Horror Film Directors, 1931–1990

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About the Book

This is an exhaustive study of the major directors of horror films in the six decade period. For each director there is a complete filmography including television work, a career summary, critical assessment, and behind-the-scenes production information. Fifty directors are covered in depth, but there is an additional section on the hopeless, the obscure, the promising, and the up-and-coming.

About the Author(s)

Dennis Fischer has been writing on films for more than twenty years and has made major contributions to the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, the Midnight Marquee Actors series, and the Backstory series of books on popular Hollywood screenwriters. A career educator, he lives in Elk Grove, California.

Bibliographic Details

Dennis Fischer
Format: softcover (6 x 9 in 2 vols.)
Pages: 900
Bibliographic Info: 83 photos, filmographies, bibliography, appendix, index
Copyright Date: 2011 [1991]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6090-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0795-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Volume 1

Acknowledgments      ix

Introduction      xi

A Brief History of Horror Films      1

I. The Major Directors      9

Dario Argento      11

Roy Ward Baker      37

Mario Bava      61

John Brahm      82

Tod Browning      94

John Carpenter      117

William Castle      143

Bob Clark      172

Jack Clayton      178

Larry Cohen      189

Roger Corman      210

Wes Craven      246

David Cronenberg      268

Sean S. Cunningham      286

Joe D’Amato      293

Joe Dante, Jr.      298

Amando de Ossorio      330

Brian De Palma      335

Terence Fisher      364

Robert Florey      398

Freddie Francis      411

Karl Freund      428

Robert Fuest      443

Lucio Fulci      460

Volume 2

John Gilling      467

William Girdler, Jr.      476

Stuart Gordon      483

Piers Haggard      496

Curtis Harrington      501

Gordon Hessler      516

Seth Holt      522

Inoshiro Honda      526

Tobe Hooper      530

John Hough      553

Erle C. Kenton      559

Harry Kumel      572

Reginald LeBorg      576

Ulli Lommel      585

David Lynch      589

Roman Polanski      597

Michael Reeves      614

Mark Robson      623

George A. Romero      636

Don Sharp      656

Jacques Tourneur      663

Edgar G. Ulmer      680

George Waggner      695

Peter Walker      703

James Whale      710

Robert Wise      736

Jean Yarbrough      750

II. The Hopeless and the Hopeful: Promising Directors, Obscurities, and Horror Hacks      757

Al Adamson      759

Clive Barker      760

Lamberto Bava      762

Larry Buchanan      763

John Carl Buechler      765

Kevin Connor      766

Don Coscarelli      767

Richard E. Cunha      771

Dan Curtis      771

Ray Danton      773

Fred Dekker      773

Abel Ferrara      775

Jesus Franco      776

Richard Franklin      778

William Fruet      782

Sidney Hayers      783

Frank Henenlotter      786

Tom Holland      789

Neil Jordon      791

Frank LaLoggia      792

Jeff Lieberman      794

Herschell Gordon Lewis      795

Armand Mastroianni      797

Ted V. Mikels      798

Andy Milligan      798

Steve Miner      798

Jacinto Molina      800

Philippe Mora      802

Dan O’Bannon      803

Sam Raimi      809

Fred Olen Ray      812

Stephanie Rothman      813

Joseph Ruben      815

Jimmy Sangster      818

Cirio H. Santiago      818

Peter Sasdy      819

David Schmoeller      820

Jim Sharman      821

Gary Sherman      825

Jack Sholder      828

Alfred Sole      829

Ray Dennis Steckler      830

Tibor Takacs      832

Lewis Teague      834

Kevin S. Tenney      835

Fred Walton      837

Edward D. Wood, Jr.      839

Jim Wynorski      843

Appendix: Classic Horror Films by Non-Horror Directors      847

Annotated Bibliography      855

Index      867

Book Reviews & Awards

“uniformly informative, intelligently and critically written…wide ranging in scope”—Booklist; “exhaustive…astute, witty and generally fun to read”—ARBA; “excellent analysis…essential”—C&RL News; “useful reference work is the volume to cover so much territory on a heretofore uncollated subject”—Cemetery Dance; “the best compilation of its’ kind currently available…highly informative”—Cornerstone Magazine; “At 900 pages, this may be the largest book on horror films. …a tremendous quantity of facts and valuable quotes.”—Neil Barron, Editor of Fantasy and Horror.