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Old 31st March 2014, 12:17 PM
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Hello Hammer Hounds!

When it comes to Hammer Horror, two names instantly spring to mind, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Followed perhaps by some of the Hammer Glamour like Ursula Andress, but perhaps one of the biggest influences and names in Hammer's history is undoubtably, the late great Terence Fisher.

Director of Hammer classics including The Curse Of The Werewolf, The Mummy, The Devil Rides Out and the Frankenstein series, he's surely got to be one of the greatest British horror directors OF ALL TIME!


With his final horror movie, Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell coming to DVD/Blu-ray in just a few weeks, here's a thread to discuss this master of horror.

What where your best Fisher films? Your least favourites?

Share any pics below and post your thoughts - lets make this the ultimate tribute to a legendary British horror director!


Pick up his excellent horror film, Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell, staring Peter Cushing on DVD/Blu-ray Double Play from here. With all previously censored scenes restored and packed with extras its a must have for British Horror fans!
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Why didn't you call Island of the Burning Damned by its proper title of Night of the Big Heat Kyle?

I had to look it up to find out what it was.
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Why didn't you call Island of the Burning Damned by its proper title of Night of the Big Heat Kyle?

I had to look it up to find out what it was.
It's just how it was on IMDb Dem. It's one of Fisher's that I've not seen before - what it like?
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It's just how it was on IMDb Dem. It's one of Fisher's that I've not seen before - what it like?
I used to have it on vhs but i can't remember much about it to be honest.

It was kind of linked to Island of Terror as it was on the same label, but not as good if i recall.
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...What a seriously fine body of work Terence Fisher has. A lot of people think Freddie Francis was the best director doing the rounds at the time, but i've always preferred Fisher.

Horror of Dracula, Revenge of Frankenstein, The Mummy and The Devil Rides Out to name but four. Puts him in the same league as Kubrick et al in my book.
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Harumph. NOTBH is easily better than IOT.

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He's one of the finest horror movie director's ever! I don't think there's one film of his I don't enjoy.
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Terence Fisher is the first director that springs to mind when I think of Hammer. He didn't direct my absolute favourite Hammer film but he did direct many great ones.

His best in my opinion are BRIDES, HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, THE GORGON and THE DEVIL RIDES OUT but they are all such great films that I can watch and rewatch over again. (although I'm not sure I've ever seen ISLAND OF TERROR).
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I've seen all those films listed and truthfully,the only one I haven't enjoyed was THE TWO FACES OF DOCTOR JEKYLL.
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Old 31st March 2014, 08:27 PM
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A list of the Terence Fisher films I have...

Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

The Devil Rides Out

Night of the Big Heat

Frankenstein Created Woman

Island of Terror

Dracula: Prince of Darkness

The Earth Dies Screaming

The Gorgon

The Phantom of the Opera

The Curse of the Werewolf

Sword of Sherwood Forest

The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll

The Brides of Dracula

The Stranglers of Bombay

The Mummy

The Man Who Could Cheat Death

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Revenge of Frankenstein

Dracula

Spaceways
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