Little Shoppe of Horrors presents
Little Shoppe of Horrors #34
Terence Fisher’s Romatic Hero
In 1961, Hollywood star Cary Grant Came to Hammer about making a horror film with them – THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. That hard to believe arrangement never came off, but Hammer would go on to make a very stylish and affecting version of the Leroux story. It was the film, though, that sent Hammer’s best director, Terence Fisher, into the wilderness of cheaper productions, as he was held responsible for the lack of box office in the United Kingdom (It was a big hit in the U.S.A.). Now LSoH gives you the inside story of this wonderfully romantic and beautifully made movie.
¨ The Making of Hammer’s (1961) THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA by Bruce G. Hallenbeck.
¨ The Phantom of the Opera: A Musical Reminiscence
by Farnham Scott.
¨ Edwin Astley (Music Composer)
interview by Randall Larson.
¨ My Memories of Heather Sears (Christine)
by Duncan Moss.
¨ “Jane Merrow”
by Colin Beardmore.
¨ The Phantom and the Censor – A Phantom For All the Family
by Denis Meikle.
¨ “Michael Gough”
by Dr. David Soren.
¨ “Both Eyes Open” - An In-depth look at Hammer’s Phantom
by Kirk Henderson.
¨ “Prologue: The Opera Ghost” – The Universal Phantoms Before Hammer.
by Denis Meikle.
¨ Also in the issue
- Burt Kwouk (Cato in “The Pink Panther” Series, The Terror of the Tongs, Curse of the Fly)
conducted by David Taylor.
- Susan Penhaligon (The Land That Time Forgot, the Louis Jourdan DRACULA) conducted by Mark F. Berry.
- A History of Horror Film Fanzines: BLACK ORACLE / CINEMACABRE By Richard Klemensen, George Stover, Steve Vertlieb & David Ellis.
Front Cover by Mark Maddox
Back Cover by Neil Vokes
Inside Front Cover by Adrian Salmon.
Inside Back Cover by Paul Watts.
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