Hemlock Books

For the best in film horror, mystery and the macabre

Books • magazines • dvds • posters • collectibles

WWW.HEMLOCKBOOKS.CO.UK


BEARMANOR Media



Werewolves!
A Study of Lycanthropes in Film, Folklore and Literature
By Thomas McNulty
Werewolves!

 

From the lost silent film, The Werewolf (1913) to Lon Chaney’s classic The Wolfman (1941) and Dog Soldiers (2002), werewolf stories have long captivated film audiences and lovers of pulp fiction. Thomas McNulty’s new book explores the genesis for this cultural phenomenon dating back centuries when stories of shape shifters and wolf-men were predominant in folk tales. Illustrated with rare photographs. Includes a Bibliography, Filmography and an Index.

Paperback


Hemlock Price: £16.95
Add to Basket



Interviews Too Shocking to Print

By Justin Humphreys
Interviews Too Shocking to Print

 

Interviews Too Shocking to Print! collects conversations with some of horror and science fiction cinema's finest directors and writers, along with other outstanding talents. The interviewees' films range from the mightiest blockbusters to esoteric drive-in arcana, but they are united by the imagination. Their creations represent some of the freshest, most popular, vital, and inventive works in fantastic filmmaking.

Paperback


Hemlock Price: £19.95
Add to Basket



Mr Towers of London, A Life in Showbusiness:
The Autobiography of Harry Alan Towers
by Harry Alan Towers
Mr Towers of London, A Life in Showbusiness:

 

Here, in his own words, are the hilarious adventures of Harry Alan Towers, rascal and raconteur, a notorious figure in the world of cinema of whom it was said that he could go into any production office and walk out with a movie deal. In films ranging from The Face of Fu Manchu to Count Dracula, he made friends and enemies, national news and international scandals. Read all about it!

157pp, Paperback


Hemlock Price: £16.95
Add to Basket



Death by Umbrella: The 100 Wierdest Horror Movie Weapons

Death by Umbrella: The 100 Wierdest Horror Movie Weapons

 

Horror movie victims have had ears of corn buried in their backs, been decapitated by basketballs, lacerated by avant-garde sculptures, skewered by mounted deer antlers, bludgeoned by pogo sticks and punctured with unfurled umbrellas. Discover these oddball deaths and some even stranger ways killers have gone about their grisly business. Authors Christopher Lombardo and Jeff Kirschner are Toronto horror journalists and hosts of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, a weekly celebration of low-budget genre films.

Paperback

Hemlock Price: £18.95   Add to Basket
Cinemassacres

Cinemassacres

 

Cinemassacres has assembled a vast array of special guests from the TV, film, and fiction industries, some that knew Forrest J Ackerman personally, and some who had never met Forry but had always been fans of his work.  Also known as 'Mr. Sci-Fi,' Forrest J Ackerman made a literary, historical breakthrough for fans of sci-fi and horror when he released the first issue of Famous Monsters of Film Land in February of 1958. Its success prompted spin-off magazines like Eerie, Creepy, and Vampirella, and was the obvious inspiration for magazines like Fangoria, Gorezone, Scars, and Rue Morgue.

Paperback

Hemlock Price: £18.95   Add to Basket
Confessions of a Scream Queen

Confessions of a Scream Queen

by Matt Beckoff

 

In Confessions of a Scream Queen, Matt Beckoff interviews fifteen legendary ‘Ladies of Horror’. Spanning over nine decades of cinema, Confessions is filled with entertaining and informative recollections and personal insights about some of the best-loved horror films to come out of Hollywood. Including rare and never-before-seen photos.

255pp, Paperback

Hemlock Price: £16.95   Add to Basket
Poster Art from Classic Monster Films

Poster Art from Classic Monster Films

by Philip J Riley

A Filmonster & MagicImage Filmbook Companion. Over  200 Reproductions in Full Color! Vintage poster art images from the Ackerman Archives - billboards, 6-sheets, 3-sheets, one-sheets, inserts and lobby cards from the most famous of the classic monster films. ‘Anyone who cares about classic monster movies will find a treasure trove of information, rare photos and meticulous detail.’ - Leonard Maltin.

Large format, 136pp, Paperback

Hemlock Price: £21.95   Add to Basket
The New Horror Handbook

The New Horror Handbook

by AS Beeman

The New Horror Handbook introduces you to the leaders of the ‘new horror’ movement, including Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever), Greg McLean (Wolf Creek, Rogue), Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) and John Fawcett (Ginger Snaps, The Dark). Beeman’s Handbook also looks at what's happening on the fringes of modern horror, where you will meet Steve Niles, of comic book hit 30 Days of Night, Rodrigo Gudino, who started Rue Morgue magazine, filmmaker Joe Monks and others!

Large format, 234pp, Paperback

Hemlock Price: £16.95   Add to Basket
Bob Burns' Monster Kid Memories

Bob Burns' Monster Kid Memories

by Bob Burns as told to Tom Weaver

Monster Kid Memories chronicles Bob Burns' role in science fiction and horror film history over the course of more than 65 years. Read all about Bob’s friendships with legendary SF producer-director George Pal (The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine), Glenn Strange, William Castle, makeup legend Jack Pierce, the men who made the great Republic serials, Hollywood's greatest ‘gorilla guy’ Charlie Gemora and many more!

Large format, 232pp, Paperback

Hemlock Price: £16.95   Add to Basket
Many Selves: The Horror and Fantasy Films of Paul Wegener

Many Selves: The Horror and Fantasy Films of Paul Wegener

by Henry Nicolella & John T Soister

The very first film actor to be identified with horror was German-born Paul Wegener. A distinguished stage actor, Wegener was fascinated by film and its potential to portray the uncanny and the macabre. Sometimes acting as director and writer as well as performer, he played in a series of fantastic films in the early days of cinema, such as The Student of Prague and The Golem. Included are essays on 17 of Wegener’s most significant genre films, as well as a Filmography and material on rarities as The Lost Shadow, Svengali and Ramper the Beast Man.

423pp, Paperback

Hemlock Price: £19.95   Add to Basket
Just When You Thought it was Safe: A Jaws Companion

Just When You Thought it was Safe: A Jaws Companion

by Patrick Jankiewicz

Patrick Jankiewicz splashes into the terrifying yet true stories behind the making of Jaws, the film that director Steven Spielberg based on Peter Benchley’s 1974 runaway best selling novel of the same name. Janciewicz reels in all the shark's victims, including John Hancock, Lance Guest and Dorothy Tristan, for exclusive interviews, and he harpoons all of the sequels: Jaws 2 (1978), Jaws 3-D (1983), Jaws: The Revenge (1987).

233pp, Paperback

Hemlock Price: £16.95   Add to Basket
Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queen: A Biography

Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queen: A Biography

by David Grove

Jamie Lee Curtis launched her film career with the immortal 1978 horror classic Halloween, creating a heroine in Laurie Strode who would become the prototype of the modern ‘scream queen’. Subsequent roles in horror films like The Fog, Prom Night, Terror Train, Roadgames and Halloween II would cement her status as the genre’s pre-eminent screamer. Jamie Lee Curtis: Scream Queen is a comprehensive biography of the star, featuring interviews with dozens of Curtis’s friends and co-workers.

492pp, Paperback

Hemlock Price: £19.95   Add to Basket
The Cinematic Misadventures of Ed Wood

The Cinematic Misadventures of Ed Wood

by Andrew J Rausch and Charles E Pratt, Jr

Andrew J Rausch and Charles E Pratt Jr unreel the unreal back stories of the much-maligned ‘worst filmmaker of all time’ and the 29 films that sometimes outshone Wood’s off screen shenanigans. From Glen or Glenda, Jail Bait (with Steve Reeves), Bride of the Monster and Plan 9 From Outer Space to The Sinister Urge and Orgy of the Dead - they’re all here! 293 pages, including interviews with a number of people involved with Ed Wood’s films. 293pp.

Hemlock Price: £16.95   Add to Basket
The Fly at Fifty: The Creation and Legacy of a Classic Science Fiction Film

The Fly at Fifty: The Creation and Legacy of a Classic Science Fiction Film

by Diane Kachmar & David Goudsward

 

The Fly was shot in eighteen days at a cost of $450,000, and it brought in $6 million at a time when 20th Century Fox Studios was in desperate need of a hit. It is a film classic - that rare perfect blend of story, cast and crew, and all the fantastic elements in sync with Andre Delambre’s metaphysical struggle between his own mind and that of the fly with whom his atoms have meshed.

200pp.

Hemlock Price: £16.95   Add to Basket


The Hideous Sun Demon

The Hideous Sun Demon

Scripts from the Crypt Collection #1

 

In this one-of-a-kind volume, you'll learn everything under the sun about producer-director-star Robert Clarke's 1959 monster classic. Includes scores of rare and never-seen photographs and an afterword from sexquisite co-star Nan Peterson! This is the first in a series of such books from longtime genre fan and chronicler Tom Weaver.

Hemlock Price: £19.95   Add to Basket
The Indestructible Man

The Indestructible Man

Scripts from the Crypt Collection #2

 

Horror legend Lon Chaney put his considerable all into his performance as The Indestructible Man, a 1954 sci-fi drive-in favourite. The film gets the full Scripts from the Crypt treatment: a lengthy ‘Making of’ essay, commentary from its writers and producer-director, cast-member memories, Production Code correspondence, pressbook and the ultra-rare script. 174pp.

Hemlock Price: £19.95   Add to Basket
Bride of the Gorilla

Bride of the Gorilla

Scripts from the Crypt Collection #3

 

Curt Siodmak, creator of The Wolf Man and Donovan’s Brain, devised this outlandish monster melodrama, basically an exotic remake of The Wolf Man, co-starring the Wolf Man himself, Lon Chaney. Includes a 'Making Of' article, a tribute to Siodmak, detailed release information, an essay on the music score, an interview with producer Herman Cohen, a Lon Chaney Timeline, Production Code correspondence, script, pressbook and more.

Paperback

Hemlock Price: £19.95   Add to Basket
Ed Wood's Bride of the Monster

Ed Wood's Bride of the Monster

Scripts from the Crypt Collection #4

 

Gary D Rhodes returns to the Graveyard of Forgotten Facts, unearthing a treasure trove of terrific illustrations and a casket-full of new information and insights on Bela Lugosi, Ed Wood and Bride of the Monster (1956). Also exhumed are the Bride’s shooting script and a vault full of decaying extras.

Large format, 288pp

Hemlock Price: £19.95   Add to Basket
Ed Wood and the Lost Lugosi Screenplays

Ed Wood and the Lost Lugosi Screenplays

Scripts from the Crypt Collection #5

 

Dig deep into the desert of unfilmed films, unearthing all manner of previously unknown artefacts and unseen relics. Includes The
Vampire's Tomb and The Ghoul Goes West.
Large format, 302pp

Hemlock Price: £19.95   Add to Basket
Dracula's Daughter

Dracula's Daughter

Scripts from the Crypt Collection #6

 

Cross and wooden stake in hand, Dr Gary D Rhodes re-enters the sepulchre of supernatural cinema, casting his lantern's light on Universal’s 1936 classic Dracula’s Daughter. With fellow tomb raiders Tom Weaver and Michael Lee, he discovers long-forgotten lore, presented herein with the film’s original shooting script, pressbook and a large array of other freshly exhumed extras.

Hemlock Price: £19.95   Add to Basket
Frankenstein: A Play

Frankenstein: A Play

by John L Balderston & Garrett Fort Original Script and Background Analysis

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley tells the story of Victor Frankenstein and the man he creates in an unorthodox scientific experiment. The novel spawned several stage versions and before production started on Universal’s 1931 film, John L Balderston wrote a new adaptation of Frankenstein with screenwriter Garrett Fort. Although it was never performed on a stage, it remains an important document in American theatre history. Discover the thrills that were originally meant for 1930s’ Depression-era audiences in this faithfully-reproduced version of Balderston and Fort’s play. 105pp.

Hemlock Price: £17.95   Add to Basket
Horror of Dracula

Horror of Dracula

by Philip J Riley Original Script and Background Analysis

In 1958, Hammer Films began their now classic remakes of the Universal monster films in vivid Technicolor and Christopher Lee created a more horrific vision of Count Dracula, which delighted audiences and continues to do so today. This volume contains the shooting script, pressbook and a host of photographs, with production background by Ronald V Borst. Also contains THE VAMPYRE by John Polidori, 1819. 176pp.

Hemlock Price: £17.95   Add to Basket
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

edited by Philip J Riley Original Script and Background Analysis

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) was acclaimed as the first million-dollar production. This volume includes a facsimile of director Wallace Worsley's personally annotated shooting script by Edward T Lowe and Perley Poore Sheehan. Also contains hundreds of rare photos, many of which have never been published, from the library of Wallace Worsley Jr. 217pp.

Hemlock Price: £17.95   Add to Basket
The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

by RC Sherriff & Gregory William Mank Original Script and Background Analysis

‘Power... Power to walk into the gold vaults of nations, amidst the secrets of kings, into the Holy of Holies! Power to make multitudes run squealing in terror, at the touch of my little invisible finger!’ - Claude Rains as The Invisible Man. Includes the shooting script, pressbook and an introduction by Jessica Rains. ‘Anyone who cares about classic monster movies will find a treasure trove of information, rare photos, and meticulous detail.’ -- Leonard Maltin. 197pp.

Hemlock Price: £17.95   Add to Basket
Wolfman Vs Dracula: An Alternative History for Classic Film Monsters

Wolfman Vs Dracula: An Alternative History for Classic Film Monsters

by Philip J Riley Original Script and Background Analysis

Following Phantom of the Opera (1943), a sequel to Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman was considered for a Technicolor production: ‘Wolfman vs Dracula’! A script was prepared by Bernard Shubert, who had written the screenplay for Tod Browning's Mark of the Vampire (1935). But things did not go according to plan and the studio decided to make another of its Arabian Nights extravaganzas to fulfil its Technicolor contract instead; all that remains of ‘Wolfman vs Dracula’ are some colour 8x10s of Lon Chaney Jr in both roles. This volume also contains a biography of Shubert, with commentary by effects cinematographer David Stanley Horsley. 133pp.

Hemlock Price: £17.95   Add to Basket
The Revenge of Frankenstein

The Revenge of Frankenstein

edited by Philip J Riley Novelisation

‘“..and as the Baron Frankenstein has been adjudged responsible for the actions of the monster which he created...you are charged to carry out sentence of death by beheading.” So read the instructions on the warrant - but Frankenstein did not die!’ This is a new edition of the original tie-in novel of the Hammer sequel to 1957’s The Curse of Frankenstein. 154pp.

Hemlock Price: £12.95   Add to Basket
Brides of Dracula

Brides of Dracula

by Dean Owen Novelisation

This is the first volume of a series whose purpose is to preserve the 1950s and 1960s horror movie tie-in novels in a new format for a new century. These are the original novels by various authors, not the scripts as in the Filmonster Series and the MagicImage Filmbook series. 153pp.

Hemlock Price: £12.95   Add to Basket
The Bride of Frankenstein

The Bride of Frankenstein

edited by Philip J Riley Novelisation

In this sequel to the world’s most famous shocker, Frankenstein is compelled to repeat his experiment and create a bride for the monster. He hesitates - but his task-master, by most dastardly threats, forces him to complete the work with the result that... A terrifying story which contains an underlying idea that is particularly applicable at the present time when machinery has become a MONSTER - a dominating and revolutionising power in the economics of the MODERN WORLD. HORROR - FASCINATION - ROMANCE. 154pp.

Hemlock Price: £12.95   Add to Basket
Acceptance Mark

Buyers from outside the UK should first email info@hemlockbooks.com with their purchase requirements to obtain
a PayPal invoice with the correct postage rates.