Hammer Vault: exclusive new book preview

Here's an exclusive preview of a new book called Hammer Vault, about the maker of famed gothic horror films in the 1950s-1970s.

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Rare and previously unpublished photos

The Hammer Vault, Copyright Marcus Hearn and Hammer Film Productions Limited as joint owners 2011.

The Hammer Vault is also available in a limited edition.