Terence Fisher (1904 - 1980)
Born: February 23, 1904, England
Died: June 18, 1980
Terence Fisher was born in Maida Vale, England, in 1904. He began his career as an editor
and later became the leading British horror director of the 1950s and 60s. Fisher joined
Hammer Studios in 1952, where he hit his first big success in 1957 with
Curse of Frankenstein. His subsequent output included several
Frankenstein sequels, the even more successful Horror of Dracula (1958) and The Devil Rides Out (1968).
His films are noted for brash colors,
precise framing and a dynamic editing style,
but also for liberal use of blood. After his final film Frankenstein and the
Monster From Hell (1974) Fisher retired from film making for health reasons
and died in 1980 at the age of 76.