Michael Carreras

Producer, Director, Screenwriter
Hammer Films' blood ran deep in the veins of producer Michael Carreras-his grandfather Enrique was a co-founder of the studio along with William Hinds, and his father James was also an important creative ... Read more »
Born: 12/21/1927 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Producer (31)

The Lady Vanishes 1978 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Call Him Mr. Shatter 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

Crescendo 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fear in the Night 1971 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Creatures the World Forgot 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Challenge For Robin Hood 1968 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

One Million Years B.C. 1966 (Movie)

(Producer)

Die! Die! My Darling! 1965 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

She 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cash on Demand 1961 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Brides of Dracula 1960 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Curse of the Werewolf 1960 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

Horror of Dracula 1958 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ten Seconds to Hell 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Hound of the Baskervilles 1958 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Man Who Could Cheat Death 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Mummy 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

Yesterday's Enemy 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Camp on Blood Island 1957 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Curse of Frankenstein 1957 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Revenge of Frankenstein 1957 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Steel Bayonet 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stranger Came Home 1954 (Movie)

(Producer)

Deadly Game 1953 (Movie)

(Producer)

Blackout (Movie)

(Producer)

Prehistoric Women (Movie)

(Producer)

Spaceways (Movie)

(Producer)

The Four Sided Triangle (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Lost Continent (Movie)

(Producer)

Woman in Hiding (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (5)

Call Him Mr. Shatter 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Steel Bayonet 1956 (Movie)

(Director)

Prehistoric Women (Movie)

(Director)

The Lost Continent (Movie)

(Director)

The Savage Guns (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Stranger Came Home 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Hammer Films' blood ran deep in the veins of producer Michael Carreras-his grandfather Enrique was a co-founder of the studio along with William Hinds, and his father James was also an important creative mover-and-shaker there. The independent British studio unleashed a series of audaciously bloody and perversely sexual (for the time) takes on the monster stories tackled earlier by Universal Studios in such classic horror movies as "Dracula", "Frankenstein", "The Mummy", "The Wolf Man", and all of their sequels. The Hammer cycle started with the 1957 movie "The Curse of Frankenstein" with Peter Cushing as the doctor and Christopher Lee as the monster, and "Horror of Dracula", starring a ferocious Lee as Count Dracula and Cushing as Van Helsing. The films were huge successes, bigger than any of the studio's earlier productions, and generated plenty of controversy because of their garish graphicness. Michael Carreras was a pivotal help in making them successes. Carreras's best work was arguably as a producer, although he did eventually turn to writing and directing himself with the films "The Savage Guns" (one of the first "Spaghetti Westerns"), the thriller "Maniac", the supernatural horror "The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb", and the fantasy "The Lost Continent". Carreras directed the action film "Shatter" after the original director Monte Hellman was fired. Michael Carreras died in 1994, although the Hammer horror tradition continues.

Milestones

1957

Feature film directing debut

1955

First short film as director

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