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Joe Dante is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art. After a stint as a film reviewer, he began his filmmaking apprenticeship in 1974 as trailer editor for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He made his directorial debut in 1976 with Hollywood Boulevard (co-directed with Allan Arkush), a thinly disguised spoof of New World exploitation ... See full bio »

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 2016 Polybius (rumored) (pre-production)
 2011-2015 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Nanahu (2015)
- Ho'oma'ike (2014)
- Kanalu Hope Loa (2014)
- Ua Nalohia (2013)
 2015 Salem (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2014 Witches of East End (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Poe Way Out (2014)
 2009 The Hole
 2007 The Greatest Show Ever (TV Movie)
 2007 CSI: NY (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Boo (2007)
 2005-2006 Masters of Horror (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Homecoming (2005)
 2006 Trapped Ashes (story segments "Wraparound")
 2003 Haunted Lighthouse (Short)
 2001 Night Visions (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Occupant (2001)
- A View Through the Window/Quiet Please (2001) ... (segment "Quiet Please")
 1997 The Second Civil War (TV Movie)
 1995 Picture Windows (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Lightning (1995)
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1993 Matinee
 1991-1992 Eerie, Indiana (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Heart on a Chain (1991)
- The Losers (1991)
- The Retainer (1991)
- Foreverware (1991)
 1989 The 'Burbs
 1987 Amazon Women on the Moon (segments "The French Ventiloquist's Dummy" [TV cut & DVD only], "Hairlooming", "Bullshit or Not", "Critic's Corner", "Roast Your Loved One", "Reckless Youth")
 1987 Innerspace
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Greibble (1986)
- Boo! (1986)
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Shadow Man/The Uncle Devil Show/Opening Day (1985) ... (segment "Shadow Man, The")
 1985 Explorers
 1984 Gremlins
 1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie (segment "3")
 1981 The Howling
 1979 Rock 'n' Roll High School (uncredited)
 1978 Piranha
 1968 The Movie Orgy (Documentary)
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Wrote the foreword for "The Christopher Lee Filmography: All Theatrical Releases, 1948-2003" by Tom Johnson and Mark A. Miller (McFarland) See more »

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1 Print Biography | 30 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dante | Giuseppe Dantini

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[on Elisabeth Brooks] The Howling (1981) was her first major hit movie. Elisabeth brought to the role Marsha Quist exactly what was needed. She was a beautiful and exotic woman and we will miss her. See more »


Former Roger Corman protégé. Also helped by Steven Spielberg. See more »


Frequently has films/television series with themes similar to the movie in various scenes. See more »

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Out of his league soquel_josh
Joe Dante is wonderful. DavidSim240183
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Must make something new soon... greghaus
Dante + Music roger-borjesson
Dear Mr. Dante, please make another feature film. atrac
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