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Curtis Harrington (1926–2007)

Curtis Harrington was an excellent and shamefully underrated writer and director who specialized in marvelously offbeat and atmospheric low-budget independent horror pictures. Harrington was born on September 17, 1926, in Los Angeles and grew up in Beaumont, California. A hardcore film buff from a very young age, Harrington worked as a movie ... See full bio »

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Known For

Night Tide
Night Tide Director
(1961)
Games
Games Director
(1967)

Filmography

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 2000 Usher (Short)
 1987 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Time and Teresa Golowitz/Voices in the Earth (1987) ... (segment "Voices in the Earth")
 1985-1987 The Colbys (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- The Home Wrecker (1987)
- Deceptions (1986)
- Fallon's Choice (1986)
 1985 Mata Hari
 1983-1985 Dynasty (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Treasure (1985)
- The Ring (1984)
- The Proposal (1983)
 1984 Glitter (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Minor Miracle (1984)
 1983-1984 Hotel (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Encores (1984)
- Deceptions (1983)
 1981 Darkroom (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Make-Up (1981)
- A Quiet Funeral (1981)
 1979 Wonder Woman (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1978-1979 Charlie's Angels (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Angel in a Box (1979)
- Angel on My Mind (1978)
 1979 Vega$ (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Kill Dan Tanna! (1979)
 1978 Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (TV Movie)
 1978 Sword of Justice (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Destructors (1978)
 1978 Lucan (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Pariah (1978)
 1978 Logan's Run (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Stargate (1978)
 1977 Ruby
 1977 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
 1975-1976 Baretta (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Murder for Me (1976)
- Set-Up City (1975)
 1975 The Dead Don't Die (TV Movie)
 1974 Killer Bees (TV Movie)
 1973 The Cat Creature (TV Movie)
 1970 How Awful About Allan (TV Movie)
 1967 Games
 1966 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Lonely Place (1966)
 1966 The Four Elements (Documentary short)
 1965 Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (as John Sebastian)
 1961 Night Tide
 1956 The Wormwood Star (Short)
 1953 The Assignation (Short)
 1949 On the Edge (Short)
 1948 Picnic (Short)
 1946 Fragment of Seeking (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Short story: "The Call of the Sea" (filmed as Night Tide (1961)). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Interviews | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

G.C. Harrington | John Sebastian | Jonathan Sebastian
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Personal Quote:

[on his approach to directing horror films] When it comes to fear, I usually go by instinct. I know what will affect me, but I don't have a formula. I avoid the cheap effect--adding a loud noise to the soundtrack that startles the audience, for example. I still think the Val Lewton approach is the best one, and that is the power of suggestion. What you don't see is more unsettling than what you ... See more »

Trivia:

Made his first 8mm short movie at age fourteen. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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