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By James Whittington, Monday 3rd November 2014
This year’s London Film Convention on November 8th will contain a special event concerning one of the world’s longest running film production companies, Hammer.
Founded by William Hindes and James Carerras in November 1934, Hammer dominated the world market from the 1950s to the 1970s with a wide variety of film genres but are best remembered for their horror movie output.
Now, very much back in production with several successful films over the past few years, Hammer is once again churning out must-see shockers which includes a sequel to their film version of the play Woman In Black due for release in 2015. Woman In Black: Angel Of Death looks just as chilling as the original.
The convention is also a celebration of the British film industry, of its past and present creative film making in London and the UK as a whole.
Now in its 40th year it’s the UK’s longest running film fair and convention presents sellers from all over the UK, Europe, US, Canada and South America all specialising in rare original film memorabilia and collectables.
With actors and director’s signings, illustrated talks, retrospectives and film screenings taking place throughout the day it will be hosted by Hammer and film experts Sir Christopher Frayling and Jonathan Rigby.
The special guest star on this 80th Anniversary of Hammer is like a “who’s who” of Hammer’s horror and comedy films, including the only remaining Hammer directors Brian Clemens, John Hough , Robert Young and Peter Sasdy and Hammer film producer Roy Skeggs.
This is the biggest and greatest gathering of popular and great Hammer actors and directors ever gathered.
The event boasts over 60 star guests including George Cole, Caroline Munro, Madeline Smith, Freddie Jones, Michael Medwin, Stephanie Beacham, Julian Glover, Isla Blair, Anna Karen, Carol Cleveland, Veronica Carlson, Jane Merrow, Anthony Higgins, Yvonne Romain, Geoffrey Bayldon and Dave Prowse.
Also there will be items covering the history of cinema, from the silent era to the present, from rare items of the 1920s to new releases and the latest heart throb. Among the many different fields of cinema covered at the show will be classic Hollywood, horror films, sci-fi and the best of British.
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