50 Years of Hammer Horror

John L. Flynn

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Synopsis: 50 Years of Hammer Horror by John L. Flynn, Ph.D. is the follow-up book to his popular 75 Years of Universal Monsters. Hammer Film Productions was the most successful independent film company in the world. Between 1935 and 1983, the company produced more than 250 motion pictures and television shows, and their signature productions headlined theater marquees all around the globe. Those productions included thrillers, comedies, historical dramas, and science fiction. The company was best known for its series of gothic horror films, now termed Hammer Horror, that were produced from the late Fifties to the middle Seventies. During those nineteen years, from 1957 to 1976, Hammer Films reigned supreme as the world's premier producer of horror movies, enjoying worldwide financial success and creative freedom. Chief among its box office successes were new incarnations of Frankenstein, Dracula, the Mummy, the Werewolf, the Phantom of the Opera, and many others. In fact, Hammer emerged as the successor to Universal Pictures' horror film legacy. Virtually, every creature-feature Universal had filmed in black-and-white monochrome, Hammer remade in glorious Eastman Technicolor. This book is a celebration of the small independent studio that changed the look of horror films forever.

About the Author: John L. Flynn Ph.D. is a three-time Hugo nominee and a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He has written thirteen books, two optioned but as yet unproduced screenplays, many short stories, articles, columns, reviews, and essays. He has appeared on television (notably the Sci-Fi Channel), in the recent documentary Finding the Future, and spoken on the radio about science fiction. He is a regular guest/attending professional at DragonCon, the San Diego Comic Con, and Worldcon. His other books include Future Threads, Cinematic Vampires, Phantoms of the Opera, The Films of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dissecting Aliens, Visions in Light and Shadow, War of the Worlds: From Wells to Spielberg, Future Prime, 75 Years of Universal Monsters, The Jovian Dilemma, and 101 Superheroes of the Silver Screen. His latest book, 2001: Beyond the Infinite debuts in January 2008.

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