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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.16.10] movie book horror

Over fifty years ago, with the release of The Curse of Frankenstein and Christopher Lee’s iconic performance in Dracula, Hammer ushered in a whole new era of blood and barely-restrained cleavage. But like many low budget genre houses of days gone by, Hammer is probably just as famous for the way it promoted its films as for the films themselves. In fact in some cases, the eye-catching posters outdid the movies and have lived on while their celluloid counterparts have not fared so well.

THE ART OF HAMMER from Titan Books collects nearly 300 posters and lobby cards drawn from Hammers own archive, and private collections worldwide. This glorious hardcover brings together rare artwork from around the world. Featuring Hammer’s greatest films, including The Curse of Frankenstein, the Dracula series, and many more.

You can order the book here and even get a look inside.

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Jeff (11 years ago) Reply

Cool...I remeber as a kid in the late 60's early 70's watching the horror of Hammer on CBC
TV (here in Canada). snuck downstairs to watch, ran upstairs when they were over. It scary stuff and I loved it! And it was all on a black and white TV. lol

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