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Here’s some (more) sad news that we missed earlier in the week: Rod Daniel, the director of Teen Wolf, has died, at the age of 73.
Daniel’s directorial career also covered films such as Like Father Like Son, K-9, Home Alone 4 and Beethoven’s 2nd. He notably was quite dismissive of his own work in a later interview he gave, telling reporter Christopher Borrelli that “I hold no illusions. I wouldn’t buy a ticket to any of my movies”.
“It's going to sound like a cop-out, but when I retired, I never once thought about it. Does that answer your question? I don't rank with the greats. I made these [expletive] movies because I could, and because they paid me a great deal of money. Which is not to say I »
Film-maker once told a journalist he had ‘no illusions’ about the quality of his work and wouldn’t buy a ticket to any of them
Rod Daniel, the Teen Wolf director best known for delivering mainstream Hollywood comedies in the 1980s and early 1990s, has died at the age of 73.
Daniel made his directing debut on the 1985 supernatural comedy, which starred Michael J Fox as a high school student who discovers a family tendency towards lycanthropy. The low-budget film, which cost just $1.2m to make, failed to repeat the enormous box office success of Fox’s other comedy of that year, Back to the Future. But it was nevertheless enormously profitable for studio Atlantic Releasing Corporation, pulling in worldwide receipts of $80m, and has retained something of a minor cult status ever since. A TV remake, also titled Teen Wolf, was recently renewed for a sixth season.
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Cherry Falls, starring the late Brittany Murphy, is getting the Blu-ray treatment courtesy of Scream Factory on March 29th! Also: a trailer for Darling, The Eyes of My Mother acquisition news, Nitehawk Cinema's programming schedule for March, Baskin release details, and Everlasting at the Nevermore Film Festival.
Cherry Falls: Press Release: "Lose your innocence…or lose your life. On March 29th, 2016, Scream Factory presents teen thriller Cherry Falls in its Blu-ray debut packed with new extras including audio commentary with Geoffrey Wright and interviews with writer/co-executive producer Ken Selden and producer Marshall Persinger.
A serial killer is stalking the peaceful town of Cherry Falls. At first, it seems that he is just targeting teenagers, but after the third killing, it becomes clear that all the victims have been virgins. When the town's students hear about this, they realize that there is only one way to protect themselves and »
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