Monday, October 3, 2016

...A Horror-Mood Horror Book Review... “The Hammer Dracula Scrapbook”


Your "Horribly Horrendous Host" is back once again with a “Horror-Mood Horror Book Review”

Readers of horror film books about the legendary Hammer Films Studios are no doubt familiar with the name of author and acclaimed Hammer Film expert Wayne Kinsey… Kinsey, who made his debut with a 24 issue series of prozines which chronicled the history of the fabled British film outfit under the title of “The House That Hammer Built” along with an additional “Dracula Special”, went on to write two of the most sought after tomes about the UK film house, “Hammer Films - The Bray Studios Years” and its follow up volume, “Hammer Films - The Elstree Studios Years” for Tomahawk Press… After the success of these initial efforts, Kinsey would go on to script two additional volumes for Tomahawk, “Hammer Films - A Life In Pictures” and Hammer Films - The Unsung Heroes”… Having his next effort, “Hammer Films On Location” failing to be picked up by his previous publisher, Kinsey made the decision to set up his own publishing house under the banner, Peveril Publishing… Besides “On Location”, Peveril’s catalogue has grown to include “The Peter Cushing Scrapbook”, “Hammer’s Film Legacy”, “Running Scared”, the “Fantastic Films Series” and the highly anticipated and now available “The Hammer Film Scrapbook Series”…

Which brings us to Peveril Publishing and Kinsey’s current release, “The Hammer Dracula Scrapbook”…


I’ll begin my review by simply stating “Buy This Book Now! Immediately!”

The book is light on copy (but author Kinsey's copy and notes are enjoyable, informative and thoroughly researched), with the overall emphasis being placed rather on the visuals instead, and what visuals are found within! Rare images (many seeing print for the first time ever) are presented in a series of posters, lobby stills, press cuttings, contracts, documents and set designs, along with all of the key players in the series covered in detail as well, resulting in a veritable visual smorgasbord for all fans of Lee, Cushing and the Hammer Films Dracula series… Steve Kirkham’s Tree Frog Communications design and layout work is once again exemplary (coming from one graphic designer to another) and as follows I've posted page excerpts from the book featuring lavish and exquisite examples of Mr. Kirkham's outstanding work…






This is an excellent follow up to The Peter Cushing Scrapbook and as much of a “must have” as that fabulous and lavish tome…






Please note that this book is available only as a numbered limited edition of 600 physical copies (only 100 copies are left as of this writing) and is available only direct from the publisher (it is not available in book stores or other online markets)… I’ve included the link in this review below as well as in the links section…






In closing, your “Repulsive Reviewer” can only say that these will go fast so… …Miss It Not…


To order The Hammer Dracula Scrapbook…
http://peverilpublishing.co.uk/the-hammer-dracula-scrapbook/         

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