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YouTube gamer who’s known for his Dante & Holly tandem route. He has obtained recognition alongside his friend Holly for his or her tandem gameplay video clips. He co-created his YouTube route on Apr 19, 2014. He published the channel’s 1st video there on Apr 26, 2014. He offers helped the Dante & Holly route amass a lot more than 60,000 clients to their route. One of is own most popular video clips there, “Metallic Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Discomfort ► Secrets | Hidden Results | Guidelines + Calm,” has gained a lot more than 1 million total sights. He was created and elevated in Germany. He and fellow YouTube gamer EpicNameBro are both known for his or her Dark Souls gameplay.

Quick Facts


Full Name Dante Alighieri
Date Of Birth June 8, 1989
Died September 1321, Ravenna, Italy
Place Of Birth Germany
Profession YouTube Star
Nationality Italian
Spouse Gemma Di Manetto Donati
Children Jacopo Alighieri, Pietro Alighieri, Antonia Alighieri, Giovanni Alighieri
Parents Alighiero di Bellincione, Bella degli Abati
Siblings Francesco Alighieri, Gaetana Alighieri
Movies Gremlins, The Howling, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Innerspace, The 'Burbs, Piranha, Matinee, Burying the Ex, Small Soldiers, Explorers, The Hole, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Twilight Zone: The Movie, The Movie Orgy, The Second Civil War, Amazon Women on the Moon, Hollywood Boulevard, Runaway Daughters, Rock 'n' Roll High School, Trapped Ashes, The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy, The Screwfly Solution, Homecoming, Haunted Lighthouse, Sleepwalkers, Tales of Halloween, American Grindhouse, Edgar G. Ulmer—The Man Off Screen, Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story, Blast Vegas, 24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters, Cinerama Adventure, Oscar, It's a Good Life, Famous Monster: Forrest J. Ackerman
Star Sign Gemini

  • Facts
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#Fact
1 He 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).
2 He 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).
3 He 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).
4 He 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).
5 He 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).
6 Is 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.
7 His 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).
8 Was one of the directors considered for Jurassic Park (1993), which went to Steven Spielberg.
9 Was 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)).
10 Was interested in directing Batman (1989), which went to Tim Burton.
11 Directors he has cited as his principal influences include Chuck Jones, Frank Tashlin, James Whale, Roger Corman and Jean Cocteau.
12 Former Roger Corman protégé. Also helped by Steven Spielberg.


Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Labirintus pre-production
The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes announced
Salem 2015-2016 TV Series 2 episodes
MacGyver 2016 TV Series 1 episode
Legends of Tomorrow 2016 TV Series 1 episode
Hawaii Five-0 2011-2015 TV Series 9 episodes
Witches of East End 2014 TV Series 2 episodes
Burying the Ex 2014
Splatter 2009 TV Series 10 episodes
The Hole 2009
The Greatest Show Ever 2007 TV Movie
CSI: NY 2007 TV Series 1 episode
Masters of Horror 2005-2006 TV Series 2 episodes
Trapped Ashes 2006 story segments "Wraparound"
Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003
Haunted Lighthouse 2003 Short
Night Visions 2001 TV Series 2 episodes
Small Soldiers 1998
The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy 1998 TV Movie
The Second Civil War 1997 TV Movie
Picture Windows 1995 TV Series 1 episode
Rebel Highway 1994 TV Series 1 episode
Matinee 1993
Eerie, Indiana 1991-1992 TV Series 5 episodes
Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990
The 'Burbs 1989
Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 segments "The French Ventiloquist's Dummy" [TV cut & DVD only], "Hairlooming", "Bullshit or Not", "Critic's Corner", "Roast Your Loved One", "Reckless Youth"
Innerspace 1987
Amazing Stories 1986 TV Series 2 episodes
The Twilight Zone 1985 TV Series 1 episode
Explorers 1985
Gremlins 1984
Twilight Zone: The Movie 1983 segment "3"
Police Squad! 1982 TV Series 2 episodes
The Howling 1981
Rock 'n' Roll High School 1979 uncredited
Piranha 1978
Hollywood Boulevard 1976
The Movie Orgy 1968 Documentary

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This Island Earth: 2 1/2 Years in the Making 2013 Video documentary short images
Jeremiah 2003-2004 TV Series executive consultant - 13 episodes
Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror 1994 TV Movie documentary film clips courtesy of
Time Machine: The Journey Back 1993 Video documentary special contributor
Eerie, Indiana 1991-1992 TV Series creative consultant - 18 episodes
Fly Me 1973 dialogue director

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trafficked 2016/I executive producer completed
The Dead Don't Lie executive producer announced
The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes producer announced
Dark 2015/I executive producer
Trail of Blood 2011 executive producer
Trailers from Hell 2007 TV Series producer
Jeremiah 2002-2003 TV Series executive producer - 21 episodes
The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy 1998 TV Movie executive producer
The Phantom 1996 executive producer
Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror 1994 TV Movie documentary associate producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tales of Halloween 2015 Prof. Milo Gottleib (segment "Bad Seed")
Blast Vegas 2013 TV Movie Salesman #2
The Butterfly Room 2012 Taxi Driver
Beverly Hills Cop III 1994 Jailer
The Silence of the Hams 1994 Dying Man
Eerie, Indiana 1992 TV Series Director / Himself
Sleepwalkers 1992 Lab Assistant
Oscar 1991 Face on the Cutting Room Floor
Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 Grandpa Fred Director Beanie Gremlin Wicked Witch Gremlin (voice, uncredited)
Innerspace 1987 Vectorscope Employee (uncredited)
A Time to Die 1982 Bodyguard
Eating Raoul 1982 Busboy (uncredited)
Rock 'n' Roll High School 1979 Riot Cop with sunglasses (uncredited)
Piranha 1978 Scuba Diver #2 (uncredited)
Cannonball! 1976 Kid
Hollywood Boulevard 1976 Party Waiter (uncredited)
Tidal Wave 1973 US version

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Howling 1981
Piranha 1978
Grand Theft Auto 1977
Hollywood Boulevard 1976
The Movie Orgy 1968 Documentary

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tex 1982 post-production consultant
Screamers 1979 associate editor: additional sequences, US version - as Giuseppe Dantini

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock 'n' Roll High School 1979 story

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Conjuring 2016 special thanks
Magic Hour 2015 special thanks
Hell Night: Devil's Pass 2015 special thanks
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks 2015 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
Ken Friedman Remembering 'White Line Fever' 2015 Video documentary thanks
Atomo Vision: Interview mit Regisseur Joe Dante 2015 Video documentary short thanks
They Are Eating the Guests! Interview Mit Regisseur Joe Dante 2015 Video documentary short thanks
You Can't Kill Tom Hanks! Interview mit Regisseur Joe Dante 2014 Video documentary short thanks
Toys is Hell! Interview mit Regisseur Joe Dante 2014 Video documentary short thanks
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk 2014 special thanks
That Guy Dick Miller 2014 Documentary special thanks
That's All Folks! Tales from Termite Terrace 2014 Documentary short special thanks
Red Wing 2013 special thanks
This Island Earth: 2 1/2 Years in the Making 2013 Video documentary short very special thanks
I Am Divine 2013 Documentary special thanks
It's a Frame-Up! 2013 Short very special thanks
A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! 2011 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 Documentary thanks
Werebitches 2010 Short special thanks
Piranha 3D 2010 special thanks
Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr. 2010 Video documentary short special thanks
Tub 2010 Short special thanks
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer 2009 Documentary thanks
Embrión 2008 special thanks
Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story 2007 Documentary very special thanks
American Zombie 2007 special thanks
The Sci-Fi Boys 2006 Documentary special thanks
Loving Annabelle 2006 special thanks
The Sky Is Falling: Making 'The War of the Worlds' 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
Behind the Tunes: Tish Tash - The Animated World of Frank Tashlin 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' 2005 Video documentary special thanks
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Gathering Storm 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Road to Gotham City 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
Welcome to Werewolfland 2004 Video documentary special thanks
She's Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein 1999 Documentary short special thanks
HBO First Look 1998 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
Mr. Stitch 1995 TV Movie special thanks
Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror 1994 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Waxwork 1988 dedicated to - as Dante
Dead Heat 1988 special thanks
Invasion Earth: The Aliens Are Here 1988 special thanks
The Puppetoon Movie 1987 special thanks
The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal 1985 Documentary special thanks
Eating Raoul 1982 the producers wish to thank
Rock 'n' Roll High School 1979 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Direct Your Own Damn Movie! 2009 Video documentary Himself
Monsterland 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Hatching of Spider Baby 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story 2007 Documentary Himself
Spider Stravinsky: The Cinema Sounds of Ronald Stein 2007 Video short Himself
To My Great Chagrin: The Unbelievable Story of Brother Theodore 2007 Documentary Himself
The Return of the Living Dead: The Decade of Darkness 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Trailers from Hell 2007 TV Series Himself
Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman 2007 Documentary Himself
The Fearmakers Collection 2007 Video documentary Himself
Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Lugosi, the Dark Prince 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Horror Kung-Fu Theatre 1997-2006 TV Series Himself
Hitchcocked! 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Karloff, the Gentle Monster 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Back to School: A Retrospective - 'Rock 'N' Roll High School' Rock on Edition DVD 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Playing the Game: Looking Back at 'Death Race 2000' - Death Race 2000 Special Edition DVD 2005 Video documentary short Himself
The Perfect Scary Movie 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Behind the Tunes: Bosko, Buddy and the Best of Black and White 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Behind the Tunes: Looney Tunes Go to War! 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Behind the Tunes: The Charm of Stink - On the Scent of Pepe le Pew 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Behind the Tunes: Tish Tash - The Animated World of Frank Tashlin 2005 Video documentary short Himself
RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' 2005 Video documentary Himself
Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy 2005 Video documentary Himself
Ray Harryhausen: The Early Years Collection 2005 Video documentary
Männer im Trenchcoat, Frauen im Pelz 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Behind the Tunes: Crash! Bang! Boom! - The Wild Sounds of Treg Brown 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing 2004 Documentary Himself
Edgar G. Ulmer - The Man Off-screen 2004 Documentary Himself
Mario Bava: Operazione paura 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Welcome to Werewolfland 2004 Video documentary Himself
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
HBO First Look 1998-2003 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - The Director
Behind the Tunes: Bugs - A Rabbit for All Seasonings 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Behind the Tunes: Southern Pride Chicken 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Unleashing the Beast: Making 'The Howling' 2003 Video documentary Himself
Cinerama Adventure 2002 Documentary Himself, film director
It Conquered Hollywood! The Story of American International Pictures 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Great Performances 2000 TV Series Himself
She's Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein 1999 Documentary short Himself / Host
Ray Harryhausen: Working with Dinosaurs 1999 TV Special Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
A-Z of Horror 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Les deniers du culte 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Reality Trip 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
100 Years of Horror 1996 TV Series documentary Himself - Director
Film Music Masters: Jerry Goldsmith 1995 Video documentary Himself
Making the Earth Stand Still 1995 Video documentary Himself
The Vampire Interviews 1995 Video documentary Himself
A Century of Cinema 1994 Documentary Himself
Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Famous Monsters 1993 World Convention Souvenir Video 1993 Video documentary
Flying Saucers Over Hollywood: The 'Plan 9' Companion 1992 Video documentary Himself
The Magical World of Chuck Jones 1992 Documentary Himself
The Horror Hall of Fame II 1991 TV Movie Himself
Naked Hollywood 1991 TV Mini-Series Himself
Amazing Worlds of Science Fiction and Fantasy 1991 Video Himself
The Horror Hall of Fame 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
The Media Show 1987 TV Series Himself
The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal 1985 Documentary Himself
Bitte umblättern 1984 TV Series documentary Himself
Making a Monster Movie: Inside 'The Howling' 1981 TV Short documentary Interviewee: Director - "The Howling"
Fantasy Film Festival 1979 TV Series Himself
Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel 1978 Documentary Himself
Unspeakable Horrors: The Plan 9 Conspiracy 2016 post-production Himself
Into the Dark: Exploring the Horror Film Documentary post-production Himself
King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen Documentary post-production Himself
From the Bridge 2017 Documentary Himself
24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters 2016 Documentary Himself
Bit Parts! The Joe Dante Players 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Atomic Shock! Joe Dante on 'Panic in Year Zero!' 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Le complexe de Frankenstein 2015 Documentary Himself
Atomo Vision: Interview mit Regisseur Joe Dante 2015 Video documentary short Himself
They Are Eating the Guests! Interview Mit Regisseur Joe Dante 2015 Video documentary short Himself
42nd Street Memories: The Rise and Fall of America's Most Notorious Street 2015 Documentary Himself
Most Craved 2015 TV Series Himself
Eaten Alive! The Rise and Fall of the Italian Cannibal Film 2015 Documentary
Buried Alive! Joe Dante on the Premature Burial 2015 Video documentary short Himself
Terror Vision! Joe Dante on X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes 2015 Video documentary short Himself
Gravity: Looking to the Stars - The Evolution of Space Films 2015 Video documentary Himself
The Playboy Morning Show 2015 TV Series Himself
As Timeless as Infinity: The Twilight Zone Legacy 2014 Documentary Himself
Cinema 3 2014 TV Series Himself
Gremlins: Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous: Making Gremlins 2014 Video short Himself
Gremlins: From Gizmo to Gremlins - Creating the Creatures 2014 Video short Himself
There Goes the Neighborhood: The Making of 'The 'Burbs' 2014 Video documentary Himself
Out of Print 2014/I Documentary Himself
The Sword of the Fisherman 2014 Video short Himself
That $#!% Will Rot Your Brain: How the Monster Kids Transformed Popular Culture 2014 Documentary Himself
We Come in Pieces 2014 Documentary short Himself
You Can't Kill Tom Hanks! Interview mit Regisseur Joe Dante 2014 Video documentary short Himself
The Real History of Science Fiction 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Toys is Hell! Interview mit Regisseur Joe Dante 2014 Video documentary short Himself
That Guy Dick Miller 2014 Documentary Himself
Zarpazos! Un Viaje Por El Spanish Horror 2013 Documentary Himself
House of Wax: Unlike Anything You've Ever Seen 2013 Video documentary Himself
This Island Earth: 2 1/2 Years in the Making 2013 Video documentary short Himself
A Fuller Life 2013 Documentary Himself - Reader (segment "Sicily Black and Blue")
The Devil's Bloody Plaything: Possessed by Hands of the Ripper 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Días de cine 2013 TV Series Himself
Psycho's Sister: Making 'The Name of the Game Is Kill' 2013 Documentary Himself
Trailer War 2012 Documentary Himself
The AckerMonster Chronicles! 2012 Documentary Himself
The Flesh and the Fury: X-posing Twins of Evil 2012 Documentary Himself - Director
Inside Horror 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Beast Wishes 2012 Documentary Himself
To Be... A Film Favorite 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Zombies 2011 Documentary
A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan 2011 Documentary Himself - Director of Piranha & Gremlins
The Future of Fear 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Legend of Ivan Tors 2011 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
Produce Your Own Damn Movie! 2011 Video documentary Himself
Herschell Gordon Lewis and the Making of the Uh-Oh Show 2011 Short Himself
Joe Dante Remembers 'Twitch of the Death Nerve 2011 Video documentary short Himself
This Week in Horror 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 Documentary Himself
The Bloodiest Show on Earth: Making Vampire Circus 2010 Video documentary short Himself
The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry 2010 Documentary Himself
Hollywood's Best Film Directors 2010 TV Series Himself - Interviewee / Film Director
The Making of Piranha 2010 Documentary short Himself
Machete Maidens Unleashed! 2010 Documentary Himself
American Grindhouse 2010 Documentary Himself - Director, Gremlins
Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr. 2010 Video documentary short Himself - Director
Gateway to Hell: The Making of 'The Hole' 2010 Video documentary short Himself
The Hole: The Keeper of the Hole 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer 2009 Documentary Himself
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film 2009 Documentary Himself
Fulci in the House: The Italian Master of Splatter 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Macabre: The Golden Age of Italian Exploitation 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Murder Madness and Mutilation: Sleepless and the Modern Italian Giallo 2009 Video documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hangin' with Hoyt on the Set of 'Gremlins' 2014 Video short Himself
Troldspejlet 1999 TV Series Himself - Director

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Golden Unicorn for Career Achievement Amiens International Film Festival
2009 3-D Award Venice Film Festival The Hole (2009)
2006 Special Prize of the Jury Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival Masters of Horror (2005)
2005 CinemAvvenire Award - Special Mention Torino Film Festival Cinema for Peace Homecoming (2005)
2000 American Treasure Award Chicago International Film Festival
2000 Emerging Artist Award Chicago International Film Festival
1998 Golden FIPA Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming Fiction The Second Civil War (1997)
1998 Leopard of Honor Locarno International Film Festival
1993 Silver Raven Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film (BIFFF) Matinee (1993)
1985 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Gremlins (1984)
1981 Critics Award Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival The Howling (1981)
1979 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Editing Piranha (1978) · Mark Goldblatt

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Rondo Statuette Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards Best Movie Burying the Ex (2014)
2006 Best Film Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival Masters of Horror (2005)
2005 Rondo Statuette Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards Best TV Presentation Masters of Horror (2005)
1998 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) The Second Civil War (1997)
1998 Best Film Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival Small Soldiers (1998)
1997 CableACE CableACE Awards Directing a Movie or Miniseries The Second Civil War (1997)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Directing a Dramatic Series Rebel Highway (1994)
1991 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
1988 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Innerspace (1987)
1984 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Film Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) · Steven Spielberg
· John Landis
· George Miller

TitleSalary
Piranha (1978) $8,000

#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.

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

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