The Hammer Vampire Bruce G. Hallenbeck

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The Hammer Vampire  by  Bruce G. Hallenbeck

The Hammer Vampire by Bruce G. Hallenbeck
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THE HAMMER VAMPIRE is an in-depth examination of how a tiny film studio on the banks of the Thames changed a genre forever. Hammer may not have invented the vampire film, but its technicians and actors certainly perfected it. The screen vampire as weMoreTHE HAMMER VAMPIRE is an in-depth examination of how a tiny film studio on the banks of the Thames changed a genre forever.

Hammer may not have invented the vampire film, but its technicians and actors certainly perfected it. The screen vampire as we know―and love―it today, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Twilight and True Blood, would not have existed in its present form but for a series of sixteen Gothic horror films produced by Hammer between 1958 and 1974. In this lively analysis of the phenomenon, author Bruce Hallenbeck takes you behind the scenes of the Hammer classics to show how the vampire myth was reinvented for the modern audience, taking the archetype that was established by Bram Stoker’s Dracula into a realm that was darker, more graphic and, most importantly, more sexual than had ever been depicted before..

Hammer’s greatest contribution to the vampire film may have been in its evolution of the female of the species―the seductive vampire woman, who ultimately proved to be far more deadly than the male...



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