Sunday, September 27, 2009

Book Review: Hammer Glamour

In both words and photographs, Hammer Glamour paints the history of this once proud studio. From the height of the studio and its molding of future leading ladies to its slow descent from something wholly original to something entirely cliche.

Nonetheless, it accomplished things never before seen in studio production history. Creating a mold and a formula that, arguably, has not been seen since.

Admittedly, I haven't seen all of the films in the studios rich history. However, the films in the Dracula series are some of the finest that the horror genre has to offer. From Ursula Andress to Raquel Welch, to (my personal favorite) Madeline Smith, this book captures the beauty and essence of the Hammer formula.

A must have for any horror fan, Hammer Galmour is the quintessential coffee table book. You can truly tell that this was a labor of love for author Marcus Hearn, with his fine research and attempts to track down every Hammer leading lady for their personal story and quips.

Cortez the Killer

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