LSoH #19 presents
Terence Fisher – Hammer’s Master of Gothic Horror
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Terence Fisher directed many of the classic horror films that set a new seal on what we expected in horror from the 1950s on. THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, HORROR OF DRACULA, REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN, HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH, STRANGLERS OF BOMBAY, THE MUMMY, THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL, THE BRIDES OF DRACULA, THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE GORGON, DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS, FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN, THE DEVIL RIDES OUT, FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED AND FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL.
Would horror films be what they are today without the visual and story mastery of Terence Fisher? He was, indeed, “Hammer’s Master of Gothic Horror.” With the assistance of Fisher’s daughter, Micky Harding, we are presenting a complete issue totally devoted to Fisher, his life and films.
Adult Fairy Tales & Frustrated Love Stories:
The Cinematic Legacy of Terence Fisher
Neil Barrow spent more than 10 years researching the history of Fisher – the man and his films – and talked to many of the people involved in their production. Author Mark Miller calls Barrow’s career article, “gold.” So will you.
An Interview with Micky (Fisher) Harding
Terence Fisher’s daughter gives you inside details on Fisher the man.
Making Magic… How the placing of HORROR OF DRACULA
Under the microscope reveals Terence Fisher’s cinematic mastery
Robert Tinnell and Mark Clark use the crypt scene from “Dracula” to show a great director at work. Illustrated with over 25 scene grabs.
Terence Fisher in Conversation… with Jan Van Genechten, Tony Dalton and Paul Jensen
Three different, but very revealing, interviews/feature articles by three talented writers who got to know and talk to Terence Fisher. Some amazing things here, folks!
Memento Mori – Tributes to Terry from those who knew him
Stories and memories of Fisher from his colleages: Anthony Hinds, Marla Landi, Jack Asher, Thorley Walters, Francis Matthews, Janina Faye, Veronica Carlson and more.
Fisher’s Folly… or The One That Got Away – THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL. “Revisited”
Special Feature by Denis Meikle, who talked to author Wolf Mankowitz and Producer Michael Carreras at length about the film, one of Fisher’s most controversial.
Terence Fisher: The Hammer Years [PART ONE]
Key film critics look at Fisher’s films.
Part Two will appear in LSoH #21 (Halloween 2008), a special issue on the making of THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Hammer 1956).
Back Cover painting by Bruce Timm.
v Loaded with rare behind-the-scenes shots of Fisher at work and personal photos courtesy of his daughter, Micky.
v Color paintings by Steve Karchin, Bruce Timm and Mark Maddox, with a special color page of Fisher’s films by Ted Bohus.
v Interior artwork by Neil Vokes, Bruce Timm, Adrian Salmon, Murad Guman, Frank Dietz, Mark Maddox and Dan Gallagher.
*** This is a reprint of the original issue. ***