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Hammer: The Haunted House of Horror
By Denis Meikle
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Hammer: The Haunted House of Horror

 

Hammer: The Haunted House of Horror tells the story of the rise, fall and rise again of Hammer Films, revealing the full drama behind its hits and misses, with contributions from many of Hammer’s key players, including Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Oliver Reed, producers Anthony Hinds and Kenneth Hyman and latterday studio head Michael Carreras. It paints a colourful picture of a bygone era of filmmaking and brings the story bang up to date with the company’s recent resurrection via box office hit The Woman in Black. Revised and updated from A History of Horrors by Dark Side contributor Denis Meikle, it is profusely illustrated in full colour throughout, with never-before-published stills, posters, lobby cards and artwork. This lavish special is the definitive history of Britain’s most famous cinematic monster-maker - and a must for every Hammer fan!

178 pages, large format, full colour throughout.


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Devil's Advocates: Carrie


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Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation of Stephen King’s debut novel Carrie is one of the defining films of the 1970s New Hollywood and a horror classic in its own right. The story of a socially outcast teenage girl who discovers she possesses latent psychic power, leading to her retribution against her peers, teachers and abusive mother, Carrie was an enormous commercial critical success and still stands as one of the finest screen versions of a King novel.


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Amicus: The Friendly Face of Fear

Amicus: The Friendly Face of Fear

By Allan Bryce

Amicus – The Friendly Face of Fear tells the complete story of Amicus’s 20 year creative period, starting with 50s rock musicals and charting its rise through Dr Who movies, horror anthologies and prehistoric fantasies like The Land That Time Forgot. You will also learn of the behind-the-scenes troubles that eventually tore the company apart, leading to a bitter and extended legal battle between the two former partners. Profusely illustrated in full colour throughout, with never- before-published stills, posters, lobby cards, flyers, candid photographs and unused artwork, this lavish book is the definitive history of a major independent studio, and every horror fan’s dream. Large format, 164 pages.

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Unsung Horrors

Unsung Horrors

From the team that brought you the mighty 70s Monster Memories, here’s another giant film book for genre fans and collectors alike. Covering more than 200 neglected, un-appreciated or forgotten horror and fantasy films from the silents to the 1970s, the book has everything from The Alligator People to Willard, from Tombs of the Blind Dead to The Black Zoo and from Grizzly to Frankenstein 1970. A true labour of love by Eric McNaughton and his team this large format paperback has 448 pages, is full colour throughout and packed with stills, posters and lobby cards. Foreword by Joe Dante.

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Devil's Advocates: The Descent

Devil's Advocates: The Descent

The story of an all-female caving expedition that goes seriously wrong, The Descent is arguably the best of the crop of mid-2000s horror entries that returned to the genre a verve and intensity it hadn t seen since its 1970s heyday. With scores of references to the film s antecedents, and a highly original discussion of its atavistic allure and of horror s rubber realities, Marriott s reading exposes themes that have until now remained generally under-explored in the genre.

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Devil's Advocates: The Blair Witch Project

Devil's Advocates: The Blair Witch Project

Few films of any genre have had the influence and impact of The Blair Witch Project (1999). Its arrival was a horror cinema palette cleanser after a decade of serial killers. The book also explores the film's lasting impact on the horror genre with other found footage phenomena such as the Paranormal Activity series.

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Devil's Advocates: Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Devil's Advocates: Texas Chain Saw Massacre

As well as providing a summary of the making of the film, James Rose discusses the extraordinary censorship history of the film in the UK (essentially banned for two decades) and provides a detailed textual analysis of the film with particular reference to the concept of the Uncanny.

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Devil's Advocates: Let the Right One In

Devil's Advocates: Let the Right One In

Acclaimed film critic and horror novelist Anne Billson looks at how the story has drawn from, and wrung new twists on, such classics as Nosferatu (1922).

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Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out

Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out

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The definitive biography of internationally-renowned film director Roman Polanski, famed for classics like Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown, The Pianist and Oliver Twist. From his upbringing in war-torn Poland, through his entanglement in the notorious Hollywood slaying of his then wife, Sharon Tate, to his flight from American justice on a charge of child rape, Polanski’s life has been as colourful and controversial as his movies. In this illustrated 366-page book, best-selling author Denis Meikle sheds new light into the dark corners of Polanski’s life and career.

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Seduction of the Gullible

Seduction of the Gullible

The Truth Behind the Video Nasty Scandal!

The Video Nasties scare was one of the more memorable media sensations of the 1980s. John Martin details the whole scandal and categorises all of the 'Nasties', from Absurd! to Zombie Creeping Flesh.

Softcover, 160pp, with full colour illustrations throughout.

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On the Wings of an Angel: The Life and Career of Asia Argento

On the Wings of an Angel: The Life and Career of Asia Argento

By Darran Mann

The first ever book about Asia Argento, this is a passionate ode to Dario's talented daughter, from her solitary childhood in Rome, living in the shadow of her famous parents, through her difficult adolescence and finally into parenthood and marriage. Large format, 200pp, fully illustrated.

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