The Films of Terence Fisher

BookThe Films of Terence Fisher

The Films of Terence Fisher

Hammer Horror and Beyond



October 24th, 2017

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Tracing the entire career of the British director Terence Fisher, best known for his Gothic horror films for Hammer—such as The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) and Dracula (1958)—The Films of Terence Fisher covers not only his horror films, but also his film noirs, comedies, and early apprenticeship work to create a full picture of Fisher's life and work.
Brimming with rare stills, interviews, and detailed analysis of Fisher's films—both for Hammer as well as his earlier work—this is the ultimate "one-stop" book on Terence Fisher, both in his horror films, and his entire body of work, as well as his legacy to the British cinema.

This is a worthwhile read and an excellent source on this important director. And the commentary is stimulating.

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Author Information

Wheeler Winston Dixon is Ryan Professor of Film Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the author of numerous volumes of film history, theory, and criticism, including A History of Horror (2010). He blogs at Frame by Frame (

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Chapter 1: The Apprentice10
Chapter 2: Gainsborough46
Chapter 3: The First of Hammer104
Chapter 4: A Working Director156
Chapter 5: The Gothic Impulse – Frankenstein190
Chapter 6: The Gothic Impulse – Vampirism246
Chapter 7: Satellite Projects290
Chapter 8: Six Late Films312
About the author426