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Name: Terence Fisher  
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Date of Birth: 23rd February 1904
Place of Birth: London, England, UK
Profession: Director
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Terence Fisher (1904-1980) was a British film director who worked for Hammer Films. He was born in Maida Vale, England

Fisher was arguably one of the most influential horror directors of the second-half of 20th-century. He was the first to bring gothic horror alive in full Technicolor, and the gore and explicit horror in his films, while mild by today's standards, was unprecedented in his day. His first major gothic horror film was The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), which launched the careers of British stars Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. 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).

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.

Notable works

  • Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed 1969
  • The Devil Rides Out 1968
  • Dracula: Prince of Darkness 1966
  • The Gorgon 1964
  • The Phantom of the Opera 1962
  • The Curse of the Werewolf 1960
  • The Mummy 1959
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles 1958
  • Dracula (US: Horror of Dracula) 1958
  • The Curse of Frankenstein 1957

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