Ken Russell

British director Ken Russell has always preferred the bizarre and the excessive and has never backed away from controversy. His third long feature, the sexually graphic adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s Women in Love (1969) brought him an Oscar nomination and international acclaim. It also gave him the freedom to direct outlandish pseudo-biographies as The Music… Continue reading Ken Russell

Christopher Lee

This gaunt, handsome, deep-voiced British actor is one of the icons of the horror film industry. With his imposing presence he has played many villainous roles, his most famous being the bloodthirsty Count Dracula opposite suave, aristocratic Peter Cushing as Professor Van Helsing in the Hammer horror films. The towering, sharp featured actor has also… Continue reading Christopher Lee

Jesus Franco

Born 1930, Jesus Franco Manera was 29 years old when he made his directorial debut. Since then he has more than 150 feature films under his belt that span diverse genres, making him Spain’s most outrageous and prolific filmmaker. His inimitable and instantly recognizable style, with trademark whooshing zooms and pans, is at once dreamy,… Continue reading Jesus Franco

Brian Yuzna

Yuzna grew up in Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, and Panama before he moved to the US in the eighties. Together with Julio Fernández he founded the Fantastic Factory in 2000, for which he produced horror and sci-fi films until last year. He is internationally known as one of the main supporters of the horrorgenre, and has… Continue reading Brian Yuzna

François Schuiten

François who ? You really don’t know who François Schuiten is ; THE very very famous Belgian comic-strip artist, renowned for, among others, the Cities of the Fantastic series. After debuting in Metal Hurlant magazine, a true talent pool of contemporary comics, François Schuiten has drawn together an impressive body of work which has allowed… Continue reading François Schuiten

Marc Ysaye

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In the seventies there was Yes, Genesis… and Machiavel, Belgium’s own answer to the Anglo- Saxon wave of symphonic rock. The band was founded in 1975 by drummer and singer Mark Ysaye. Their records made gold and platinum several times and rock temple Forest National was sold out twice. When Machiavel breaks up in 1982,… Continue reading Marc Ysaye

Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam, originally from Minneapolis, first works as a magazine illustrator. After moving to London, he creates the legendary comedy ensemble Monty Python, together with Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, John Cleese and Graham Chapman. Besides being responsible for the delirious animation sequences of the series, he also serves as co-director for the Python… Continue reading Terry Gilliam

Peter McNamara

Peter McNamara is a specialist in the making of trailers, those summaries of coming attractions which are often better than the movie itself because they contain all the best scenes and leave out the trash. Some of his little masterpieces are Mars Attacks and Batman & Robin. At the occasion of the 4th Workshop, he… Continue reading Peter McNamara

Stuart Gordon

In 1985, he surprised the audiences with his first feature film Re-Animator, with which he won the Critics’ Award at the Cannes Film Festival and that soon became a cult classic. Gordon followed Re-Animator with another H.P. Lovecraft adaptation, From Beyond ( 1986 ), solidifying his notoriety in the horror genre. In 2005, Gordon was… Continue reading Stuart Gordon