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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


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

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementDenis Meikle with Christopher T. Koetting.
ContributionsKoetting, Christopher T.
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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European horror fiction became established through works of the Ancient Greeks and Ancient Romans. The well-known 19th-century novel about Frankenstein was greatly influenced by the story of Hippolytus, where Asclepius revives him from death. Euripides wrote plays based on the story, Hippolytos Kalyptomenos and Hippolytus. Initially merely an exhibit for Congress, publication of Kallet and Schlink’s book elevated the collection into a public relations tool, particularly when Eleanor Roosevelt, a tireless advocate of. About Horrors of History: Massacre of the Miners. The fourth book in the Horrors of History historical fiction series follows several characters in Colorado in , just before and during the Ludlow Massacre, which was an attack by the Colorado National Guard and Colorado Fuel & Iron Company camp guards on a tent colony of 1, striking coal miners and their families. e The Amityville Horror is a book by American author Jay Anson, published in September It is also the basis of a series of films released from onward. The book is claimed to be based on the paranormal experiences of the Lutz family, but has led to controversy and lawsuits over its truthfulness.