgets, shooting schedules, publicity and more. Packed with quotes, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, credit lists and production specifics, this all-inclusive reference is the last word on the cherished cinematic institution.
This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire’s penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television—from Bela Lugosi’s Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga—are well represented.
This filmography (including television and music video appearances) chronicles the career of Caroline Munro, a woman of humble beginnings whose chance entry in a “Face of the Year” photo competition propelled her to international fame as a model and actress, and whose work in genre cinema has won her the well-earned title of “First Lady of Fantasy.” It provides complete technical and cast credits for each film, a synopsis, reviews and notes, and a foreword by Caroline Munro.
When a middle-aged woman enters Lina Townend's antiques shop wanting to sell a white Beswick china horse which she claims is a cherished heirloom, Lina's instincts tell her to avoid the sale. Suddenly, wherever she goes, Lina sees the supposedly rare white horses. Something strange is afoot, but it is only the tip of the iceberg. Soon, with her business partner Griff laid up in hospital and her relationship with her boyfriend Morris floundering, Lina doesn’t know where to turn.
'Hammer Films' tells the story of a mansion that was converted into a studio, a close film-making community and some of the best-loved horror movies ever made. Acclaimed Hammer expert Wayne Kinsey has gained exclusive access to production files and censor reports, and has conducted numerous interviews.
This work is a comprehensive listing of British horror films - including science fiction, fantasy and suspense films containing horror-genre elements - that were released between 1956 and 1976, the "Golden Age" of British horror. Entries are listed alphabetically by original British title. Entries also include American title information, a critique of the film, and the film's video availability.
American International released a tide of low-budget, sensationalistic films aimed at a young male audience, finding its greatest success in the horror genre. This is a comprehensive guide to AIP movies that are or have been available in home viewing formats such as DVD and VHS. A brief history of the company, which produced movies from the 1950s until the 1980s, is provided. Films are catalogued alphabetically and by decade, and representative films are analyzed in depth. AIP television and unfilmed projects are also covered, and numerous photographs complement the text.
Hammer Films were almost as well known for the way in which they sold their films, as for the films themselves. The Art of Hammer is the first ever collection of the company s iconic movie posters, and is a celebration of movie art at its best. This large format, lavish hardback is now fully updated and brings together hundreds of rare posters from around the world, featuring Hammer s greatest films."
A triple-shot anthology featuring the first three Mike Hammer novels—from the undisputed master of detective fiction. In Mickey Spillane's classic detective novels, the action exploded in a bone-crunching catharsis. Men and women didn't make love, they collided. Tough brutes used their fists to drive home a message. Tougher broads used guile. And no one's morals were loftier than the gutter. No apologies. Little redemption. They rendered critics powerless, shocked intellectuals, inspired a new wave of pulp mayhem, and left the public hungry for more. Given their hot, fever-pitch prose and breathless pacing, Spillane’s Mike Hammer novels quickly became one of the most successful series in publishing history—an innovative, no-holds-barred, ultravisceral explosion of sex and violence that made Hammer a literary legend, and Spillane, one of the bestselling authors of all time. After fifty years, neither has lost their power to sucker punch the reader. Find out for yourself in this omnibus featuring the first three Mike Hammer novels by the living master of the hard-boiled mystery... Includes: I, the Jury My Gun is Quick Vengeance is Mine!