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1.
Quentin Tarantino
Writer, Pulp Fiction
Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old. In January of 1992...
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1992 - Reservoir Dogs - 8.5
1994 - Pulp Fiction - 9.5
1995 - Four Rooms - 7
1998 - Jackie Brown - 8
2003 - Kill Bill Vol. 1 - 8.5
2004 - Kill Bill Vol. 2 - 8.5
2005 - C.S.I. Grave Danger - 7
2007 - Grindhouse: Death Proof - 7
2009 - Inglorious Basterds - 8.5
2012 - Django Unchained ” - badtasteale
 
2.
John Waters
Actor, Hairspray
Growing up in Baltimore in the 1950s, John Waters was not like other children; he was obsessed by violence and gore, both real and on the screen. With his weird counter-culture friends as his cast, he began making silent 8mm and 16mm films in the mid-'60s; he screened these in rented Baltimore church halls to underground audiences drawn by word of mouth and street leafleting campaigns...
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1969 - Mondo Trasho - 6
1970 - Multiple Maniacs
1972 - Pink Flamingos - 8
1974 - Female Trouble - 7
1977 - Desperate Living - 7.5
1981 - Polyester - 7
1988 - Hairspray - 7
1990 - Cry Baby - 7
1994 - Serial Mom - 7.5
1998 - Pecker - 7
2000 - Cecil B. Demented - 7
2004 - A Dirty Shame - 8 ” - badtasteale
 
3.
Takashi Miike
Takashi Miike was born in the small town of Yao on the outskirts of Osaka, Japan. His main interest growing up was motorbikes, and for a while he harbored ambitions to race professionally. At the age of 18 he went to study at the film school in Yokohama founded by renowned director Shôhei Imamura, primarily because there were no entrance exams...
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1993 - Bodyguard Chiba
1995 - Osaka Tough Guys
1995 - Shinjuku Triad Society - 6.5
1996 - Fudoh: The New Generation - 7.5
1997 - Young Tugs: Innocent Blood
1997 - Full Metal Yakuza - 6.5
1997 - Rainy Dog - 7
1998 - Young Thugs: Nostalgia
1998 - The Bird People in China
1998 - Blues Harp
1999 - Dead or Alive - 7
1999 - Ley Lines
1999 - Silver
2000 - Audition - 7.5
2000 - Three Extremes: Box - 6
2000 - The Guys From Paradise
2000 - Dead or Alive 2 - 7
2001 - Happines of the Katakuris - 8
2001 - Ichi the Killer - 8
2001 - Visitor Q - 8
2001 - Agitator
2002 - Graveyard of Honor - 6.5
2002 - Dead or Alive 3 - 5.5
2002 - Shangri-la
2002 - The Negotiator
2002 - The City of Lost Souls - 6
2002 - Deadly Outlaw Rekka - 7
2003 - Gozu - 7
2003 - Yakuza Demon
2003 - The Call
2004 - Izo - 7
2004 - Zebraman
2005 - The Great Yokai War
2006 - Masters of Horror: Imprint - 7
2006 - Big Bang Love, Juvenile A - 7
2006 - Scars of the Sun - 7
2007 - Crows Zero - 7
2007 - Sukiyaki Western Django - 6.5
2007 - Like a Dragon
2008 - God's Puzzle
2008 - Detective Story - 6.5
2009 - Yattaman - 5.5
2009 - Crows Zero II
2010 - 13 Assassins - 7
2010 - Zebraman 2 - 6
2011 - Ninja Kids - 6
2011 - Ichimei
2012 - Ace Attorney - 6
2012 - Ai to Makoto - 6.5
2012 - Lessons of the Evil ” - badtasteale
 
4.
Russ Meyer
Director, Up!
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 Europe as a combat cameraman...
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1959 - The Immoral Mr Teas - 4.5
1961 - Eve and the Handyman - 4.5
1962 - Wild Gals of the Naked West - 6
1964 - Lorna - 7
1964 - Mudhoney
1965 - Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill! - 8.5
1965 - Motorpsycho - 7
1966 - Mondo Topless - 6.5
1967 - Common Low Cabin
1967 - Good Morning... and Goodbye! - 6
1968 - Finder Keepers, Lover Weepers!
1968 - Vixen! - 7
1970 - Cherry, Harry & Raquel - 6
1970 - Beyond the Valley of the Dolls - 7.5
1973 - Blacksnake
1975 - Supervixens - 7.5
1979 - Beyond the Valley of the Ultra Vixens- 7
2001 - Pandora Peaks - 3 ” - badtasteale
 
5.
George A. Romero
George A. Romero never set out to become a Hollywood figure; however, by all indications, he was very successful. The helmer of the groundbreaking "Living Dead" films was born February 4, 1940 in New York City, New York, to a Cuban father and a Lithuanian-American mother. He grew up in NY, until attending the renowned Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...
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1968 - Night of the Living Dead - 8
1973 - The Crazies - 6.5
1978 - Dawn of the Dead - 9.5
1978 - Martin - 6
1982 - Creepshow - 6.5
1986 - Day of the Dead - 8
1988 - Monkey Shines
1990 - Due Occhi Diabolici - 6
2005 - Land of the Dead - 7.5
2007 - Diary of the Dead - 7
2009 - Survival of the Dead - 6.5 ” - badtasteale
 
6.
Lloyd Kaufman
Actor, Rocky
Stanley Lloyd Kaufman never really wanted to make movies, but wanted to work in Broadway musicals. During his years in Yale, though, he got introduced to "B" pictures and the works of Roger Corman. Lloyd later got the opportunity to executive-produce a short movie made by a fellow student. The film...
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1984 - The Toxic Avenger - 7
1986 - Class of Nuke'em High - 6.5
1988 - Troma's War
1989 - The Toxic Avenger II - 5
1989 - The Toxic Avneger III - 4.5
1990 - Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.
1996 - Tromeo & Juliet - 7.5
1999 - Terror Firmer - 7
2000 - The Toxic Avenger IV: Citizen Toxie - 7.5
2006 - Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead - 7.5 ” - badtasteale
 
7.
John Carpenter
Writer, Halloween
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 University and then USC film school in Los Angeles...
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1976 - Assault on Precinct 13 - 7.5
1978 - Halloween - 8
1980 - Fog - 7
1981 - Escape From New York - 8
1982 - The Thing - 9
1986 - Big Trouble in Little China - 8
1987 - Prince of Darkness - 7.5
1988 - They Live - 7
1993 - Body Bags - 6.5
1995 - In the Mouth of Madness - 7.5
1996 - Escape from L.A. - 6.5
1998 - Vampires - 7
2001 - Ghosts of Mars - 5.5
2005 - Masters of Horror: Cigarette Burns - 7.5
2006 - Masters of Horror: Pro-Life - 6
2010 - The Ward - 5 ” - badtasteale
 
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Sion Sono
Director, Ai no mukidashi
Shion Sono is a Japanese director, writer and poet. Born in Aichi Perfecture in 1961 he started his career working as a poet before taking his first steps in film directing. As a student he shot a series of short films in Super 8 and managed to make his first feature films in the late 80s and early 90s...
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2001 - Suicide Circle - 6.5
2005 - Strange Circus
2005 - Noriko Diner's Table
2005 - Hazard
2007 - Exte: Hair Extension - 6
2008 - Love Exposure - 8
2009 - Be Shure to Share
2010 - Cold Fish - 7.5
2010 - Guilty of Romance - 7
2011 - Himizu
2012 - The Land of Hope ” - badtasteale
 
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1991 - Carne
1998 - Sodomites - 5
1998 - Seul Contre Tous - 7.5
2002 - Irréversible - 7
2006 - SIDA (short)
2009 - Enter the Void - 7.5 ” - badtasteale
 
10.
Kevin Smith
Kevin Patrick Smith was born in Red Bank, New Jersey, to Grace (Schultz) and Donald E. Smith, a postal worker. He is very proud of his native state; this fact can be seen in all of his movies. Kevin is of mostly German, with some Irish and English, ancestry. His first movie, Clerks, was filmed in the convenience store in which Smith worked...
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1994 - Clerks - 8
1995 - Mallrats - 6.5
1997 - Chasing Amy - 7
1999 - Dogma - 7
2001 - Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back! - 6
2004 - Jersey Girl - 6
2006 - Clerks II - 7.5
2008 - Zack & Miri Make a Porno - 7
2010 - Cop Out - 6
2011 - Red State - 7 ” - badtasteale
 
11.
Sergio Leone
Sergio Leone was an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter, credited as the inventor of "Spaghetti Western" genre. Leone's film-making style includes juxtaposing extreme close-up shots with lengthy long shots. His movies include the sword and sandal action films The Last Days of Pompeii and The Colossus of Rhodes...
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1964 - Per un pugno di dollari - 8
1965 - Per qualche dollaro in più - 8.5
1966 - Il Buono, il Brutto, il Cattivo - 9.5
1968 - C'era una volta il West - 8.5
1971 - Giù la testa
1984 - C'era una volta in America - 8.5 ” - badtasteale
 
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1999 - Spaced (TV series) - 8
2004 - Shaun of the Dead - 9
2007 - Hot Fuzz - 8
2010 - Scott Pilgrim VS the World - 7.5
2013 - The World's End ” - badtasteale
 
13.
Lucio Fulci
Lucio Fulci, born in Rome in 1927, remains as controversial in death as he was in life. A gifted craftsman with a sharp tongue and a wicked sense of dark humor, Fulci achieved some measure of notoriety for his gore epics of the late 1970s and early 1980s, but respect was long in coming. Abandoning his early career as a med student...
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1966 - Le colt cantarono la morte e fu tempo di massacro
1969 - Una sull'altra
1969 - Beatrice Cenci
1971 - Una lucertola con la pelle di donna - 7
1972 - Non si sevizia un paperino - 7
1975 - I quattro dell'Apocalisse - 6.5
1976 - La pretora - 5.5
1977 - Sette note in nero - 7
1979 - Zombi 2 - 7.5
1980 - Luca il contrabbandiere - 6.5
1980 - Paura nella città dei morti viventi - 6.5
1981 - Black cat - 5
1981 - ...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà - 7
1981 - Quella villa accanto al cimitero - 6.5
1982 - Lo squartatore di New York - 7
1983 - Conquest
1984 - I guerrieri dell'anno 2072
1987 - Aenigma
1988 - Quando Alice ruppe lo specchio - 6
1988 - Zombi 3 - 3
1989 - La casa nel tempo
1990 - Un gatto nel cervello - 5.5
1990 - Demonia - 3
1991 - Voci dal profondo - 6
1991 - Le porte del silenzio - 4.5 ” - badtasteale
 
14.
Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies, which he made with his friends...
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1987 - Bad Taste - 7
1989 - Meet the Feebles - 7
1992 - Braindead - 8
1994 - Heavenly Creatures - 7
1995 - Forgotten Silver - 8
1996 - The Frighteners - 7
2001 - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - 7.5
2002 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - 7.5
2003 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - 7.5
2005 - King Kong - 7
2009 - The Lovely Bones - 6.5 ” - badtasteale
 
15.
Rob Zombie
Soundtrack, The Matrix
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 loved horror movies...
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2003 - House of 1000 Corpses - 7.5
2005 - The Devil's Reject - 8
2007 - Halloween: The Beginning - 6.5
2009 - Halloween II - 5
2009 - The Hauinted World of El Superbeasto - 7
2012 - The Lords of Salem ” - badtasteale