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A history of horrors

the rise and fall of the house of Hammer

by Denis Meikle

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Published by Scarecrow Press in Lanham, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hammer Film Productions,
  • Horror films -- Great Britain -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementDenis Meikle with Christopher T. Koetting.
    ContributionsKoetting, Christopher T.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1999.H3 M45 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17010504M
    ISBN 100810863537, 0810863545, 0810863812
    ISBN 109780810863538, 9780810863545, 9780810863811
    LC Control Number2008032794

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