This Day in Halloween: Hammer Film Productions -- known for 20 years of horror between the 1950s and 1970s. -- is founded in London in 1934. / Illustration by Alyssa Fujiwara
Hammer Film Productions is founded in London in 1934. Though the company dabbled in various genres, it is best known for 20 years of horror films produced between the late 1950s and mid 1970s. The films utilized vivid color, stars Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, and buxom women.