Terence Fisher1904 — 1980 Age: 76 years old
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Terence Fisher (23 February 1904 – 18 June 1980) was a film director who worked for Hammer Films. He was born in Maida Vale, a district of London, England. Fisher was one of the most prominent horror directors of the second half of the 20th century. He was the first to bring gothic horror alive in full colour, and the sexual overtones and explicit horror in his films, while mild by modern standards, were unprecedented in his day. His first major gothic horror film was The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), which launched Hammer's long association with the genre and made British actors Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee leading horror stars of the era. He went on to film a number of adaptations of classic horror subjects, including Dracula (1958), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) and The Mummy (1959). Given their subject matter and lurid approach, Fisher's films, though commercially successful, were largely dismissed by critics during his career. It is only in recent years that Fisher has become recognised as an auteur in his own right. His films are characterised by a blend of fairy-tale, myth and sexuality. They draw heavily on Christian themes, and there is usually a hero who defeats the powers of darkness by a combination of faith in God and reason, in contrast to other characters, who are either blindly superstitious or bound by a cold, godless rationalism (as noted by critic Paul Leggett in Terence Fisher: Horror, Myth and Religion, 2001). For a detailed discussion of Fisher's works, see The Charm of Evil: The Films of Terence Fisher by Wheeler Winston Dixon (Metuchen N.J. and London: Scarecrow Press, 1991). Description above from the Wikipedia article Terence Fisher, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
February 23, 1904, Maida Vale, London, England
June 18, 1980
1957 The Curse of FrankensteinDirector 1958 DraculaDirector 1958 The Revenge of FrankensteinDirector 1959 The MummyDirector 1959 The Hound of the BaskervillesDirector 1959 The Man Who Could Cheat DeathDirector 1960 The Brides of DraculaDirector 1960 Sword of Sherwood ForestDirector 1964 The GorgonDirector 1966 Dracula: Prince of DarknessDirector 1966 Island of TerrorDirector 1967 Frankenstein Created WomanDirector 1968 The Devil Rides OutDirector 1969 Frankenstein Must Be DestroyedDirector 1974 Frankenstein and the Monster from HellDirectorLimited to the 15 most popular items