The Hammer Vault


The Hammer Vault: Treasures from the Archive of Hammer Films




Marcus Hearn

Year of Publication

Titan Books, 2011



Publisher’s Summary

This remarkable journey through the Hammer Vault includes props, annotated script pages, unused poster artwork, production designs, rare promotional material, and private correspondence. Hundreds of rare and previously unseen stills help to create a rich souvenir of Hammer’s legacy, from the X certificate classics of the 1950s to the studio’s latest productions. Written and compiled by the official Hammer Films historian Marcus Hearn and featuring exclusive contributions from the actors and filmmakers associated with the company, this is the most lavish book ever published on the legendary House of Horror. Highlights include:  – Letters to and from some of the company’s stars  – Pages from Peter Cushing’s scrapbooks  – Pages from the scrapbook of managing director Michael Carreras  – Pre-production artwork, and poster artwork from films that were never made  – Production designs – Rare and previously unpublished photos