Over the last couple of weeks some new books about Hammer were released:
Sinclair McKay’s “A Thing of Unspeakable Horror: The History of Hammer Horrors” has received some mixed reviews. People seem to like the overall style, though are criticising at times inaccurate info provided in it.
John L Flynn’s “50 Years of Hammer Horror” on the other hand seems to be one of the contenders for worst Hammer Film book ever. According to a reviewer on the Hammer Yahoo Group the author claims that Dracula’s castle in the Hammer movies was actually a Scottish hotel, that the classic Gothic Horror of Frankenstein was set in contemporary 1970s London etc etc. Sloppy research at its worst from the looks of it.
I haven’t read any of those books, but once done so they will find their way to my Hammer Bibliography.
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