R.I.P. Roy Ward Baker 1916-210

Hammer Films vet, anthology horror director

The horror genre – furthermore, the Hammer Films legacy – has lost a director.

British filmmaker Roy Ward Baker has died at the age of 93.

Although best known for his Titanic film A Night to Remember and his work on The Avengers television series, Baker was a heavy contributor to the fear genre when he cozied up with Hammer for Quatermass and the Pit, The Vampire Lovers, Scars of Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde and The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires.

He also directed the horror anthologies Asylum and The Vault of Horror.

For a full reflection on the man’s career, head to the NY Times’ obituary.

Source: New York Times


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