Studying Hammer horror

Walden, Victoria Grace (2016) Studying Hammer horror. Studying film . Columbia University Press. ISBN 9781906733322

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Although the team behind Hammer Studios never initially intended to focus on any one genre, it is for a particular brand of horror films that it is most remembered. It was the British touch that Hammer injected into classics such as Dracula, Frankenstein and The Mummy that helped these films become world famous. Studying Hammer Horror inspires serious study of these films by providing a range of theoretical frameworks that offer productive readings of the studio's production context, style and particular case studies. Victoria Grace Walden reevaluates classic film theories, such as genre and auteur studies, and considers philosophical approaches to understanding Hammer's engagement with gender, national identity, postcolonial issues and the occult. Studying Hammer Horror offers a general refresher of film theory, while critically engaging with a number of specific films including X the Unknown, The Curse of Frankenstein, The Stranglers of Bombay, The Gorgon, Dracula A.D. 1972 and Hammer's more recent productions Let Me In and The Woman in Black. At the heart of the book's narrative is the question, what is it that makes Hammer's horror films British?

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Hammer horror, Gender, Postcolonialism, Film studies
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion pictures
Depositing User: Victoria Walden
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2016 10:32
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2017 13:52
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