Terence Fisher

  • Terence Fisher – The Brides of Dracula (1960)

    1951-1960Hammer FilmsHorrorTerence FisherUnited Kingdom
    The Brides of Dracula (1960)
    The Brides of Dracula (1960)

    The Brides of Dracula is a 1960 British horror film made by Hammer Film Productions. Directed by Terence Fisher, the film stars Peter Cushing, David Peel, Freda Jackson, Yvonne Monlaur, Andrée Melly, and Martita Hunt.

    The film is a sequel to Hammer’s original Dracula (US: Horror of Dracula) (1958), though the vampires possess abilities denied to vampires in the previous film, much like those in the original novel. Alternative working titles were Dracula 2 and Disciple Of Dracula. Dracula does not appear in the film (Christopher Lee would reprise his role in the 1966 film Dracula: Prince of Darkness) and is mentioned only twice, once in the prologue, once by Van Helsing.

    Shooting began for The Brides of Dracula on 16 January 1960 at Bray Studios. It premièred at the Odeon, Marble Arch on 6 July 1960. The film was distributed theatrically in 1960 on a double bill with The Leech Woman.Read More »

  • Terence Fisher – The Last Page (1952)

    Terence Fisher1951-1960CrimeFilm NoirHammer FilmsUnited Kingdom

    The Last Page was the original British title for the 1952 murder meller Man Bait. Hollywood’s George Brent plays a married bookstore owner who is blackmailed by scheming Diana Dors. The subsequent chain reaction of events leads to the death of Brent’s invalid wife. It gets worse when Dors is killed by her partner-in-crime Peter Reynolds, and Brent is accused of the crime. The bookseller’s faithful secretary Marguerite Chapman comes to the rescue. As with many British programmers of the 1950s which starred American actors, The Last Page was distributed in the U.S. by Lippert Productions. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie GuideRead More »

  • Terence Fisher – The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

    1951-1960Hammer FilmsHorrorMysteryTerence FisherUnited Kingdom

    Returning to his family’s manor house on the lonely moors after his father dies under mysterious circumstances, Sir Henry Baskerville is confronted with the mystery of the supernatural hound that supposedly takes revenge upon the Baskerville family. The famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson are brought in to investigate.Read More »

  • Terence Fisher – Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)

    1961-1970Hammer FilmsHorrorTerence FisherUnited Kingdom

    Baron Frankenstein has the body of a young woman and all it lacks is the spark of life. He captures the soul of a recently executed young man and installs it in the young maiden, Christina. With the memories from the young man still intact, she starts to kill the people whose false accusations led to the young man’s execution.Read More »

  • Terence Fisher – Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

    1961-1970Hammer FilmsHorrorTerence FisherUnited Kingdom

    Two couples traveling in eastern Europe decide to visit Karlsbad despite dire local warnings. Left outside the village by a coachman terrified at the approach of night, they find themselves in the local castle and are surprised at the hospitality extended by the sinister Klove. It turns out the owner, Count Dracula, dead for ten years, has been hoping for such a visit.Read More »

  • Terence Fisher – Home to Danger (1951)

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    Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson
    Rona Anderson plays a wealthy young Englishwoman, long estranged from her father. She returns home when papa dies, reluctantly agreeing to listen to the will reading. It soon becomes clear that some unknown party is out to bump off Anderson as well–though she is the only person who stands to benefit from her father’s demise. Director Terence Fisher, later a foremost purveyor of horror at Hanner Films, deftly handles shocks of a more mundane sort herein. Home to Danger is just long enough at 66 minutes.Read More »

  • Terence Fisher – Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)

    1971-1980ClassicsHammer FilmsHorrorTerence FisherUnited Kingdom

    Dr Simon Helder, sentenced to an insane asylum for crimes against humanity, recognises its director as the brilliant Baron Frankenstein, the man whose work he had been trying to emulate before his imprisonment. Frankenstein utilises Helder’s medical knowledge for a project he has been working on for some time. He is assembling a man from vital organs extracted from various inmates in the asylum. And the Baron will resort to murder to acquire the perfect specimens for his most ambitious project ever.Read More »

  • Terence Fisher – The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) (HD)

    1951-1960Hammer FilmsHorrorTerence FisherUSA

    Plot: Baron Frankenstein escapes from the guillotine and goes to Germany. There, he names himself Dr. Stein and plans to restart his experiments by using parts of dead bodies.Read More »

  • Terence Fisher – Island of Terror (1966)

    1961-1970Hammer FilmsHorrorSci-FiTerence FisherUnited Kingdom

    At a cancer research lab off the coast of Ireland, a group of scientists dies under mysterious circumstances. Before anyone notices their demise, the human and bovine inhabitants of the island’s lone, tiny village begin to turn up dead — with their bodies the consistency of tapioca pudding. Renowned bone doctors Brian Stanley (Peter Cushing) and David West (Edward Judd) are dispatched from the mainland to solve this medical mystery. West’s rich-girl paramour, Toni Merrill (Carole Gray), bribes her way into the expedition by providing air transport. When daddy needs his plane back, the group becomes trapped on the isolated island just as the true extent of the science-run-amok menace becomes apparent. One of three films Hammer horror vet Terence Fisher lensed for small British outfit Planet Studios, Island of Terror was followed by Island of the Burning Doomed (aka Night of the Big Heat).Read More »

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