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Jimmy Sangster, the man who wrote the screenplays for Curse Of Frankenstein, and Dracula, for Hammer Studios, has passed away at age 83.The two aforementioned versions of the venerated classics not only saved the archaic production house from imminent collapse, but turned it around on it's heel almost overnight, and into an immediate hit factory.Sangster wrote many of my personal favorites in the classic Hammer horror cycle, including The Mummy, Brides Of Dracula, and Dracula: Prince Of Darkness.Later, he donned the monocle and stepped up behind the camera as a director, helming the Horror Of Frankenstein, and Lust For A Vampire.The horror-meister also came to the USA and wrote for some of our most beloved genre shows, such as The Night Stalker, Ghost Story »
British screenwriter and director Jimmy Sangster, a key creative force behind so many of the great Hammer Horror Films, has died. Sangster penned the scripts for Hammer’s two seminal entries in their monster series Horror Of Dracula and Curse Of Frankenstein. His other scripts for Hammer include X: The Unknown, The Mummy, and Revenge Of Frankenstein. Blood Of The Vampire and The Crawling Eye were scripts he wrote for competing studios. He worked on American television shows in the ’70s including Night Stalker, Ghost Story, Wonder Woman and The Six Million Dollar Man. In 1997 Sangster wrote his autobiography Do You Want it Good or Tuesday? Sangster was 83.
An excellent, comprehensive article about Sangster can be found on Cinema Retro’s website Here
- Tom Stockman
2 items from 2011
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