Terence Fisher

Terence Fisher

Highest Rated: 94% The Devil Rides Out (1968)

Lowest Rated: 50% Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (2003)

Birthday: Feb 23, 1904

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Born in London and educated in Sussex, Terence Fisher served an apprenticeship in the merchant marine and as a junior officer for the P & O Lines. He worked briefly as a department-store window dresser, then joined Shepherd's Bush Studios as a clapper boy in 1930. Within six years, he graduated to film editor; 12 years later, he directed his first feature for the Rank Organisation, A Song for Tomorrow (1948). Fisher concentrated on romantic dramas until he joined Hammer Films in 1952, where he forged his reputation as a prime purveyor of low-budget, high-grossing horror pictures. Not all of Fisher's scare flicks were masterpieces, to be sure, but even non-fans of the genre have raised their hats to such stylish efforts as Horror of Dracula (1958), The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), The Mummy (1959), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960) and The Devil Rides Out (1960). Before he began keeping regular company with the likes of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, Terence Fisher was a prolific TV director, turning out several episodes of the internationally successful Robin Hood series of the 1950s.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Home To Danger Director 2009
50% Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell Director 2003
No Score Yet The Stranglers of Bombay Director 1997
No Score Yet Robin Hood: The Movie Director 1991
70% Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed Director 1969
94% The Devil Rides Out Director 1968
No Score Yet Night of the Big Heat (Island of the Burning Damned) Director 1967
67% Frankenstein Created Woman Director 1967
No Score Yet Island of Terror (Night of the Silicates) (The Creepers) Director 1966
80% Dracula: Prince of Darkness Director 1966
60% The Gorgon Director 1965
No Score Yet The Earth Dies Screaming Director 1964
No Score Yet The Horror of It All Director 1964
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace Director 1962
No Score Yet The Phantom of the Opera Director 1962
50% The Curse of the Werewolf Director 1961
No Score Yet Sword of Sherwood Forest Director 1960
83% The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) Director 1960
75% The Brides of Dracula Director 1960
No Score Yet The Man Who Could Cheat Death Director 1959
94% The Hound of the Baskervilles Director 1959
89% The Mummy Director 1959
89% Horror of Dracula Director 1958
87% The Revenge of Frankenstein Director 1958
78% The Curse of Frankenstein Director 1957
No Score Yet The Gelignite Gang Director 1956
No Score Yet The Unholy Four (The Stranger Came Home) Director 1954
No Score Yet Murder by Proxy (Blackout) Director 1954
No Score Yet The Black Glove Director 1954
No Score Yet Spaceways Director 1953
No Score Yet Four Sided Triangle Director Screenwriter 1953
No Score Yet Stolen Face Director 1952
No Score Yet The Last Page (Man Bait) Director 1952
No Score Yet So Long at the Fair Director 1951
No Score Yet The Astonished Heart Director 1950
No Score Yet Portrait from Life Director 1948


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