Peter Sasdy

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Peter Sasdy (born 27 May 1935 in Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian-born British film and television director.[1]

In addition to his numerous TV credits, notably the Nigel Kneale-scripted The Stone Tape (1972), he directed several horror films for Hammer, including Taste the Blood of Dracula (1969), Countess Dracula (1971) and Hands of the Ripper (1971). He directed Pia Zadora in The Lonely Lady (1983), for which he earned a Razzie Award for Worst Director.

In 1977 he directed Welcome to Blood City, perhaps the first cinema release movie in the "virtual-reality" genre after the 1973 made for German television film World on a Wire. A theme possibly first presented in Daniel F. Galouye's 1964 novel Simulacron-3, later to be explored again in The Matrix and The Thirteenth Floor.

From 1985 to 1987 he directed the Thames TV production of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13​34.


  1. ^ Hutchings, Peter (2017). Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 283. ISBN 9781538102442. Retrieved 8 April 2018.

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