Known for movies

Short Info

DiedSeptember 1321, Ravenna, Italy
SpouseGemma Di Manetto Donati
MarkFrequently hired composer Jerry Goldsmith
FactDirectors he has cited as his principal influences include Chuck Jones, Frank Tashlin, James Whale, Roger Corman and Jean Cocteau.
PaymentsEarned $8,000 from Piranha (1978)


Joe Dante is an American director, producer, and actor. His films—which include Piranha (1978), The Howling (1981), Gremlins (1984), Innerspace (1987), The ‘Burbs (1989), Matinee (1993), Small Soldiers (1998), and Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)—span the genres of horror, comedy, science fiction, and family entertainment.

Dante was born in Morristown, New Jersey, the son of an Italian-American father, Joseph, and a French-Canadian mother, Emma. He was raised in nearby Livingston. His father worked in a printing plant and his mother was a homemaker. He has two sisters, Antoinette and Nancy.

Dante was educated at Livingston High School, where he became interested in filmmaking through the school’s film club. He went on to study at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Theater, Film, and Television.

Dante’s first job in the film industry was as an assistant editor on Roger Corman’s 1972 film Boxcar Bertha. He then worked as an assistant director on Corman’s 1974 film The Great Train Robbery. In 1976, he made his directorial debut with the low-budget horror film Hollywood Boulevard.

Dante’s next film was the 1978 horror comedy Piranha, which was a box office success. This was followed by the 1981 werewolf horror film The Howling, which was another box office success. Dante then directed the 1984 science fiction comedy classic Gremlins, which was a critical and commercial success.

In 1987, Dante directed the science fiction comedy Innerspace, starring Dennis Quaid and Martin Short. The film was a box office success. Dante then directed the 1989 black comedy The ‘Burbs, starring Tom Hanks. The film was a box office success.

In 1993, Dante directed the science fiction comedy Matinee, starring John Goodman. The film was a box office success. In 1998, Dante directed the science fiction action film Small Soldiers, starring Kirsten Dunst and Gregory Smith. The film was a box office success.

In 2003, Dante directed the live-action/animated comedy Looney Tunes: Back in Action, starring Brendan Fraser and Jenna Elfman. The film was a box office success.

Dante has been married to actress Catherine Hicks since 1983. They have two daughters: Olivia and Hazel.

General Info

Full NameJoe Dante
DiedSeptember 1321, Ravenna, Italy
ProfessionTelevision producer, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Film Editor, Television Director, Poet, Author, Novelist, Statesman
EducationUniversity of the Arts, Philadelphia University
NationalityAmerican, Italian

Family

SpouseGemma Di Manetto Donati
ChildrenJacopo Alighieri, Pietro Alighieri, Antonia Alighieri, Giovanni Alighieri
ParentsJoseph James Dante, Alighiero di Bellincione, Bella degli Abati
SiblingsFrancesco Alighieri, Gaetana Alighieri

Accomplishments

AwardsSaturn Award for Best Director, Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award
MoviesGremlins, The Howling, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, The 'Burbs, Piranha, Innerspace, Burying the Ex, The Hole, Explorers, Small Soldiers, Matinee, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, The Movie Orgy, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Amazon Women on the Moon, Hollywood Boulevard, Runaway Daughters, The Second Civil ...

Social profile links

Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Wildly animated characters
2Frequently casts Ron Perlman in supporting roles or cameos
3Frequently casts Kevin McCarthy
4Frequently hired composer Jerry Goldsmith
5Frequently casts William Schallert in supporting roles or cameos
6Frequently casts Robert Picardo in supporting roles or cameos
7Always includes a reference to the Warner Bros. cartoons somewhere in each of his works.
8Frequently has films/television series with themes similar to the movie in various scenes.
9Always casts Dick Miller in a cameo or supporting role

Salary

TitleSalary
Piranha (1978)$8,000

Quotes

#Quote
1[on the late Elisabeth Brooks] The Howling (1981) was her first major hit movie. Elisabeth brought to the role of Marsha Quist exactly what was needed. She was a beautiful and exotic woman and we will miss her.
2[on Gremlins (1984)] What I like in movies especially are movies that do things that you can't do in real life and show you things that you can't see by walking out in the street. And there have been a lot of great movies that show you real life as it is lived and should be lived. But my favorite kind of movies are the ones that show you things that you can't see anywhere but in the movies. And this picture? Believe me, you'll never see this stuff except in the movies.
3[in "Halliwell's Filmgoers and Video Viewers Companion", on producing movie trailers for Roger Corman] We did all kinds of things in trailers to help sell films. We had a famous exploding helicopter shot from one of those Filipino productions that we'd cut in every time a trailer was too dull because that was always exciting.

Facts

#Fact
1He directed Kevin McCarthy in seven films or television films: Piranha (1978), The Howling (1981), Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), Innerspace (1987), Matinee (1993), The Second Civil War (1997) and Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003).
2He has directed Belinda Balaski in ten films or television films: Piranha (1978), The Howling (1981), Gremlins (1984), Explorers (1985), Amazon Women on the Moon (1987), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), Matinee (1993), The Second Civil War (1997), Small Soldiers (1998), and The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy (1998). He has also directed Balaski in three television episodes: Eerie, Indiana: Foreverware (1991), Eerie, Indiana: The Hole in the Head Gang (1992) and Rebel Highway: Runaway Daughters (1994).
3He directed William Schallert in five films or television films: Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), Gremlins (1984), Innerspace (1987), Matinee (1993) and The Second Civil War (1997).
4He has cast Dick Miller in every film or television that he has ever directed: Hollywood Boulevard (1976), Piranha (1978), Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979), The Howling (1981), Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), Gremlins (1984), Explorers (1985), Innerspace (1987), Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) (though Miller's scene was cut), The 'Burbs (1989), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), Matinee (1993), The Second Civil War (1997), Small Soldiers (1998), The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy (1998), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), Trapped Ashes (2006), The Hole (2009) and Burying the Ex (2014). He has also directed him in four television episodes: Police Squad!: Testimony of Evil (Dead Men Don't Laugh) (1982), Amazing Stories: The Greibble (1986), Eerie, Indiana: The Losers (1991) and Rebel Highway: Runaway Daughters (1994).
5He has directed Robert Picardo in ten films or television films: The Howling (1981), Explorers (1985), Innerspace (1987), Amazon Women on the Moon (1987), The 'Burbs (1989), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), Matinee (1993), The Second Civil War (1997), Small Soldiers (1998) and Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), He also directed Picardo in five television episodes: Amazing Stories: Boo! (1986), Rebel Highway: Runaway Daughters (1994), Masters of Horror: Homecoming (2005), CSI: NY: Boo (2007) and Hawaii Five-0: Olelo Pa'a (2013).
6Is a major fan of 1950s science fiction films, and often contains references to them in his movies. Since he is considered an authority on the subject, he is also frequently interviewed about them for documentaries, television specials, and DVD special features.
7His favorite films are Bride of Frankenstein (1935), To Be or Not to Be (1942), The Night of the Hunter (1955), Touch of Evil (1958) and Once Upon a Time in the West (1968).
8Was one of the directors considered for Jurassic Park (1993), which went to Steven Spielberg.
9Was scheduled to direct a Jaws (1975) parody (under the National Lampoon banner) in the early 1980s called "Jaws 3 People 0". Universal Pictures dropped this concept in favor of a "straight" film (which became the critical and financial flop Jaws 3-D (1983)).
10Was interested in directing Batman (1989), which went to Tim Burton.
11Directors he has cited as his principal influences include Chuck Jones, Frank Tashlin, James Whale, Roger Corman and Jean Cocteau.
12Former Roger Corman protégé. Also helped by Steven Spielberg.

Pictures

Movies

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Labirintuspre-production
The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyesannounced
Salem2015-2016TV Series 2 episodes
MacGyver2016TV Series 1 episode
Legends of Tomorrow2016TV Series 1 episode
Hawaii Five-02011-2015TV Series 9 episodes
Witches of East End2014TV Series 2 episodes
Burying the Ex2014
Splatter2009TV Series 10 episodes
The Hole2009
The Greatest Show Ever2007TV Movie
CSI: NY2007TV Series 1 episode
Masters of Horror2005-2006TV Series 2 episodes
Trapped Ashes2006story segments "Wraparound"
Looney Tunes: Back in Action2003
Haunted Lighthouse2003Short
Night Visions2001TV Series 2 episodes
Small Soldiers1998
The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy1998TV Movie
The Second Civil War1997TV Movie
Picture Windows1995TV Series 1 episode
Rebel Highway1994TV Series 1 episode
Matinee1993
Eerie, Indiana1991-1992TV Series 5 episodes
Gremlins 2: The New Batch1990
The 'Burbs1989
Amazon Women on the Moon1987segments "The French Ventiloquist's Dummy" [TV cut & DVD only], "Hairlooming", "Bullshit or Not", "Critic's Corner", "Roast Your Loved One", "Reckless Youth"
Innerspace1987
Amazing Stories1986TV Series 2 episodes
The Twilight Zone1985TV Series 1 episode
Explorers1985
Gremlins1984
Twilight Zone: The Movie1983segment "3"
Police Squad!1982TV Series 2 episodes
The Howling1981
Rock 'n' Roll High School1979uncredited
Piranha1978
Hollywood Boulevard1976
The Movie Orgy1968Documentary

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This Island Earth: 2 1/2 Years in the Making2013Video documentary short images
Jeremiah2003-2004TV Series executive consultant - 13 episodes
Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror1994TV Movie documentary film clips courtesy of
Time Machine: The Journey Back1993Video documentary special contributor
Eerie, Indiana1991-1992TV Series creative consultant - 18 episodes
Fly Me1973dialogue director

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trafficked2016/Iexecutive producer completed
The Dead Don't Lieexecutive producer announced
The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyesproducer announced
Dark2015/Iexecutive producer
Trail of Blood2011executive producer
Trailers from Hell2007TV Series producer
Jeremiah2002-2003TV Series executive producer - 21 episodes
The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy1998TV Movie executive producer
The Phantom1996executive producer
Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror1994TV Movie documentary associate producer

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tales of Halloween2015Prof. Milo Gottleib (segment "Bad Seed")
Blast Vegas2013TV MovieSalesman #2
The Butterfly Room2012Taxi Driver
Beverly Hills Cop III1994Jailer
The Silence of the Hams1994Dying Man
Eerie, Indiana1992TV SeriesDirector / Himself
Sleepwalkers1992Lab Assistant
Oscar1991Face on the Cutting Room Floor
Gremlins 2: The New Batch1990Grandpa Fred Director Beanie Gremlin Wicked Witch Gremlin (voice, uncredited)
Innerspace1987Vectorscope Employee (uncredited)
A Time to Die1982Bodyguard
Eating Raoul1982Busboy (uncredited)
Rock 'n' Roll High School1979Riot Cop with sunglasses (uncredited)
Piranha1978Scuba Diver #2 (uncredited)
Cannonball!1976Kid
Hollywood Boulevard1976Party Waiter (uncredited)
Tidal Wave1973US version

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Howling1981
Piranha1978
Grand Theft Auto1977
Hollywood Boulevard1976
The Movie Orgy1968Documentary

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tex1982post-production consultant
Screamers1979associate editor: additional sequences, US version - as Giuseppe Dantini

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock 'n' Roll High School1979story

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Conjuring2016special thanks
Magic Hour2015special thanks
Hell Night: Devil's Pass2015special thanks
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks2015TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
Ken Friedman Remembering 'White Line Fever'2015Video documentary thanks
Atomo Vision: Interview mit Regisseur Joe Dante2015Video documentary short thanks
They Are Eating the Guests! Interview Mit Regisseur Joe Dante2015Video documentary short thanks
You Can't Kill Tom Hanks! Interview mit Regisseur Joe Dante2014Video documentary short thanks
Toys is Hell! Interview mit Regisseur Joe Dante2014Video documentary short thanks
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk2014special thanks
That Guy Dick Miller2014Documentary special thanks
That's All Folks! Tales from Termite Terrace2014Documentary short special thanks
Red Wing2013special thanks
This Island Earth: 2 1/2 Years in the Making2013Video documentary short very special thanks
I Am Divine2013Documentary special thanks
It's a Frame-Up!2013Short very special thanks
A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas!2011TV Movie documentary special thanks
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel2011Documentary thanks
Werebitches2010Short special thanks
Piranha 3D2010special thanks
Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr.2010Video documentary short special thanks
Tub2010Short special thanks
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer2009Documentary thanks
Embrión2008special thanks
Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story2007Documentary very special thanks
American Zombie2007special thanks
The Sci-Fi Boys2006Documentary special thanks
Loving Annabelle2006special thanks
The Sky Is Falling: Making 'The War of the Worlds'2005Video documentary short special thanks
Behind the Tunes: Tish Tash - The Animated World of Frank Tashlin2005Video documentary short special thanks
RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World'2005Video documentary special thanks
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Gathering Storm2005Video documentary short special thanks
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Road to Gotham City2005Video documentary short special thanks
Welcome to Werewolfland2004Video documentary special thanks
She's Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein1999Documentary short special thanks
HBO First Look1998TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
Mr. Stitch1995TV Movie special thanks
Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror1994TV Movie documentary special thanks
Waxwork1988dedicated to - as Dante
Dead Heat1988special thanks
Invasion Earth: The Aliens Are Here1988special thanks
The Puppetoon Movie1987special thanks
The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal1985Documentary special thanks
Eating Raoul1982the producers wish to thank
Rock 'n' Roll High School1979special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Direct Your Own Damn Movie!2009Video documentaryHimself
Monsterland2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Hatching of Spider Baby2007Video documentary shortHimself
Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story2007DocumentaryHimself
Spider Stravinsky: The Cinema Sounds of Ronald Stein2007Video shortHimself
To My Great Chagrin: The Unbelievable Story of Brother Theodore2007DocumentaryHimself
The Return of the Living Dead: The Decade of Darkness2007Video documentary shortHimself
Trailers from Hell2007TV SeriesHimself
Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman2007DocumentaryHimself
The Fearmakers Collection2007Video documentaryHimself
Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet2006Video documentary shortHimself
Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon2006Video documentary shortHimself
Lugosi, the Dark Prince2006Video documentary shortHimself
Horror Kung-Fu Theatre1997-2006TV SeriesHimself
Hitchcocked!2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Karloff, the Gentle Monster2006Video documentary shortHimself
Back to School: A Retrospective - 'Rock 'N' Roll High School' Rock on Edition DVD2005Video documentary shortHimself
Playing the Game: Looking Back at 'Death Race 2000' - Death Race 2000 Special Edition DVD2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Perfect Scary Movie2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Behind the Tunes: Bosko, Buddy and the Best of Black and White2005Video documentary shortHimself
Behind the Tunes: Looney Tunes Go to War!2005Video documentary shortHimself
Behind the Tunes: The Charm of Stink - On the Scent of Pepe le Pew2005Video documentary shortHimself
Behind the Tunes: Tish Tash - The Animated World of Frank Tashlin2005Video documentary shortHimself
RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World'2005Video documentaryHimself
Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy2005Video documentaryHimself
Ray Harryhausen: The Early Years Collection2005Video documentary
Männer im Trenchcoat, Frauen im Pelz2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Behind the Tunes: Crash! Bang! Boom! - The Wild Sounds of Treg Brown2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing2004DocumentaryHimself
Edgar G. Ulmer - The Man Off-screen2004DocumentaryHimself
Mario Bava: Operazione paura2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Welcome to Werewolfland2004Video documentaryHimself
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
HBO First Look1998-2003TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - The Director
Behind the Tunes: Bugs - A Rabbit for All Seasonings2003Video documentary shortHimself
Behind the Tunes: Southern Pride Chicken2003Video documentary shortHimself
Unleashing the Beast: Making 'The Howling'2003Video documentaryHimself
Cinerama Adventure2002DocumentaryHimself, film director
It Conquered Hollywood! The Story of American International Pictures2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Great Performances2000TV SeriesHimself
She's Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein1999Documentary shortHimself / Host
Ray Harryhausen: Working with Dinosaurs1999TV SpecialHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1998TV Series documentaryHimself
A-Z of Horror1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Les deniers du culte1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Reality Trip1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
100 Years of Horror1996TV Series documentaryHimself - Director
Film Music Masters: Jerry Goldsmith1995Video documentaryHimself
Making the Earth Stand Still1995Video documentaryHimself
The Vampire Interviews1995Video documentaryHimself
A Century of Cinema1994DocumentaryHimself
Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Famous Monsters 1993 World Convention Souvenir Video1993Video documentary
Flying Saucers Over Hollywood: The 'Plan 9' Companion1992Video documentaryHimself
The Magical World of Chuck Jones1992DocumentaryHimself
The Horror Hall of Fame II1991TV MovieHimself
Naked Hollywood1991TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Amazing Worlds of Science Fiction and Fantasy1991VideoHimself
The Horror Hall of Fame1990TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
The Media Show1987TV SeriesHimself
The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal1985DocumentaryHimself
Bitte umblättern1984TV Series documentaryHimself
Making a Monster Movie: Inside 'The Howling'1981TV Short documentaryInterviewee: Director - "The Howling"
Fantasy Film Festival1979TV SeriesHimself
Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel1978DocumentaryHimself
Unspeakable Horrors: The Plan 9 Conspiracy2016post-productionHimself
Into the Dark: Exploring the Horror FilmDocumentary post-productionHimself
King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry CohenDocumentary post-productionHimself
From the Bridge2017DocumentaryHimself
24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters2016DocumentaryHimself
Bit Parts! The Joe Dante Players2016Video documentary shortHimself
Atomic Shock! Joe Dante on 'Panic in Year Zero!'2016Video documentary shortHimself
Le complexe de Frankenstein2015DocumentaryHimself
Atomo Vision: Interview mit Regisseur Joe Dante2015Video documentary shortHimself
They Are Eating the Guests! Interview Mit Regisseur Joe Dante2015Video documentary shortHimself
42nd Street Memories: The Rise and Fall of America's Most Notorious Street2015DocumentaryHimself
Most Craved2015TV SeriesHimself
Eaten Alive! The Rise and Fall of the Italian Cannibal Film2015Documentary
Buried Alive! Joe Dante on the Premature Burial2015Video documentary shortHimself
Terror Vision! Joe Dante on X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes2015Video documentary shortHimself
Gravity: Looking to the Stars - The Evolution of Space Films2015Video documentaryHimself
The Playboy Morning Show2015TV SeriesHimself
As Timeless as Infinity: The Twilight Zone Legacy2014DocumentaryHimself
Cinema 32014TV SeriesHimself
Gremlins: Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous: Making Gremlins2014Video shortHimself
Gremlins: From Gizmo to Gremlins - Creating the Creatures2014Video shortHimself
There Goes the Neighborhood: The Making of 'The 'Burbs'2014Video documentaryHimself
Out of Print2014/IDocumentaryHimself
The Sword of the Fisherman2014Video shortHimself
That $#!% Will Rot Your Brain: How the Monster Kids Transformed Popular Culture2014DocumentaryHimself
We Come in Pieces2014Documentary short Himself
You Can't Kill Tom Hanks! Interview mit Regisseur Joe Dante2014Video documentary shortHimself
The Real History of Science Fiction2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Toys is Hell! Interview mit Regisseur Joe Dante2014Video documentary shortHimself
That Guy Dick Miller2014DocumentaryHimself
Zarpazos! Un Viaje Por El Spanish Horror2013DocumentaryHimself
House of Wax: Unlike Anything You've Ever Seen2013Video documentaryHimself
This Island Earth: 2 1/2 Years in the Making2013Video documentary shortHimself
A Fuller Life2013DocumentaryHimself - Reader (segment "Sicily Black and Blue")
The Devil's Bloody Plaything: Possessed by Hands of the Ripper2013Video documentary shortHimself
Días de cine2013TV SeriesHimself
Psycho's Sister: Making 'The Name of the Game Is Kill'2013DocumentaryHimself
Trailer War2012DocumentaryHimself
The AckerMonster Chronicles!2012DocumentaryHimself
The Flesh and the Fury: X-posing Twins of Evil2012DocumentaryHimself - Director
Inside Horror2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Beast Wishes2012DocumentaryHimself
To Be... A Film Favorite2012Video documentary shortHimself
Zombies2011Documentary
A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas!2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan2011DocumentaryHimself - Director of Piranha & Gremlins
The Future of Fear2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Legend of Ivan Tors2011DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Produce Your Own Damn Movie!2011Video documentaryHimself
Herschell Gordon Lewis and the Making of the Uh-Oh Show2011ShortHimself
Joe Dante Remembers 'Twitch of the Death Nerve2011Video documentary shortHimself
This Week in Horror2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel2011DocumentaryHimself
The Bloodiest Show on Earth: Making Vampire Circus2010Video documentary shortHimself
The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry2010DocumentaryHimself
Hollywood's Best Film Directors2010TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Film Director
The Making of Piranha2010Documentary shortHimself
Machete Maidens Unleashed!2010DocumentaryHimself
American Grindhouse2010DocumentaryHimself - Director, Gremlins
Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr.2010Video documentary shortHimself - Director
Gateway to Hell: The Making of 'The Hole'2010Video documentary shortHimself
The Hole: The Keeper of the Hole2010Video documentary shortHimself
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer2009DocumentaryHimself
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film2009DocumentaryHimself
Fulci in the House: The Italian Master of Splatter2009Video documentary shortHimself
Macabre: The Golden Age of Italian Exploitation2009Video documentary shortHimself
Murder Madness and Mutilation: Sleepless and the Modern Italian Giallo2009Video documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hangin' with Hoyt on the Set of 'Gremlins'2014Video shortHimself
Troldspejlet1999TV SeriesHimself - Director

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2011Golden Unicorn for Career AchievementAmiens International Film Festival
20093-D AwardVenice Film FestivalThe Hole (2009)
2006Special Prize of the JurySitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalMasters of Horror (2005)
2005CinemAvvenire Award - Special MentionTorino Film FestivalCinema for PeaceHomecoming (2005)
2000American Treasure AwardChicago International Film Festival
2000Emerging Artist AwardChicago International Film Festival
1998Golden FIPABiarritz International Festival of Audiovisual ProgrammingFictionThe Second Civil War (1997)
1998Leopard of HonorLocarno International Film Festival
1993Silver RavenBrussels International Festival of Fantasy Film (BIFFF)Matinee (1993)
1985Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorGremlins (1984)
1981Critics AwardAvoriaz Fantastic Film FestivalThe Howling (1981)
1979Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest EditingPiranha (1978)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015Rondo StatuetteRondo Hatton Classic Horror AwardsBest MovieBurying the Ex (2014)
2006Best FilmSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalMasters of Horror (2005)
2005Rondo StatuetteRondo Hatton Classic Horror AwardsBest TV PresentationMasters of Horror (2005)
1998Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)The Second Civil War (1997)
1998Best FilmSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalSmall Soldiers (1998)
1997CableACECableACE AwardsDirecting a Movie or MiniseriesThe Second Civil War (1997)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsDirecting a Dramatic SeriesRebel Highway (1994)
1991Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorGremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
1988Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorInnerspace (1987)
1984International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest FilmTwilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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