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Book Review: THE ART OF HAMMER - Horror Movie Poster Art

For those of you who are horror movie fans, here's a book that you'll most definitely want to get your hands on. It's a collection of great rare and iconic horror movie poster art called The Art of Hammer

I recently got a copy of the book, and it's a must own for horror movie fans. I love horror film and the posters that are included in this book are awesome! I just wish I was able to get myself some nice prints of these posters to hang up on my walls.

The book also exposed me to a ton of horror films that I never heard of before that I just have to see! Next Halloween will be dedicated the these Hammer horror films. 

Here's a description of the book:

The Art of Hammer is the first ever collection of rare and iconic Hammer film posters, with nearly 300 examples drawn from Hammer’s own archive and private collections from around the world [Titan Books, Oct 2010, $29.95]! Hammer is almost as well known for the way it promoted its films as for the films themselves. The legendary British production company supported each new release with eye-catching posters that have become classics of their kind. Licensed by Coolabi, fully authorized by Hammer Films Productions Ltd and annotated by acclaimed historian Marcus Hearn, (author of the recent bestseller Hammer Glamour) The Art of Hammer is a testament to the company’s pioneering mastery of film promotion, and a celebration of movie art at its best! Over fifty years ago, with the release of The Curse of Frankenstein and Christopher Lee’s iconic performance in Dracula, Hammer Films established itself as an institution and became the most successful British film company of all time. Now, revamped for the 21st Century, Hammer Film Productions Ltd are producing a slate of new movies. The first of these, Let Me In, is due to be released this autumn!

From the Press Release:

Hammer is almost as well known for the way it promoted its films as for the films themselves. The legendary British production company supported each new release with eye-catching posters that have become classics of their kind.

Licensed by Coolabi, fully authorized by Hammer Films Productions Ltd., and annotated by acclaimed historian Marcus Hearn (author of the recent bestseller Hammer Glamour [review here]), The Art of Hammer is a testament to the company’s pioneering mastery of film promotion and a celebration of movie art at its best.

Over fifty years ago, with the release of The Curse of Frankenstein and Christopher Lee’s iconic performance in Dracula, Hammer Films established itself as an institution and became the most successful British film company of all time. Now, revamped for the 21st Century, Hammer Film Productions Ltd. are producing a slate of new movies. The first of these, Let Me In, is due to be released this autumn.

The book is currently available for purchase!

Here are a few posters from the book:

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