Terence Fisher

Director, Editor, Assistant editor
Leading British horror director of the 1950s and 60s who began his career as an editor and a director of romantic melodramas. Fisher joined Hammer Studios in 1952 and first hit his stride in 1957 with "Curse of ... Read more »
Born: 02/23/1904 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Director (31)

Bullets in the Hood: A Bed-Stuy Story 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

The Devil Rides Out 1967 (Movie)

(Director)

Frankenstein Created Woman 1966 (Movie)

(Director)

Island of Terror 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

Dracula - Prince of Darkness 1964 (Movie)

(Director)

The Gorgon 1963 (Movie)

(Director)

The Phantom of the Opera 1962 (Movie)

(Director)

The Brides of Dracula 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

The Curse of the Werewolf 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

Sword of Sherwood Forest 1959 (Movie)

(Director)

Horror of Dracula 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

The Hound of the Baskervilles 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

The Man Who Could Cheat Death 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

The Mummy 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

The Curse of Frankenstein 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

The Revenge of Frankenstein 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

The Last Man to Hang 1956 (Movie)

(Director)

Stranger Came Home 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

Blackout (Movie)

(Director)

Home to Danger (Movie)

(Director)

Kill Me Tomorrow (Movie)

(Director)

Man Bait (Movie)

(Director)

So Long at the Fair (Movie)

(Director)

Spaceways (Movie)

(Director)

The Astonished Heart (Movie)

(Director)

The Four Sided Triangle (Movie)

(Director)

Wings of Danger (Movie)

(Director)

Woman in Hiding (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

The Four Sided Triangle (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Woman in Hiding (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Producer (1)

Bullets in the Hood: A Bed-Stuy Story 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)
Editor (1)

Where There's a Will (Movie)

(Editor)

Biography

Leading British horror director of the 1950s and 60s who began his career as an editor and a director of romantic melodramas. Fisher joined Hammer Studios in 1952 and first hit his stride in 1957 with "Curse of Frankenstein". His subsequent output of low-budget B remakes of Univeral horror classics for Hammer including proficient chillers such as "Horror of Dracula" (1958) and "The Devil Rides Out" (1968) (alongside best-forgotten mishaps such as "Frankenstein Created Woman" 1967), is noted for its brash colors, liberal use of blood, and casting of has-been American former stars.

EDUCATION

Christ Hospital

Milestones

1952

Joined Hammer Studios

1952

Directed episodes of "Robin Hood" TV series

1947

Feature directorial debut, "Colonel Bogey"

1936

Debut as a solo editor, "The Two of Us"

1935

First film as assistant editor, "Brown on Resolution/Born For Glory"

1933

Initial screen credit, as clapper boy on "Falling for You"

1930

Became window-dressor for a London department store

1930

Entered film industry at Shepherd's Bush Studios as clapper boy and runner

1929

Joined Merchant Marine Service; attained rank of junior officer with P. & O. Fleet

Became a sailor in the mid-1920s

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