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James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri in a large Irish Catholic family. His father and his uncles were all lawyers. He has been writing and performing as long as he can remember. He began making 8mm films at the age of 12. Many of these were comedic splatter films featuring his brothers being disemboweled by zombies. Gunn dropped ... See full bio »

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 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy (written by)
 2013 Movie 43 (written by - segment "Beezel")
 2012 Lollipop Chainsaw (Video Game) (writer)
 2010/I Super (written by)
 2010 Du hard ou du cochon! (TV Series) (idea)
  PG Porn (TV Series short) (created by - 8 episodes, 2008 - 2009) (written by - 5 episodes, 2008 - 2009) (script - 1 episode, 2009)
- Genital Hospital (2009) ... (creator) / (written by)
- High Poon (2009) ... (creator)
- Helpful Bus (2009) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Squeal Happy Whores (2009) ... (creator) / (script)
- Roadside Ass-istance (2009) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2008 Humanzee! (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2008) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2008 Sparky & Mikaela (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2008) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2006 Slither (written by)
 2004 LolliLove (screenplay - uncredited)
 2004 The Swidge (Short)
 2004 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (written by)
 2004 Dawn of the Dead (screenplay)
 2004 Tube (Short) (written by)
 2002 Scooby-Doo (screenplay) / (story)
 2000 The Specials
 2000 Troma's Edge TV (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Debut Episode (2000) ... (writer)
 1999 Terror Firmer (book "All I Need to Know About Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger" - inspiration)
 1997 Hamster PSA (Short)
 1997 The Tromaville Café (TV Series) (creator)
 1997 Sgt. Kabukiman Public Service Announcement (TV Short) (written by)
 1996 Tromeo and Juliet (screenplay)
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"Everything I Know about Filmmaking I Learned from The Toxic Avenger" -- Book, Putnam/Penguin, 1998 See more »

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I saw Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) in a theater when it first came out, and it was so gritty and dark I felt sick to my stomach for a couple of days afterwards - like the evil of it stuck to my soul. Part of what was so frightening was Rooker, Michael's incredible performance. We normally distance ourselves from villains, but I almost felt for him as Henry. The last thing you want to... See more »


Told NYTimes in August 2011 that the horror film with the most profound impact on him when he was young was Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), because the most frightening aspect of all was that it moved him to relate to, or empathize, with the killer. See more »


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