British Horror Film Locations

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About the Book

Designed as a source for enthusiasts of British horror films, this guide reveals the shooting locations of more than 100 films released between 1932 and 2006, from The Abominable Doctor Phibes (1971) to Witchfinder General (1968). Each entry includes cast/crew credits, a brief plot synopsis, and a description of the film’s in-studio or on-site shooting locations; many include modern day photographs of the sites.
Separate chapters provide in-depth accounts of individual locations. For the studio locations, the writeups include a complete list of the films produced at each studio and a brief description of the studio’s historical development. Accounts of the on-site locations feature an in-depth physical description of the location and any available information on its present purpose and ownership.

About the Author(s)

Derek Pykett is a professional actor and British Equity Member who started his acting career at the age of 14 after appearing in the film The Princess Bride. This is his second book. He lives in Unstone, Derbyshire, England.

Bibliographic Details

Derek Pykett
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 216
Bibliographic Info: 124 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2008
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3329-2
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5193-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii
Forewords by Freddie Francis and Pete Walker      1
Introduction      5
On Location: The Masters of Horror      9

The Films (with Locations)      11
The Studios      135
Locations—In Detail      147
What Was Filmed Where?      187
Hammer House of Horror      191

Afterword: Location Hunting by Simon Flynn      195
Bibliography      197
Index      199

Book Reviews & Awards

“recommended”—ARBA; “an engrossing sourcebook for casual and serious scholars…a rigorously researched and academically credible reference work”—Reference Reviews; “if you are a fan of British horror…you’ve just found one of your key purchases of 2008. Rush, don’t walk, to purchase this from McFarland. You are in for a lot of fun”—Little Shoppe of Horrors; “this is a terrific idea for a book, and Derek Pykett more than does justice to his grand concept…an invaluable book…a valuable historical document”—Destructive Music.