British Horror Film Locations
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)
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: 124 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2008
Table of Contents
Forewords by Freddie Francis and Pete Walker 1
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
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a terrific idea for a book, and Derek Pykett more than does justice to his grand concept…an invaluable book…a valuable historical document”—Destructive Music.