NEW YORK — Anthony Hinds, the producer who put the horror in “Hammer horror,” in the process turning a puny British film studio into a Goliath of cinematic gore, died Sept. 30 in England. He was 91.
When Hinds, the son of one of Hammer’s founders, joined the studio in 1946, it was known for forgettable, unsanguinary B pictures like “The Public Life of Henry the Ninth” (1935) and “Polly’s Two Fathers” (1936), many starring a music hall performer named George Mozart.
Hinds, who seemed to have his finger squarely on the pulse of postwar Britain, gave audiences bankable stars; more sex, please; and more blood — all, before long, in color. He also gave them monsters, mummies, reptiles and a blob or two. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.