The Hammer Vault: Treasures form the Archive of Hammer Films by Marcus Hearn (2016)

The Hammer Vault Marcus Hearn Titan Books

The Hammer Vault:
Treasures form the Archive of Hammer Films

by Marcus Hearn
Titan Books, 2016

Hammer is the legendary British film company that dominated the horror genre for decades. In The Hammer Vault, author Marcus Hearn recaps many of the films produced by Hammer with scant notes about the release, controversies, and images of promotional posters, stills, and props from the movies. He begins in 1954 with The Quartermass Xperiment, and concludes with 2014’s The Woman in Black: Angel of Death.

The Hammer Vault Marcus Hearn Titan Books

Most films are covered in two pages, while a handful only receive one page. It is certainly interesting to see the various images, such as annotated script pages, newsletters, and press passes to advance screenings, but two or three paragraphs about the films leave the reader wanting more.

The Hammer Vault is 12.9 inches by 10.1 inches and 184 pages long. It is an enjoyable overview of the company’s history, but is by no means exhaustive. The real value of this books is in the images rather than the text.

Purchase The Hammer Vault: Treasures from the Archive of Hammer Films by Marcus Hearn.

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