New DRACULA A.D. 1972 Art Premieres For HAMMER HORROR Documentary!

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This limited edition, numbered, 18 x 24” museum-quality art print by artist Steve McGinnis was created exclusively for the Kickstarter campaign and is available via two new reward levels.

“DRACULA A.D. 1972” POSTER BELOW!

ART by STEVE McGINNIS
ART by STEVE McGINNIS

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Some Hammer History:

In the 1950s Hammer, England’s world-renowned production company, initiated a new style of horror filmmaking that transformed the genre. At the end of the 1960s, the world that Hammer had helped to create was changing fast – the once-reliable business model was unraveling and audiences wanted something new from their films.

Amid this uncertainty, Hammer’s short-term survival was secured by an alliance with American distributor Warner Bros. The films the two companies made together are among the most renowned in Hammer’s history. Classics such as Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1968), Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1970) and Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) were produced alongside the Oscar-nominated epic When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970), the disturbing thriller Crescendo (1970) and the bizarre sci-fi western Moon Zero Two (1969).

The films became increasingly experimental in the 1970s, challenging the perception of traditional Gothic horror with Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972), The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) and The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974).

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4 comments

  1. Nice. I’m excited about the new Hammer documentary. There was an old one that was just a bunch of interviews mashed together and wasn’t presented very well, so I’m glad this one will get a proper treatment. 🙂 Same thing with Amicus, the older one (forgot what it was called,) was kinda’ boring and they need to do a proper docu to show the impact of these great horror companies.

    • A new Doc for the Amicus films would be sweet, Mike. If done with some respect and the right amount of reverence, without sounding gushy, could be very entertaining. Looking forward to the Hammer Doc, for sure.
      Thanks for checking in, man! 🙂

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