Gordon Hessler1925 — 2014 Age: 88 years old
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Gordon Hessler (born 12 December 1930 in Berlin, Germany) is a British film and television director, screenwriter, and producer. He was raised in England and studied at the University of Reading. While a teenager, he moved to the United States and directed a series of short films and documentaries. Universal Studios hired Hessler as a story reader for the Alfred Hitchcock Presents television series. He became story editor for two seasons (1960–1962) for that series, then served as the associate producer for The Alfred Hitchcock Hour from 1962 until its cancellation in 1965. He directed episodes of that series and several other shows (including Hawaii Five-O). In 1969, he directed his debut feature film, The Oblong Box, starring Vincent Price. It was the first of three horror films Hessler would direct with the veteran horror star, the other two being Cry of the Banshee (1970) and Scream and Scream Again (1970). Hessler's other films include Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971), The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974) and The Girl in a Swing (1988) starring Meg Tilly, an adaptation of Richard Adams's ghost story novel. The majority of Hessler's directorial work from the late-1970s to date has been in television. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gordon Hessler, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
December 12, 1925, Berlin, Germany
January 19, 2014
1964 CatacombsDirector 1969 The Oblong BoxDirector and Producer 1970 Scream and Scream AgainDirector 1970 Cry of the BansheeDirector and Executive Producer 1971 Murders in the Rue MorgueDirector 1973 The Golden Voyage of SinbadDirector 1973 Scream, Pretty PeggyDirector 1974 A Cry in the WildernessDirector 1977 The Strange Possession of Mrs. OliverDirector 1978 Kiss Meets The Phantom of the ParkDirector 1978 PuzzleDirector 1985 Pray for DeathDirector 1987 The Misfit BrigadeDirector 1987 Rage of HonorDirector 1988 The Girl in a SwingScreenplay and DirectorLimited to the 15 most popular items