10 favorite directors

by panicinyear0 | created - 24 Feb 2011 | updated - 09 Dec 2011 | Public

from the exploitation, horror and sexploitation genre.

1. Al Adamson

Director | Angels' Wild Women

Although it's very unlikely that his admittedly cheap-'n'-cheesy films will ever be acknowledged as true works of cinematic art, director/producer/screenwriter Al Adamson did nonetheless make a slew of entertainingly trashy low-budget exploitation features for the drive-in market throughout the ...

Love Al, but most of his films "Reeked". Ed Wood Jr. must have taken him under his tutelage. "Brain of Blood"!? What the Hell was that??????????

2. Roger Corman

Producer | Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound

Roger William Corman was born April 5, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan. Initially following in his father's footsteps, Corman studied engineering at Stanford University but while in school, he began to lose interest in the profession and developed a growing passion for film. Upon graduation, he worked a...

Rog you get a pass loved your work, because of you I'm a "Bruce Dern" fan. To me your the Greatist in history of film producing, directing and distributing. Your performance in "The Godfather Part II" wasa excellent even though you didnt really do or say anything in it.

3. John Carpenter

Writer | The Fog

John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky ...

John!.....John!! wake up and make "Prince of Darkness part II" and do you know about that prequel to "The Thing?" some clown made?

4. Eddie Romero

Director | Ganito kami noon... Paano kayo ngayon?

Eddie Romero, who initially used the screen name 'Enrique Moreno' early in his directing career, was born July 7 1924 in Dumaguete City. He is the son of Pilar Cinco, a school teacher, and José E. Romero, a former congressman, Secretary of Education, and Philippine Ambassador to London. He was ...

The Great Blood Island Movie Series. 1. Brides of Blood 2. Mad Doctor of Blood Island 3. Beast of the Dead/Beast of Blood. Eddie you ruled, but how did you ever hookup with John Ashley??? boy what a "Ham" he is in your movies looking sorta like Elvis.

5. Dario Argento

Writer | L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo

Dario Argento was born on September 7, 1940, in Rome, Italy, the first-born son of famed Italian producer Salvatore Argento and Brazilian fashion model Elda Luxardo. Argento recalls getting his ideas for filmmaking from his close-knit family from Italian folk tales told by his parents and other ...

love your daughter Asia Argento,........Uh do you know about that tattoo she has????????????????

6. Russ Meyer

Director | Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens

Russell Albion Meyer was born in San Leandro, California, to Lydia Lucinda (Hauck), a nurse, and William Arthur Meyer, a police officer, who divorced during his childhood. His parents were both of German descent. Meyer began winning prizes at 15 with his amateur films. He spent World War II in ...

read his biography, besides being a great director should have wrote a book titled "How to pick up Hot Chicks.

7. Ishirô Honda

Writer | Godzilla

Influential Japanese film director born May 7th, 1911, often credited as being the father of Godzilla. His name is a combination of "I" (or Ino), meaning "boar" and "shirô," meaning fourth boy in the family. Originally, the young Honda had aspirations of becoming an artist. However, as he moved ...

"Matango" Attack of the Mushroom People, this really is a good creepy movie, just wish he hadn't based it on Mushrooms???? he must have been eating some too, to get this idea.

8. Herschell Gordon Lewis

Producer | Monster a-Go Go

Only one film-maker can claim the title "Godfather of Gore." That peculiar but apt identification seems to be the exclusive property of Herschell Gordon Lewis. With an unusual background that included teaching English Literature to college students, producing and directing television commercials, ...

Geez people in the 1960's must have thought your movies were pretty sick and twisted. Thanks!

9. Luigi Cozzi

Director | Hercules

Luigi Cozzi was born on September 7, 1947 in Busto Arsizio, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for Hercules (1983), Starcrash (1978) and Contamination (1980).

Not only do those 1980's "Hercules" movies with Lou Ferrigno Bite, Blow and Reek!....I cant stop watching them when they appear on TV. the unbelieveability of how cheap they look and sound makes them great!

10. José Mojica Marins

Actor | Encarnação do Demônio

José Mojica Marins was born on March 13, 1936 in San Paulo, Brazil, to a family of simple means. José's love of movies began at an early age. He spent a great deal of his time with his family at the local movie house, which his father helped manage. By the time he was eighteen, he had completed ...

"Coffin Joe" enough said

11. Ray Dennis Steckler

Director | The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?

Ray Dennis Steckler was born on January 25, 1938 in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a director and producer, known for The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964). He was married to Katherine Louise Coon and Carolyn Brandt. He died on January 7, 2009...

12. Paul Morrissey

Director | Mixed Blood

Born in New York City in 1938, Paul Morrissey studied literature at Fordham University. In the early 1960s, following a stint in the Army and jobs in insurance and as a social worker, he began directing short independent films.

In 1965, he was introduced to Andy Warhol, who asked him to contribute ...

13. Mario Bava

Cinematographer | Reazione a catena

Italian director Mario Bava was born on July 31, 1914 in the coastal northern Italian town of San Remo. His father, Eugenio Bava (1886-1966), was a cinematographer in the early days of the Italian film industry. Bava was trained as a painter, and when he eventually followed his father into film ...

14. Jean Rollin

Director | La nuit des traquées

Jean Rollin was born on November 3, 1938 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France as Jean Michel Rollin Le Gentil. He was a director and writer, known for The Night of the Hunted (1980). He was married to Simone Rollin. He died on December 15, 2010 in Paris, France.

15. Joe D'Amato

Director | La morte ha sorriso all'assassino

Joe D'Amato was born Aristide Massaccesi on December 15, 1936, in Rome, Italy. At age 14 he began working for his father, a chief electrician and later the founder of the company A.C.M. By going to school in the daytime, Massaccesi worked afternoons part-time as a stagehand and stage cameraman ...