Joe Dante

Piranha – USA, 1978

Piranha is a 1978 American horror feature film about a swarm of killer piranhas. It was directed by Joe Dante (The Howling, Gremlins, Trapped Ashes; Burying the Ex) and stars Bradford Dillman (Bug), Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), Keenan Wynn, Barbara Steele (Black Sunday; Shivers), Dick Miller and Belinda Balaski. Produced by Roger… Read More ›

Gremlins – USA, 1984

Gremlins is a 1984 American comedy horror film directed by Joe Dante (The Howling; Piranha). Steven Spielberg was the film’s executive producer, with the film being produced by Michael Finnell and written by Chris Columbus, drawing on legends of gremlins going back to World War II. The film stars Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates. A sequel, Gremlins 2:… Read More ›

Camp Cold Brook – USA, 2018

‘Nothing is stranger than reality’ Camp Cold Brook is a 2018 American paranormal horror feature film directed by Andy Palmer (Badlands of Kain; The Funhouse Massacre; Alien Strain) from a screenplay by Alex Carl (short: Reeves Road). It stars Chad Michael Murray and Danielle… Read More ›

Matinee – USA, 1993

Matinee is a 1993 comedy film directed by Joe Dante (Burying the Ex; Trapped Ashes; Gremlins; The Howling; Piranha) from a screenplay by Jerico Stone (My Stepmother Is an Alien) and Charlie Haas (Gremlins 2: The New Batch; Martians Go Home),… Read More ›

Humanoids from the Deep – USA, 1980

‘They’re not human. But they hunt women. Not for killing. For mating.’ Humanoids from the Deep aka Monster: Humanoids from the Deep is a 1980 American science fiction horror movie, starring Doug McClure (At the Earth’s Core), Ann Turkel, and Vic Morrow (The Evictors). Roger Corman… Read More ›

Castle of Frankenstein – magazine

Castle of Frankenstein was a US horror, science fiction and fantasy film magazine, distributed by Kable News and published in New Jersey from 1962 to 1975 by Calvin Thomas Beck’s Gothic Castle Publishing Company. Although promoted and sold as a “monster magazine,” the readers were aware that Castle of… Read More ›

Trapped Ashes – USA, 2006

Trapped Ashes is a 2006 American anthology horror film. In the tradition of films such as Tales from the Crypt and Dead of Night, Trapped Ashes features five stories of the surreal and terrifying, written by Dennis Bartok and directed by five different filmmakers:… Read More ›

The Howling – USA, 1981

The Howling is a 1981 American supernatural horror feature film directed by Joe Dante (Burying the Ex; Trapped Ashes; Matinee; Gremlins; Piranha). Only very loosely based on the novel of the same name by Gary Brandner, the screenplay was co-written by… Read More ›