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Richard Stanley is the award-winning South African-born filmmaker, who made a name of himself with his first feature film, the sci-fi movie Hardware (1990). A low budget movie about a mad-dog android loose in an apartment was released in 1990. Critics slammed it as a Terminator rip-off, yet the film became a financial success. The 1.5 million ... See full bio »
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  I Am Legion (screenplay) (announced)
 2013 The Otherworld (Documentary) (writer)
 2011 The Theatre Bizarre (screenplay - segment "The Mother Of Toads")
 2009 Imago mortis (screenplay collaboration)
 2006 The Sea of Perdition (Short)
 2006 The Abandoned (screenplay)
 2006 The Sun's Gone Dim (Video short)
 2005 How to Make a Freak (Video documentary short) (interview questions)
 2003 Europe - 99euro-films 2 (segment "Children of the Kingdom")
 2001 The Secret Glory (Documentary)
 1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau (screenplay)
 1994 Brave
 1992 Dust Devil (written by)
 1990 Hardware (written by)
 1983 Rites of Passage (Short) (written by)
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Directed the music video "American TV" for the band Terror Vision. See more »

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5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

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I've always had the desire to show people things they have never seen before, which is difficult, because Hollywood prefers things which are like something else. I want to find something that people have never seen before and put it on screen. The desire to bring people back something they don't know about or haven't seen is pretty strong. See more »


Wrote a script called "Nemesis" (inspired by the H.P. Lovecraft poem with the same title) about a group of robbers who break into the vault of a very old Dutch bank to get some diamonds, but end up trapped inside the building fighting a demon who possessed one of them. The project was planned as a starring vehicle for Jean-Claude Van Damme and Sam Raimi was looking to direct it in the 90s, but ... See more »


Typical elements of his movies are extreme violence, occultism, oneiricism and visionariness. See more »

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