Hammer and beyond: The British horror film

Johnny Walker (Editor), Peter Hutchings

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Peter Hutchings's Hammer and beyond remains a landmark work in British film criticism. This new, illustrated edition brings the book back into print for the first time in two decades. Featuring Hutchings's socially charged analyses of genre classics from Dead of Night (1945) and The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) to The Sorcerers (1967) and beyond, it also includes several of Hutchings's later essays on British horror, as well as a new critical introduction penned by film historian Johnny Walker and an afterword by Russ Hunter. Hammer and beyond deserves a spot on the bookshelf of anyone with a serious interest in the development of Britain's contribution to the horror genre.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages328
ISBN (Electronic)9781526151179
ISBN (Print)9781526163424, 9781526151186
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2021

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