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Hammer Goes to Hell: The House of Horror's Unmade Films

Kieran Foster

This book utilises never seen before materials held in the Hammer Script Archive to present a new perspective on one of the most famous British production studios of all time. While many studies of Hammer Films have been written, none have accounted for the significant amount of creative and economic labour that went into over 100 unmade projects at the company.

Using primary materials such as screenplays and correspondence, the book examines the production contexts of an eclectic range of Hammer's unmade films, ranging from Loch Ness Monster project Nessie to Dracula in India script Kali Devil Bride of Dracula.

Using Hammer as a case study, the book represents a significant academic intervention by being the first sustained industry study to primarily use unmade projects. The book offers a fresh perspective on a legendary film studio, and argues for the importance and sustained study of unmade films within film history.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publish Date: Nov 30th, 2023
  • Pages: 232
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 0.56in - 1.11lb
  • EAN: 9781474496650
  • Categories: Film - Direction & ProductionFilm - History & CriticismFilm - Reference

About the Author

Foster, Kieran: - Kieran Foster is an Assistant Professor in Film and Media Studies at the University of Nottingham. He is co-editor of Shadow Cinema (2020) and will publish his monograph, Hammer Goes to Hell, with EUP in 2023.