Monday, May 5, 2014
Never to be Forgotten: Gordon Hessler 1930-2014
Besides the Harryhausen film, he directed episodes of Kolchak: The Night Stalker and Wonder Woman. He also directed several horror movies starring Vincent Price, including one that has to be considered genre, Scream and Scream Again, starring the great triple threat of Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. On the less glamorous side of the ledger, it must be noted he also directed KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, which has been described as a live action version of a Scooby-Doo episode. (I'm guessing Gene Simmons plays the dog, given the length of his tongue.)
I blush to write this post is better late than never, because Mr. Hessler died in January. My contacts in the obit searching game just got around to posting this. Still, I am glad I got a chance to say good bye to Mr. Kessler her on the blog.
Belated best wishes to the family and friends of Gordon Hessler, from a fan. He is never to be forgotten.