- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 978-0-7190-5637-6
- Pages: 208
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Price: £14.99
- Published Date: March 2002
- BIC Category: The arts / Individual film directors, film-makers, PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Direction & Production, PERFORMING ARTS / Individual Director, Film production: technical & background skills, Individual film directors, film-makers, Film and Media
- Series: British Film-Makers
Terence Fisher is best known as the director who made most of the classic Hammer horrors - including The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula and The Devil Rides Out. But there is more to Terence Fisher than Hammer horror. In a busy twenty-five-year career, he directed fifty films, not just horrors but also thrillers, comedies, melodramas and science-fiction. This book offers an appreciation of all of Fisher's films and also gives a sense of his place in British film history.
Looking at Fisher's career as a whole not only underlines his importance as a film-maker but also casts a new, interesting light on the areas in which he worked - Gainsborough melodrama, the 1950s B film, 1960s science-fiction and, of course, Hammer, one of the most successful independent film companies in the history of British cinema.
2. Fisher before horror
3. The horror man: 1957-62
4. Highs and lows: 1962-72
Peter Hutchings is Professor of Film Studies at Northumbria University