Jimmy Sangster

Screenwriter, Producer, Director
Linchpin of the powerhouse British movie studio Hammer Film Productions, screenwriter and director Jimmy Sangster is the pioneer of a distinctive brand of Gothic-inspired macabre commonly referred to as "Hammer Horror ... Read more »
Born: 12/02/1927 in North Wales, , GB

Filmography

Writer (37)

Flashback 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Wonder Woman 1967 - 1977, 1979 - 1980, 1982 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Writer

Concrete Cowboys 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Writer

No Place to Hide 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Phobia 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Devil and Max Devlin 1980 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Legacy 1979 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Legacy 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Crescendo 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fear in the Night 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Who Slew Auntie Roo? 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Horror of Frankenstein 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Anniversary 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Deadlier Than the Male 1967 (Movie)

(From Story)

Deadlier Than the Male 1967 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Nanny 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Criminal 1962 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Brides of Dracula 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Pirates of Blood River 1960 (Movie)

(From Story)

Horror of Dracula 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Man Who Could Cheat Death 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Mummy 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Blood of the Vampire 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Intent to Kill 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Curse of Frankenstein 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Revenge of Frankenstein 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Taste of Evil (TV Show)

Screenplay

Banacek (TV Show)

Writer

Good Against Evil (TV Show)

Screenplay

Nightmare (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

North Beach and Rawhide (TV Show)

Screenplay

Once Upon a Spy (TV Show)

Screenplay

Scream, Pretty Peggy (TV Show)

Screenplay

The Billion Dollar Threat (TV Show)

Writer

The Concrete Cowboys (TV Show)

Screenplay

The Siege of Sidney Street (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Toughest Man in the World (TV Show)

Screenplay
Producer (11)

Fear in the Night 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

Foreign Exchange 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Producer

The Horror of Frankenstein 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Anniversary 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Nanny 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ebony, Ivory and Jade (TV Show)

Producer

Murder in Music City (TV Show)

Producer

Nightmare (Movie)

(Producer)

The Savage Guns (Movie)

(Producer)

The Spy Killer (TV Show)

Producer

Young Dan'l Boone (TV Show)

Producer
Director (9)

A Man Called Sloane 1973 - 1974, 1979 - 1980, 1982 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Director

Faraday and Company 1973 - 1974, 1982 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Director

Ghost Story 1967 - 1977, 1979 - 1980, 1982 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Director

Ironside 1967 - 1975, 1979 - 1980, 1982 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Director

McCloud 1967 - 1977, 1979 - 1980, 1982 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Director

Ripley's Believe It or Not 1982 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Director

Fear in the Night 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Lust For a Vampire 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

The Horror of Frankenstein 1969 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (1)

The Siege of Sidney Street (Movie)

Winston Churchill (Actor)

Biography

Linchpin of the powerhouse British movie studio Hammer Film Productions, screenwriter and director Jimmy Sangster is the pioneer of a distinctive brand of Gothic-inspired macabre commonly referred to as "Hammer Horror. " Specializing in cheaply made yet lavishly detailed films using a repertory of highly trained British actors, the Hammer formula dominated the horror genre from the late 1950s to early 1970s. Sangster, originally a production manager, moved up Hammer's ranks during this peak creative period, writing screenplays for two of the studio's pivotal projects: 1957's "The Curse of Frankenstein" and 1958's "Horror of Dracula". Both scripts departed from the original novels and earlier film versions, with Sangster adding new characters and plot twists to keep audiences interested. While he dabbled in milder fare in following years, including the BBC TV series "The Trollenberg Terror" and the Bette Davis-starred thriller "The Nanny", he made his triumphant return to gore--this time in the director's chair--with the 1970 film "The Horror of Frankenstein". By the late 70s, Sangster, tiring of directing after just three films, returned to screenwriting, working primarily on American TV dramas.

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