Freddie Francis

British director, born in London in 1917, started his career in 1934 as assistant-operator, eventually fully-fletched director in 1948. During this period he worked with many well-known directors such as: Michael Powell, John Huston, Jak Cardiff, Joseph Losey en Jack Clayton (The Innocents). Alongside Jack Cardiff he received an Oscar for photography in 1960 with… Continue reading Freddie Francis

Steve Johnson

Texan through and through, Steve Johnson grew up with the Universal monsters and the Hammer films. An education that intense in front of the small screen cannot but have consequences, and Steve Johnson was quickly spotted by Rick Baker. His first real work? Joe Dante’s THE HOWLING. His artistic talents for old-fashioned special effects would… Continue reading Steve Johnson

Euzhan Palcy

Martinique-born Euzhan Palcy, an unconditional fan of Fritz Lang and Orson Welles, studied French literature at the Sorbonne and cinema at the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière”. Encouraged by her “French godfather“, François Truffaut, Palcy directed her first feature, Sugar Cane Alley, in 1983. 17 international awards later, she becomes the first black woman to… Continue reading Euzhan Palcy

Michael Armstrong

Starting at the age of 22 with the award-winning short The Image, starring David Bowie and Michael Byrne, Michael Armstrong immediately hooked up with genre cinema. Mark of the Devil (1970) starring Herbert Lom and Udo Kier; that was him! Besides directing, he also had a real gift for writing. House of the Long Shadows,… Continue reading Michael Armstrong

Roland Joffé

In 1984, Roland Joffé directs his first feature film, The Killing Fields, about the regime of terror of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. Three Oscars later, Joffe strikes again with the international hit The Mission ( 1986 ). The movie stars Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons, with music composed by Ennio Morricone, and is… Continue reading Roland Joffé

Enzo G. Castellari

Enzo G. Castellari is an Italian writer, actor, editor, producer and director. He’s famous for his spaghetti westerns from the 60ties, such as Go Kill and Come Back, A Few Dollars for Django or Go Kill Everybody and Come Back Alone. In 1977 he realized the original Inglorious Basterds, of which Quentin Tarantino directed the… Continue reading Enzo G. Castellari

Dee Wallace

Dee Wallace has appeared in over 120 films, numerous television shows, and has starred in four series. She has worked with such greats as Steven Spielberg ( E.T. ), Blake Edwards ( 10 ), Joe Dante ( The Howling ), Lewis Teague ( Cujo ), Peter Jackson ( The Frighteners ), and Rob Zombie (… Continue reading Dee Wallace