Horror - Behind The Scenes

by bertoldibruno | created - 11 Dec 2017 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

1. M. Night Shyamalan

Producer | Lady in the Water

Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots.

He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil ...

2. Ti West

Director | The Innkeepers

Ti West Most Notable For Directing Horror Films Is An Actor,Writer,Producer,Editor And Very Genuine Director As Well.Ti Broke Out After Directing Various Features Until 2009 Happened Upon Him With Which He Directed 2 Feature Films 2009's The House Of The Devil & Also Cabin Fever 2 Spring Fever.Ti ...

3. Adam Wingard

Director | V/H/S

At 19 Adam got his start in feature film making early with his directorial debut Home Sick, a slasher horror film starring Bill Moseley and Tom Toweles. However it was his second effort at 24 years old with the film Pop Skull that garnered him a talent to watch. Made for a budget of around 2000 ...

4. Simon Barrett

Writer | You're Next

Simon Barrett A Horror Writer Day And Night And A Director As Well Is Most Notably Known For Working Alongside Friends And Fellow Film Aficionados Adam Wingard,LC Holt,Lane Hughes,Ti West & Joe Swanberg.His Most Popular Films (Horror) Are You're Next,V.H.S,V.H.S 2,Blair Witch (2016) And Dead ...

5. Eduardo Sánchez

Director | The Blair Witch Project

Eduardo Sanchez was born in Cuba in 1968. It was at a young age he gained an interest in film making. At Wheaton High School Ed made school movie projects such as Shrimp Fried Vice and Pride (in the name of Love) all of which starred his friends and family, as well as Ed himself.

After High School ...

6. Timo Tjahjanto

Director | V/H/S/2

Timo Tjahjanto is a director and writer, known for V/H/S/2 (2013), Killers (2014) and Headshot (2016).

7. Alexandre Aja

Director | Haute tension

Alexandre Aja was born on August 7, 1978 in Paris, France as Alexandre Jouan Arcady. He is a producer and director, known for High Tension (2003), The Hills Have Eyes (2006) and Piranha 3D (2010). He is married to Laïla Marrakchi.

8. Paco Plaza

Director | [Rec]

Paco Plaza was born in 1973 in València, València, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain as Francisco Plaza Trinidad. He is married to Leticia Dolera.

9. Jaume Balagueró

Writer | [Rec]

Jaume Balagueró was born on November 2, 1968 in Lleida, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain as Jaume Balagueró i Bernat. He is a writer and director, known for REC (2007), Sleep Tight (2011) and The Nameless (1999).

10. Paul Hyett

Make_up_department | Attack the Block

Paul Hyett is known for his work on Attack the Block (2011), Doomsday (2008) and The Seasoning House (2012).

11. Xavier Gens

Director | The Divide

Xavier Gens was born on April 27, 1975 in Dunkerque, Nord, France. He is a director and assistant director, known for The Divide (2011), Frontier(s) (2007) and Hitman (2007). He has been married to Mounia Meddour since 2005.

12. Neil Marshall

Director | Dog Soldiers

Neil Marshall was born on May 25, 1970 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He is a producer and director, known for Dog Soldiers (2002), The Descent (2005) and Hellboy (2019). He was previously married to Axelle Carolyn.

13. Drew Goddard

Producer | The Martian

Drew Goddard was raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He attended Los Alamos High School in Los Alamos, New Mexico and graduated in 1993. He then attended the University of Colorado, and worked as a production assistant in L.A. after graduation. A spec script Drew wrote based on Six Feet Under (2001) ...

14. Carter Smith

Director | The Ruins

Maine-native Carter Smith began his career in the world of fashion photography. His breakthrough story included a series of gritty, documentary-style portraits of teen life in the Midwest, which appeared in the British magazine ID. His fashion work and celebrity portraits have since been featured ...

15. Alexandre Bustillo

Writer | À l'intérieur

Alexandre Bustillo is a writer and director, known for Inside (2007), ABCs of Death 2 (2014) and Among the Living (2014).

16. Adam Green

Writer | Frozen

Adam Green is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and actor known for his success within the horror genre with films like the "Hatchet" franchise, "Frozen," and "Digging Up The Marrow." He is also the creator, writer, director, star, and show runner of the television comedy series "...

17. Christopher Smith

Director | Triangle

Christopher Smith was born in 1970 in Bristol, England. He is a director and writer, known for Triangle (2009), Severance (2006) and Black Death (2010).

18. Scott Kosar

Writer | The Machinist

Scott Kosar is a producer and writer, known for The Machinist (2004), The Haunting of Hill House (2018) and The Crazies (2010).

19. Glenn McQuaid

Visual_effects | V/H/S

Writer director Glenn McQuaid was born and raised in North County Dublin, Ireland. After working as both a visual effects artist and art director in the advertising world, McQuaid's first foray in cinema came about when he coordinated the visual effects on Ti West's The Roost as well as Larry ...

20. Brad Miska

Producer | V/H/S

Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Bloody-Disgusting.com.

21. Jason Eisener

Director | V/H/S/2

Jason Eisener is a director and producer, known for V/H/S/2 (2013), Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) and The ABCs of Death (2012).

22. Gregg Hale

Producer | The Blair Witch Project

Gregg was born in Selma, Alabama, but lived most of his childhood in Henderson, Kentucky, which he considers his hometown. While attending Henderson County High School, he wrote plays, acted in school productions, co-founded a theater company that produced plays for children, came in second in a ...

23. James Wan

Producer | The Conjuring 2

James Wan (born 26 February 1977) is an Australian film producer, screenwriter and film director of Malaysian Chinese descent. He is widely known for directing the horror film Saw (2004) and creating Billy the puppet. Wan has also directed Dead Silence (2007), Death Sentence (2007), Insidious (2010)...

24. Fede Alvarez

Director | Don't Breathe

Fede Alvarez was born on February 9, 1978 in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is a director and writer, known for Don't Breathe (2016), Evil Dead (2013) and The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018).

25. Robert Rodriguez

Producer | El mariachi

Robert Anthony Rodriguez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, USA, to Rebecca (Villegas), a nurse, and Cecilio G. Rodríguez, a salesman. His family is of Mexican descent.

Of all the people to be amazed by the images of John Carpenter's 1981 sci-fi parable, Escape from New York (1981), none ...

26. Julien Maury

Writer | À l'intérieur

Julien Maury is a writer and director, known for Inside (2007), ABCs of Death 2 (2014) and Among the Living (2014).

27. James DeMonaco

Writer | The Purge: Anarchy

James DeMonaco was born in 1969 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Purge: Anarchy (2014), The Purge: Election Year (2016) and The First Purge (2018).

28. Josh C. Waller

Producer | Cooties

Raised on the California Central Coast in the 70's and 80's, Josh Cooper Waller split his time between cattle ranches on one hand and the Arts and cinemas in the other. Early outdoor viewings of "Close Encounters" with his family, combined with a concert violinist Grandmother, instilled in him a ...

29. Frank Darabont

Writer | The Green Mile

Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont was born in a refugee camp in 1959 in Montbeliard, France, the son of Hungarian parents who had fled Budapest during the failed 1956 Hungarian revolution. Brought to America as an infant, he settled with his family in Los Angeles and attended Hollywood High ...

30. Lucky McKee

Director | May

Born and raised in the small riverbank town of Jenny Lind in Calaveras County, California, Edward Lucky McKee grew up mostly in poverty with little access to modern forms of entertainment. When McKee was age ten, he used an old video camera to videotape his sister's birthday party which put him on ...

31. Eli Craig

Director | Tucker and Dale vs Evil

Eli Craig was born on May 25, 1972 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Elijah M. Craig. He is a director and actor, known for Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010), Little Evil (2017) and The Tao of Pong (2004). He has been married to Sasha Craig since September 5, 2004. They have one child.

32. Nicholas McCarthy

Director | The Pact

Nicholas McCarthy is a director and writer, known for The Pact (2012), At the Devil's Door (2014) and Holidays (2016).

33. Olatunde Osunsanmi

Director | Within

Olatunde Osunsanmi was born on October 23, 1977 in the USA. He is known for his work on The Cavern (2005), The Fourth Kind (2009) and Smokin' Aces (2006).

34. Karyn Kusama

Director | The Invitation

Karyn Kusama was born on March 21, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Karyn K. Kusama. She is a director and producer, known for The Invitation (2015), Girlfight (2000) and Æon Flux (2005).

35. Andrew Traucki

Director | Black Water

Andrew Traucki is a director and producer, known for Black Water (2007), The Reef (2010) and The ABCs of Death (2012).

36. Miguel Ángel Vivas

Director | Secuestrados

Miguel Ángel Vivas is a director and writer, known for Kidnapped (2010), I'll See You in My Dreams (2003) and Extinction (2015).

37. Rodrigo Aragão

Director | El bosque negro

Born and raised on January of 1977, Aragão started shooting his films in Guarapari, a small town located in Espirito Santo, Brazil. His father was a magician as well as a cinema owner, he was created around the world of tricks and makeup.The snap of that could be his future came early. When he was ...

38. Chris Peckover

Director | Better Watch Out

Chris Peckover is a director and writer, known for Better Watch Out (2016) and Undocumented (2010).

39. Pascal Laugier

Director | Martyrs

Pascal Laugier is a director and writer, known for Martyrs (2008), Incident in a Ghostland (2018) and The Tall Man (2012).

40. Eli Roth

Producer | Cabin Fever

Eli Raphael Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Cora (Bialis), a painter, and Sheldon H. Roth, a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and clinical professor. His family is Jewish (from Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Poland). He began shooting Super 8 films at the age of eight, after watching Ridley ...

41. Can Evrenol

Director | Baskin

Born and raised in Istanbul, Evrenol studied Film Studies and Art History at the University of Kent at Canterbury. Upon graduating, he has independently written, directed and produced short horror films, which won him several international awards, as well as being officially selected to more than ...

42. Daniel Stamm

Director | 13 Sins

Daniel was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, where as a teenager he was host of a radio show and editor of a youth magazine. He toured with a theater, studied drama and published a play before he went to Belfast, Northern Ireland, as a peace worker. Two years later he returned to Germany to go ...

43. Richard Bates Jr.

Director | Excision

Richard Bates Jr. is a director and writer, known for Excision (2012), Trash Fire (2016) and Suburban Gothic (2014).

44. Joe Lynch

Producer | Chillerama

Joe Lynch was born in Long Island, New York and was raised on a steady diet of B-movies, Stephen King novels, heavy metal, 8-bit games & 4-color comic books. His first foray into filmmaking was hooking up 2 VCR cameras and creating "remixes" of his favorite movie scenes to new music, and creating ...

45. Brad Anderson

Director | Session 9

Brad Anderson was born in 1964 in Madison, Connecticut, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Session 9 (2001), The Machinist (2004) and Transsiberian (2008).

46. David Slade

Director | Hard Candy

David Slade was born on September 26, 1969 in the UK. He is a producer and director, known for Hard Candy (2005), 30 Days of Night (2007) and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010).

47. Jaume Collet-Serra

Producer | The Shallows

Jaume Collet-Serra was born on March 23, 1974 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a producer and director, known for The Shallows (2016), Unknown (2011) and Orphan (2009).

48. Gregg Bishop

Director | Dance of the Dead

Gregg Bishop started making movies with his father's Super 8mm and 16mm film cameras when he was 7 years old and wrote & directed his first full-length feature, a spy thriller, at 17 years of age.

He attended the Production Program at USC filmschool where his student film Voodoo (1999) won over ...

49. James Watkins

Writer | Eden Lake

James Watkins was born in 1978 in the UK. He is a writer and director, known for Eden Lake (2008), The Take (2016) and The Woman in Black (2012).

50. Marcus Dunstan

Writer | The Collector

Marcus Dunstan is a writer and director, known for The Collector (2009), The Collection (2012) and Feast (2005).

51. Jeremy Saulnier

Cinematographer | Blue Ruin

Jeremy Saulnier has slyly defined a unique cinematic aesthetic that complements his idiosyncratic narrative premises. His sophomore feature, Blue Ruin (2013) a quirky, crime drama set in a pretty, but grimier part of suburban America was a festival darling and supplanted his name within the ...

52. Rob Zombie

Director | The Devil's Rejects

Robert Bartleh Cummings, more famously known as Rob Zombie, was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on January 12, 1965. He is the oldest son of Louise and Robert Cummings, and has a younger brother, Michael David (aka Spider One; b. 1968), who is the lead singer of Powerman 5000. Growing up, Zombie ...

53. James Wong

Producer | The X Files

James Wong is a producer and writer, known for The X-Files (1993), The One (2001) and Space: Above and Beyond (1995). He is married to Teena Wong. They have three children.

54. Mike Flanagan

Editor | Doctor Sleep

Mike Flanagan was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1978 to Timothy and Laura Flanagan. The family relocated frequently, as Timothy was in the U.S. Coast Guard, and finally settled in Bowie, Maryland. As a child, he would shoot and edit short movies on VHS. This continued as he attended Archbishop ...

55. Darren Lynn Bousman

Director | Saw II

Darren Lynn Bousman was born on January 11, 1979 in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Saw II (2005), Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) and Tales of Halloween (2015). He has been married to Laura Bousman since January 2, 2009.

56. Greg McLean

Director | The Belko Experiment

After training as a fine artist, Australian writer, director, and producer Greg McLean's filmmaking career began when he created the independent horror hit, 'Wolf Creek'. The film premiered at the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals before enjoying world-wide critical and commercial success. After ...

57. Christophe Gans

Director | Le pacte des loups

Born in 1960 in Antibes (in the South of France), Christophe Gans became crazy about movies at an early stage. As a teenager, he made a lot of samurai and kung fu super-8 films with his friends. At the end of the seventies, he founded the fanzine "Rhesus Zero" about B-movies. In 1980, he studied at...

58. Leigh Janiak

Director | Honeymoon

Leigh Janiak is a film director and screenwriter born on February 1, 1980 in Ohio, USA. She is the daughter of Karen L. Janiak and Nestor K. Janiak of Mentor, Ohio, USA. Her feature film directorial debut was horror/mystery Honeymoon (2014) starring Rose Leslie from Game of Thrones (2011), and ...

59. Bryan Bertino

Writer | The Strangers

Bryan Bertino was born on October 17, 1977 in Crowley, Texas, USA as Bryan Michael Bertino. He is a producer and writer, known for The Strangers (2008), The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015) and The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018).

60. Dennis Iliadis

Director | The Last House on the Left

Dennis Iliadis was born in Athens, Greece, and also grew up in Paris and Rio de Janeiro. He attended Brown University in Rhode Island, studying film and political economy before enrolling at the Royal College of Art in London. Iliadis is quickly gaining a name in the film industry, having taken on ...

61. John Erick Dowdle

Writer | No Escape

John grew up in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. After graduating St. Thomas Academy, an all-boys, military, Catholic highschool, John moved to Iowa City to attend the University of Iowa. There he would make the move from writing to film. Two years later, John moved to Manhattan to attend NYU's film ...

62. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

Director | 28 Weeks Later

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was born on December 5, 1967 in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. He is a producer, known for 28 Weeks Later (2007), Intacto (2001) and Linked (1996).

63. Gonzalo López-Gallego

Editor | Open Grave

Gonzalo López-Gallego was born in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. He is an editor and director, known for Open Grave (2013), El rey de la montaña (2007) and Nómadas (2001).

64. Christopher Landon

Writer | Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Christopher Landon was born on February 27, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Christopher Beau Landon. He is a writer and producer, known for Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014), Happy Death Day 2U (2019) and Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015).

65. Jake West

Director | Razor Blade Smile

Jake West was born in 1972 in the UK. He is a director and editor, known for Razor Blade Smile (1998), The ABCs of Death (2012) and Evil Aliens (2005).

66. Guillem Morales

Director | Los ojos de Julia

Guillem Morales was born in 1975 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Los ojos de Julia (2010), Back Room (1999) and The Uninvited Guest (2004).

67. Sean Byrne

Director | The Loved Ones

Sean hails from Hobart, Tasmania. The Loved Ones (2009) is his first feature and has achieved official selection at over twenty international film festivals, winning the People's Choice Award, Midnight Madness Category, Toronto International Film Festival (2009) and The Siren Award for Best ...

68. Ari Aster

Director | Midsommar

Ari Aster is a director and writer, known for Midsommar (2019), Hereditary (2018) and Munchausen (2013).

69. Dennison Ramalho

Writer | Morto Não Fala

Dennison Ramalho is a writer and director, known for The Nightshifter (2018), ABCs of Death 2 (2014) and Ninjas (2011).

70. Scott Beck

Writer | A Quiet Place

Scott Beck was born on October 22, 1984 in Denver, Colorado, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for A Quiet Place (2018), Haunt (2019) and 50 States of Fright (2020).

71. Bryan Woods

Producer | A Quiet Place

Bryan Woods was born on September 14, 1984 in Davenport, Iowa, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for A Quiet Place (2018), Haunt (2019) and 50 States of Fright (2020).

72. Jordan Peele

Writer | Get Out

Jordan Haworth Peele attended Sarah Lawrence College as a member of the class of 2001. His mother is white and his father is black. Jordan is married to comedian Chelsea Peretti, with whom he has a son.

He is known for co-writing and starring in the comedy Keanu (2016), opposite his close friend ...

73. Jonas Åkerlund

Director | Lords of Chaos

Jonas Åkerlund was born on November 10, 1965 in Bromma, Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is a director and editor, known for Lords of Chaos (2018), Polar (2019) and Try (2000). He is married to B. Åkerlund. He was previously married to Charlotta Palmbäck.

74. Adam MacDonald

Director | Backcountry

Adam is an accomplished actor but lately has been steering more towards a career as a Writer/Director with his acclaimed first feature film Backcountry. The film had its world premier at TIFF 2014. Born in Montreal, he now resides in Toronto with his wife. His other directorial works include three ...

75. Ted Geoghegan

Writer | We Are Still Here

Ted Geoghegan studied English at The University of Montana in Missoula, Montana, fine-tuning his skill as a screenwriter under the tutelage of the late Carroll O'Connor.

In 2000, Geoghegan co-wrote German director Andreas Schnaas' first English-language film, Demonium, and followed it with numerous ...

76. Adam MacDonald

Director | Backcountry

Adam is an accomplished actor but lately has been steering more towards a career as a Writer/Director with his acclaimed first feature film Backcountry. The film had its world premier at TIFF 2014. Born in Montreal, he now resides in Toronto with his wife. His other directorial works include three ...



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