Worst Horror Movie Directors

by emertens | created - 13 Feb 2012 | updated - 09 Oct 2012 | Public

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1. Ulli Lommel

Actor | Factory Cowboys: Working with Warhol

Widely known for his frequent collaborations with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a creative partnership which lasted 10 years and produced over 20 films, Ulli Lommel is one of the most consistently creative filmmakers to come from the New German Cinema movement.

The son of German comic performer Ludwig ...

To me an unknown name. (And who can forget a name like this). What I mean is that I've never seen a movie of his. He reached the imdb bottom list several times... He even got a rating of 1.3 for one of his TV films... According to the imdb ratings he might be      THE worst director of horror movies

Directed 53 movies...

• 1.5 - Daniel - Der Zauberer (Bottom 100: #3) • 1.6 - Zombie Nation (Bottom 100: #12) • 1.6 - Diary of a Cannibal • 1.8 - Zodiac Killer (Bottom 100: #35) • 1.8 - Boogeyman II • 1.3 - Curse of the Zodiac • 1.4 - Black Dahlia • 1.5 - B.T.K. Killer • 1.5 - Dungeon Girl

2. Todd Sheets

Writer | Dreaming Purple Neon

Todd Sheets is a writer and director, known for Dreaming Purple Neon (2016), Bonehill Road (2017) and Grindsploitation (2016).

Directed 34 movies so far... Just one of them got an imdb rating above 3!!!

When I checked today (9-5-2012) 15 of his movies had an average imdb rating of 1.0.... Wow!!! Usually based on just a few dozen votes. This actually means the poor fellow doesn't even have any friends, family, acquaintances (or cast and crew members from his films), who are willing to give his films a favorable vote... Only a few would already make a big difference.

• 1.0 - Whispers in the Gloom • 1.0 - Chainsaw Tales • 1.0 - Bimbos in Time • 1.0 - Battle of Mashed Potato Mountain (short) • 1.0 - Brothers From Hell • 1.0 - Sanguinary Desires • 1.0 - Blood of the Undead: The Final Splatter (short) • 1.0 - Kansas City Blender Massacre (short) • 1.0 - Blood of the Undead: The Unwanted (short) • 1.0 - Thirteen Floors • 1.0 - Land of Shadows • 1.0 - Misty Darkness • 1.0 - Shadows • 1.0 - Blood of the Undead (short) • 1.0 - Blood of the Undead II (short)

Truly amazing.

• 2.4 - Catacombs • 2.6 - Zombie Bloodbath 3: Zombie Armageddon • 2.1 - Biker Babes from Beyond the Grave • 2.1 - The Shivers • 2.7 - Violent New Breed • 2.6 - Zombie Bloodbath 2: Rage of the Undead • 1.9 - Moon Child • 2.9 - Bloodthirsty Cannibal Demons • 3.0 - Goblin • 2.8 - Zombie Bloodbath • 1.5 - Dominion • 1.7 - Nightmare Asylum • 2.6 - Zombie Rampage 2 • 1.3 - Madhouse • 1.2 - Prehistoric Bimbos in Armageddon City • 2.6 - Sorority Babes in the Dance-A-Thon of Death • 1.9 - Bimbos B. C. • 1.8 - Zombie Rampage • 4.0 - Dead Things

3. Uwe Boll

Producer | Postal

As a child, he produced a number of short films on Super 8 and video before beginning his studies as a film director in Munich and Vienna. He also studied literature and economics in Cologne and Siegen. Uwe graduated from university in 1995 with a doctorate in literature. From 1995-2000, he was a ...

Director of 26 movies.

• 2.0 - Amoklauf (1994)tt0317676[/link] (Bottom 100: #53) • 2.3 - Alone in the Dark (Bottom 100: #74) • 2.3 - Amoklauf • 2.8 - BloodRayne • 2.8 - Seed • 2.8 - Sanctimony • 3.0 - BloodRayne: The Third Reich

4. Fred Olen Ray

Director | Hatfields and McCoys: Bad Blood

Fred Olen Ray spent most of his childhood in Florida, where he was always a fan of horror movies on TV. He collected autographs of many of the actors in those films where he met Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. His early career was filled with low-budget horror and science-fiction films, but the ...

Director of 120 movies.... And not one of them even reached a 5

• 1.9 - Wizard of the Demon Sword • 2.1 - Honey Britches • 2.2 - Alien Dead • 2.2 - Super Ninja Bikini Babes • 2.3 - Alienator • 2.3 - Inferno • 2.4 - Inner Sanctum • 2.4 - Super Shark • 2.5 - Glass Trap • 2.5 - Submerged • 2.5 - Stranded • 2.5 - Droid Gunner • 2.6 - Biohazard • 2.7 - The Phantom Empire • 2.7 - Dinosaur Island

One can only wonder how it's possible that guys like this, can go on and on FOREVER, only to create one stinker after the other... Imagine, he's even worse then David DeCoteau!!!

5. Jesús Franco

Writer | Der Teufel kam aus Akasava

He was only six years old when he started composing music under the protection of his brother Enrique. After the Spanish Civil War he was able to continue his studies at the Real Conservatorio de Madrid, where he finished piano and harmony. Being a Bachelor of Law and an easy-read novel writer (...

Directed 192 films...

According to his filmorate page (which for some reason doesn't count all his pictures) only one got a rating above the 6. A movie called Miss Muerte - aka: The Diabolical Dr. Z. I've added it to my watchlist. I don't believe it before I've seen it...

Some of the worst (I used the English titles, if available):

• 2.0 - Grave of the Living Dead • 2.1 - Killer Barbys vs. Dracula (... how's THAT for a title?!) • 2.3 - The Treasure of the Living Dead • 2.5 - The Castle of Fu Manchu • 2.7 - The Cannibals • 2.5 - Lust For Frankenstein • 2.7 - Tender Flesh • 2.8 - Killer Barbys • 2.8 - La chica de las bragas transparentes

6. Paul Wynne

Editor | Tail Sting

Paul Wynne is an editor and producer, known for Tail Sting (2001), Destination Vegas (1995) and Barrio Wars (2002).

Directed 12 movies. None of them reached an imdb rating of 5 or higher.

• 2.0 Tail Sting • 2.1 Alien 51 • 2.4 El Chupacabra • 2.9 Barrio Wars • 3.0 Destination Vegas • 3.0 Makin' Baby • 3.4 Vatos

7. David DeCoteau

Director | Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge

A dual citizen of Canada and the USA, David DeCoteau has worked professionally in the movie business since he was 18 years old. He got his start through a generous offer from movie legend Roger Corman, who hired him in 1980 as a production assistant at New World Pictures. In 1986, DeCoteau directed ...

Director of 91 movies... (!) And still going strong :-( Please, have mercy, enough is enough!!

• 3.3 - The Pit and the Pendulum • 2.1 - Alien Precense • 3.7 - The Brotherhood VI: Initiation • 2.4 - The Brotherhood V: Alumni • 2.1 - The Invisible Chronicles • 3.1 - House of Usher • 2.9 - The Raven • 2.5 - Grizzly Rage • 2.6 - Beastly Boyz • 4.6 - Frankenstein & the Werewolf Reborn! • 2.6 - Witches of the Caribbean • 3.8 - Killer Bash • 2.7 - The Brotherhood IV: The Complex • 2.8 - The Sisterhood

And so on, and so on...

8. Jim Wynorski

Director | The Lost Empire

A 25-year veteran in the Hollywood exploitation field, writer/producer/director Jim Wynorski is responsible for over 150 varied motion pictures in a myriad of genres. Leaving behind a successful commercial business in New York, Wynorski relocated to California in 1980 and soon found himself on the ...

Directed 90 movies & one is in post production None of them made it to an imdb rating of 6 or above. The highest is Chopping Mall with a 5.2

• 1.3 Lost in the Woods (a "family movie") • 2.2 Ghoulies IV • 2.5 Raptor • 2.6 The Thing Below • 2.7 Dinosaur Island (together with F. O. Ray) • 2.9 The Curse of Komodo • 2.6 Fire From Below • 3.0 Komodo vs. Cobra • 3.1 Vampirella • 3.1 Bone Eater • 3.3 Dinocroc vs. SuperGator

9. James Nguyen

Writer | Birdemic: Shock and Terror

Director James Nguyen is the founder of Moviehead.com, an online movie theater. In 2001, he produced and directed Julie and Jack - a romantic thriller about love and spirituality. In 2004, he completed a second film: Replica - a romantic thriller. Recently, James completed directing Birdemic - ...

The only film he is known for (but that's enough) is his: Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010). At this moment it has an imdb-rating of 2.0 based on 2181 votes. Because of this, it's placed #49 on the imdb bottom list. I think Birdemic is one of those rare films, where the sequel is better than the original. When I'm talking about the sequel I mean the one Nguyen is filming at the moment: Birdemic II: The Resurrection 3D. We can be quite sure it will be better - can't we - because it's almost impossible that it will any worse....

10. Edward D. Wood Jr.

Writer | Plan 9 from Outer Space

Hacks are nothing new in Hollywood. Since the beginning of the film industry at the turn of the 20th century, thousands of untalented people have come to Los Angeles from all over America and abroad to try to make it big (as writers, producers, directors, actors, talent agents, singers, composers, ...

To me Ed Wood is still THE king of bad movie making. And then I mean in technical sense. No other director has made so much goofs and mistakes continuously. But the most famous of his films are thoroughly enjoyable...

Directed 18 movies. Notable are:

• 3.7 - Plan 9 From Outer space • 3.1 - Night of the Ghouls • 3.7 - Bride of the Monster • 3.0 - Jail Bait • 3.8 - Glen or Glenda

(The numbers refer to the imdb ratings - at the moment I added the titles to my list.)

11. Coleman Francis

Actor | Night Train to Mundo Fine

Coleman Francis was born on January 24, 1919 in Oklahoma, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Night Train to Mundo Fine (1966), The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961) and The Skydivers (1963). He was married to Barbara Francis. He died on January 15, 1973 in Hollywood, California, USA.

Just 3. Thank god for that. (Although I think The Beast of Yucca Flats is incredibly funny)

• 1.7 - The Beast of Yucca Flats • 1.6 - The Skydivers • 1.5 - Night Train to Mundo Fine Flats -aka- Red Zone Cuba

They're all - very prominently - in the imdb bottom list.

12. Bert I. Gordon

Director | Empire of the Ants

Bert I. Gordon, affectionately nicknamed "Mr. B.I.G." by Forrest J. Ackerman, produced, directed, and wrote more than twenty-five Sci/Fi and Horror features, such as The Magic Sword (1962), The Amazing Colossal Man (1957), Village of the Giants (1965), The Cyclops (1957), in addition to comedies ...

Directed 22 movies...

• 3.4 - Empire of the Ants • 3.8 - Food of the Gods • 3.1 - Village of the Giants • 3.5 - Tormented • 3.6 - Earth vs, the Spiders • 2.8 - War of the Colossal Beast • 4.1 - Attack of the Puppet People • 4.0 - The Amazing Colossal Man • 4.3 - The Cyclops • 3.2 - The Beginning of the End • 1.8 - King Dinosaur

13. Herschell Gordon Lewis

Director | This Stuff'll Kill Ya!

Only one film-maker can claim the title "Godfather of Gore." That peculiar but apt identification seems to be the exclusive property of Herschell Gordon Lewis. With an unusual background that included teaching English Literature to college students, producing and directing television commercials, ...

I'm a bit sorry I have to add H. G. Lewis. This director is more or less the inventor of the gore / splatter horror film. And mostly because of that, some of his movies can be considered as "historical" significant. It might be possible Lewis was aware of the badness of his pictures and liked it. A bit like Troma pictures, or the John Waters movies. In technical sense his movies aren't always that bad. But none of them - 38 titles - got a rating above 6.

His worst - and that's a pretty bad one - is: Monster a-Go Go. (But Bill Rebane helped!) At the moment I'm typing this, it has a user rating of 1.5. And it is on the 6th place of the imdb bottom list

14. Phillip J. Roth

Writer | A.P.E.X.

Expressing an interest in cinema from and early age the young Philip J. Roth articulated upon seeing his first film that he wanted to "...tell pictures with light..." and he later achieved his dream. His first movie was the made-for-television (yet overlooked) classic Bad Trip (1988) which led to ...

Directed 19 movies (usually in the action/sci-fi genre) . None of them reached an imdb rating of 5 or higher

• 2.2 Darkdrive • 2.4 Hyper Sonic • 2.6 Deep Shock • 3.0 Falcon Down • 3.0 Prototype

15. Larry Buchanan

Director | A Bullet for Pretty Boy

Self-described schlockmeister Larry Buchanan was born Marcus Larry Seale, Jr. on January 31, 1923. Orphaned at an early age, he was sent to a Baptist orphanage. After graduating from high school in Dallas, the 18-year-old turned down a scholarship to study the ministry at Baylor University to ...

Directed 29 movies...

• 2.3 - The Loch Ness Monster • 2.6 - In the Year 2889 • 2.4 - Curse of the Swamp Creature • 2.9 - Zontar: The Thing From Venus • 2.0 - The Eye Creatures • 2.9 - It's Alive! • 2.6 - Creature of Destruction • 2.8 - Mars Needs Women

16. Jerry Warren

Director | The Wild World of Batwoman

With all due respect to the man himself, it is hard to think of any horror filmmaker who made movies that were as cheap or as ridiculed as Jerry Warren's. Whether making shoestring quickies like The Incredible Petrified World (1959) or Teenage Zombies (1959), or mangling Mexican imports, Warren ...

Directed 11 movies...

• 1.8 - Frankenstein Island • 1.8 - The Wild World of Batwoman • 2.1 - Creature of the Walking Dead • 1.4 - Attack of the Mayan Mummy • 2.1 - Face of the Screaming Werewolf • 2.6 - Teenage Zombies • 3.1 - The Incredible Petrified World

17. Bill Rebane

Producer | Twister's Revenge!

Bill Rebane was born on February 8, 1937 in Riga, Latvia. He is a producer and director, known for Twister's Revenge! (1988), The Capture of Bigfoot (1979) and The Alpha Incident (1978).

Directed 11 movies.

• 2.8 The Giant Spider Invasion • 1.5 Monster a-Go-Go (with HG Lewis) • 2.2 The Capture of Big Foot • 3.4 The Alpha Incident • 2.6 The Demons of Ludlow

18. David L. Hewitt

Special_effects | Willow

David L. Hewitt was born on December 18, 1939 in San Francisco, California, USA as David Lee Hewitt. He is known for his work on Willow (1988), The Quiet American (2002) and The Wizard of Mars (1965).

  • 2.3 - The Lucifer Complex • 2.9 - The Mighty Gorga • 2.1 - Dr. Terror's Gallery of Horrors • 3.3 - The Wizard of Mars

19. Griff Furst

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Griff Furst was born on September 17, 1981 in Van Nuys, California, USA as Griffith Ethan Feuerstein. He is an actor and producer, known for The Magnificent Seven (2016), Banshee (2013) and I Love You Phillip Morris (2009). He has been married to Angela Meredith Furst since July 3, 2011.

An actor who decided he could direct movies too...

The director of several horror movies:

• 3.8 Wolvesbayne • 2.7 100 Million BC • 3.2 I Am Omega • 3.3 30 Days to Die • 4.6 Maskerade • 3.8 Wolvesbayne • 3.5 Lake Placid 3 • 4.0 Swamp Shark • ?.? Arachnoquake (in post-production)

20. Al Adamson

Director | Blood of Ghastly Horror

Although it's very unlikely that his admittedly cheap-'n'-cheesy films will ever be acknowledged as true works of cinematic art, director/producer/screenwriter Al Adamson did nonetheless make a slew of entertainingly trashy low-budget exploitation features for the drive-in market throughout the ...

Directed 30 movies. According to his imdb filmrate page none of them have passed...

• 1.8 - Doctor Dracula • 2.0 - Blood of Ghastly Horror • 2.2 - Horror of the Blood Monsters • 2.2 - Death Dimenson • 2.3 - Brain of Blood -aka- The Oozing Skull • 2.6 - Blood of Dracula's Castle • 2.6 - Psycho a Go-Go • 2.9 - Dracula vs. Frankenstein

21. Rick Sloane

Director | Hobgoblins

Cinematic jack-of-all-trades Rick Sloane will never win any special awards for his admittedly cheap'n'cheesy low-budget independent movies, but he nonetheless deserves some respect for weathering the storm of lots of harsh critical notices and cranking out a sizable number of films throughout the ...

Directed 15 movies - so far... (Pretends he does it on purpose....)

• 1.8 Hobgoblins • 2.2 Blood Theatre • 2.8 The Visitants • 3.1 Mind, Body & Soul • 2.3 Hobgoblins 2

22. Don Dohler

Producer | Alien Factor 2: The Alien Rampage

Don Dohler was born on January 27, 1946 in Baltimore, Maryland. Dohler became interested in fantastic films at a very young age (Dohler was a longtime reader of the popular horror magazine "Famous Monsters of Filmland"). He began making 8mm shorts at age 12. Dohler also published a "Mad" magazine ...

Directed 7 movies.

• 4.0 - The Alien Factor • 3.7 - Fiend • 2.8 - Night Beast • 2.9 - The Galaxy Invader • 4.9 - Blood Massacre • 3.5 - Alien Factor 2: The Alien Rampage • 4.4 - Dead Hunt

23. Paul Ziller

Director | Jingle Around the Clock

Paul Ziller is a director and writer, known for Jingle Around the Clock (2018), Ruby Herring Mysteries: Silent Witness (2019) and Ungodly Acts (2015).

Maybe not THE worst. But he created a lot of garbage. Only one of his 35 movies got an imdb rating above 6.

• 3.3 - Iron Invader • 3.6 - Snakehead Terror • 3.6 - Moving Target • 3.7 - Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon • 3.7 - Ba'al • 3.8 - Swarmed • 3.9 - Polar Storm

24. Ray Kellogg

Visual_effects | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

During World War II Kellogg was a cameraman in the US Army, and one of his assignments was to cover the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials. Much of the footage familiar from documentaries of those trials was shot by him.

  • 3.0 - The Giant Gila Monster • 3.4 - The Killer Shrews

25. Phil Tucker

Production_manager | King Kong

In an interview with Harry Medved and Michael Medved for the book "The Golden Turkey Awards," Tucker stated that he had also directed a film titled "Space Jockey". An article in the August 5, 1953 issue of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ("Cast Hard at Work on Fairbanks' First Movie") reported on ...

Directed 9 movies. None of them have good ratings. Only two horror films:

• 2.8 - Robot Monster • 2.7 - The Cape Canaveral Monsters

26. William Girdler

Director | The Manitou

Born October 22, 1947 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, William Brent Girdler launched his filmmaking career with the 1972 release of Asylum of Satan. He made a total of nine films in six years and provided the music for the Pat Patterson quickie Dr. Gore. Girdler died in a helicopter accident in the ...

Directed 9 movies

Honestly?.. They don't deserve these high ratings.

• 4.7 - The Manitou • 4.7 - Grizzly • 5.1 - Day of the Animals. • 4.0 - Project: Kill • 5.6 - Abby • 3.0 - Asylum of Satan • 4.2 - Three on a Meathook

27. Tibor Takács

Director | Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Tibor Takács was born on September 11, 1954 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a director and writer, known for Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996), My Babysitter's a Vampire (2011) and The Gate (1987).

Director of 37 movies. Some not at all bad. I'm a big fan of The Gate, which I truly think is underrated, with the 5.4 it has at the moment. I, Madman almost gets a 6.

But he delivered some true stinkers as well: • 3.2 Ice Spiders • 3.2 Mansquito • 3.4 The Black Hole • 3.4 Rats • 3.7 Mega Snake • 3.7 NYC: Tornado Terror • 3.7 Meteor Storm • 3.9 Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep

28. Daniel Zirilli

Producer | Invincible

DANIEL ZIRILLI (director/producer/writer) BIOGRAPHY (2018)

Daniel Zirilli founded Popart Film Factory at age 24 (after graduating from Pepperdine University in Malibu) and to date has directed and/or produced/written over 50 feature films and 250 music videos and documentaries. Zirilli recently ...

Director of 17 movies. The highest imdb rating he managed to reach was a 4.1 for Locked Down. (According to his imdb filmorate page which for some reason doesn't list all his movies.)

These are his horror movies (but I bet the other ones are pretty horrific too!) • 1.8 - Cross Bones • 2.1 - Voodoo Tailz • 3.1 - Curse of Alcatraz

29. Bruno Mattei

Director | Terminator II

Born in 1931, Bruno Mattei grew up in Rome, Italy, where his father owned a small film editing studio. At age 20 Bruno started working odd jobs at his father's company as his assistant, then went on to other small spots. He wanted to follow in his father's footsteps as a film editor, and soon found...

Director of 54 movies. None of them made it to an imdb rating of 6 or above.

• 3.2 - Cruel Jaws • 3.3 - Land of Death • 3.3 - Rats - Notte di terrore • 3.4 - Cannibal World • 3.5 - Zombies: The Beginning • 3.5 - Snuff killer - La morte in diretta

30. Jeff Leroy

Director | Rat Scratch Fever

Jeff Leroy is a director and editor, known for Rat Scratch Fever (2011), Predator World (2017) and Giantess Attack 2 (2019).

Director of 15 movies: Look at some of these "yummy" titles (But I guess that's the only thing you should watch of his):

• 4.5 - Eyes of the werewolf • 4.7 - Hunting Season • 4.2 - The Screaming • 3.9 - Hell's Highway • 2.9 - Creepies • 2.7 - Unseen Evil • 2.1 - Creepies 2 • 3.6 - The Witch's Sabbath • 4.5 - Werewolf in a Women's Prison

31. John Bowker

Writer | Twisted Illusions 2

John Bowker is an actor and writer, known for Twisted Illusions 2 (2004), Platoon of the Dead (2009) and The Evilmaker (2000).

Will add titles later

32. Johannes Roberts

Director | 47 Meters Down

Johannes Roberts was born on May 24, 1976 in Cambridge, England as Johannes Christopher Edward Roberts. He is a director and writer, known for 47 Meters Down (2017), Storage 24 (2012) and Darkhunters (2004).

Will add titles later

33. Daryl Carstensen

Animation_department | The Secret of NIMH

Daryl Carstensen was born on September 23, 1956 in Lynwood, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Secret of NIMH (1982), The Iron Giant (1999) and Osmosis Jones (2001).

An animation checker (whatever that may be), who also directed 2 movies. As the titles (oh, and the ratings of course) clearly show, he didn't take it very seriously.

• 2.7 - Attack of the Virgin Mummies • 1.9 - Unnatural Born Killers

34. James Merendino

Writer | SLC Punk!

James Merendino is an American movie director and scriptwriter. He was born in New Jersey, and moved with his family to Salt Lake City, Utah when he was six years old. After pursuing post-secondary education in Rome and Los Angeles, California, studying Western philosophy and theology, Merendino ...

Director of 14 movies. Some of them got pretty decent ratings, but not these ones:

• 2.5 Witchcraft IV: The Virgin Heart • 4.0 Trespassing • 2.9 Toughguy • 4.6 Hard Drive

35. Jean Rollin

Director | La nuit des traquées

Jean Rollin was born on November 3, 1938 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France as Jean Michel Rollin Le Gentil. He was a director and writer, known for The Night of the Hunted (1980). He was married to Simone Rollin. He died on December 15, 2010 in Paris, France.

Some French guy who made a lot of movies about vampires. A lot of them got decent ratings, except for a few that is. Also directed Emanuelle 6. Ouch!

• 2.7 - Le lac des morts vivants • 3.4 - Les trottoirs de Bangkok • 3.7 - Killing Car • 4.1 - Christina, princesse de l'érotisme • 4.8 - La fiancée de Dracula

Most of his movies have good imdb ratings. Maybe he shouldn't be on this list. Nevertheless at least two horror movies were received pretty poorly.

• 2.7 - City of Blood • 2.0 - Dracula 3000 • 5.0 - Cryptid

37. Juan Piquer Simón

Writer | The Rift

Juan Piquer Simon (who goes by "J.P. Simon" on foreign releases) resides in Madrid, Spain, where he has produced and directed "exploitation" pictures for two decades running. He owns his own studio and creates and/or designs many of the impressive special effects sequences you see in any of his ...

Directed 15 movies.

• 3.8 - The Rift • 1.6 - Devil's Island • 4.4 - Slugs • 2.7 - La mansión de los Cthulhu • 2.7 - Mystery on Monster Island • 4.3 - Fabulous Journey to the Center of the Earth

38. Peter Mervis

Director | Homeland Nation: Mescalero Apache

Peter Mervis is a producer and assistant director, known for Homeland Nation: Mescalero Apache (2011), The Da Vinci Treasure (2006) and Passed the Door of Darkness (2008).

Director of 10 movies. Still young, so lets give him a few dozen more chances.

• 3.1 - Passed the Door of Darkness • 2.6 - Snakes on a Train • 2.1 - The Da Vinci Treasure • 4.4 - When A Killer Calls • 3.6 - Dead Men Walking

39. Ted V. Mikels

Producer | The Doll Squad

Ted V. Mikels was born on April 29, 1929 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as Theodore Vincent Mikacevich. He was a producer and director, known for The Doll Squad (1973), Blood Orgy of the She-Devils (1973) and Ten Violent Women (1982). He was married to Geneva Kirsch. He died on October 16, 2016 in Las...

The creator of the infamous Girl in Gold Boots directed some horror movies as well...

• 2.6 - The Astro Zombies • 2.9 - The Corpse Grinders • 2.1 - Blood Orgy of the She Devils • 3.9 - Dimensions in Fear • 3.3 - The Corpse Grinders 2 • 3.9 - Mark of the Astro Zombies • 2.3 - Cauldron: Baptism in Blood • 3.0 - Demon Haunt • 4.0 - Astro Zombies: M3 - Cloned • -.- - Astro Zombies: M4 - Invaders From Cyberspace (not rated yet - HE'S STILL MAKING MOVIES!!! Aargh!)

40. Ray Dennis Steckler

Director | Red Heat

Ray Dennis Steckler was born on January 25, 1938 in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a director and producer. He was married to Katherine Louise Coon and Carolyn Brandt. He died on January 7, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Director of 29 movies.

"Famous" for one of his worst (one of THE worst): The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? It has an average 2.1 imdb rating and it's placed #60 on the imdb bottom list.

Also made:

• 2.3 - The Hollywood Strangler Meets the Skid Row Slasher • 2.5 - Blood Shack • 2.7 - Sinthia: The Devil's Doll • 2.6 - The Horny vampire • 2.5 - Las Vegas Serial Killer

41. Shane Van Dyke

Actor | Titanic II

Shane Van Dyke was born on August 28, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Shane Thomas Van Dyke. He is an actor and writer, known for Titanic II (2010), The Silence (2019) and Chernobyl Diaries (2012).

An actor who directed 4 straight-to-dvd movies.

• 4.3 - Paranormal Entity • 3.1 - A Haunting in salem

42. C. Thomas Howell

Actor | The Outsiders

After an eye-catching performance in the teen coming-of-age epic The Outsiders (1983), ex-child rodeo star C. Thomas Howell was one of the most promising young actors in the mid 1980s.

Christopher Thomas Howell was born in Los Angeles, California, to Candice (Webb) and Chris Howell, a professional ...

An actor in almost 150 movies. And still found some time to direct as well, unfortunately. Not really horror, but it comes close in more than one way...

• 3.3 - The Land That Time Forgot • 2.9 - The Day the Earth Stopped

43. Louis Morneau

Director | Retroactive

The Writer/Director grew up in New England making short films and award winning music videos while attending college in Boston. In Los Angeles, he created trailers for Roger Corman, the producer for whom he directed his first feature. Morneau's science-fiction thriller, "Retroactive", for HBO/MGM/...

Director of 12 movies.

• 3.6 - Quake • 2.8 - Carnosaur 2 • 3.4 - Bats • 4.2 - The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting

44. Massimiliano Cerchi

Director | Mayday

Massimiliano (Max) Cerchi is an award-winning film director and producer.

Born In Italy, he moved to study and work in USA. He started his first movie in 1993.

He works from concept-to-completion on each film, developing the ideas, assembling the creative team, and delivering a finished production to...

Directed 9 movies.

• 4.1 - Plankton • 2.3 - Satan Claus • 2.1 - Hellinger • 3.5 - The Mummy Theme Park • 2.1 - Carnage Road • 2.9 - Holy Terror • 3.7 - Flight To Hell

45. John Carl Buechler

Special_effects | Hatchet

When he ran the make-up effects department at New World Pictures, Roger Corman called him "...the best in the business..." John Carl Buechler was born in Belleville, Illinois. An actor, writer, producer, director, special effects artist, he has always been in love with filmmaking. He was the first ...

Director of 17 movies.

• 3.8 - Troll • 4.2 - Cellar Dweller • 4.7 - Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood • 2.7 - Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College • 3.3 - Curse of the Forty-Niner • 2.8 - Deep Freeze • 3.8 - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde • 2.6 - Watchers Reborn

And he is going to direct the remake of Troll... Wow, lucky us.

46. Olaf Ittenbach

Special_effects | Beyond the Limits

Olaf Ittenbach was born in 1969 in Fürstenfeldbruck, Bavaria, Germany. He is known for his work on Beyond the Limits (2003), BloodRayne (2005) and 5 Seasons (2015). He has been married to Tanja Ittenbach since March 30, 2012. He was previously married to Martina Ittenbach.

Director of 15 movies

• 2.8 - BloodRayne • 2.8 - Seed • 3.2 - Beyond Remedy • 3.5 - Dard Divorce • 2.9 - Legion of the Dead • 4.8 - Riverplay • 4.6 - Beyond the Limits

47. William Sachs

Director | Spooky House

William Sachs is an American film director/producer and writer. Besides his work as a writer and director, since working on Joe (1970), Sachs has been particularly noted for successfully doctoring others' films prior to release in order to conform them to the producers' wishes for broader ...

Director of 11 movies.

• 4.2 - South of Hell Mountain • 3.2 - The Incredible Melting Man • 3.0 - Galaxina • 3.6 - Judgement • 4.9 - Spooky House

48. Charles Band

Producer | Puppetmaster

Charles Band is a writer, producer, director and publisher. He was born on December 27, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Charles Robert Band. His father was producer and director Albert Band and his brother is composer Richard Band.

Band has been writing, producing and directing films in the ...

Director of 36 movies.

• 2.7 - Killer Eye: Halloween Hunt • 2.9 - Ragewar • 3.1 - Parasite • 3.2 - Prehysteria! • 3.2 - Puppet Master: The Legacy • 3.2 - The Gingerdead Man • 3.2 - Skull Heads • 3.3 - Blood Dolls • 3.3 - Petrified • 3.4 - Mystery Monsters • 3.5 - Decadent Evil II • 3.7 - Dangerous Worry Dolls • 3.7 - Dollman vs. Demonic Toys • 3.8 - Evil Bong

49. Dale Resteghini

Director | The Enslaved

Dale Resteghini's highly stylized work as a Music Video Director has brought him around the world and to the forefront of his craft as a premier Director.

Resteghini, also known as 'Rage' among his Rock, Hip Hop & Pop Music peers due to his relentless pursuit for achieving the impossible is ...

  • 1.5 - Da Hip Hop Witch • 1.7 - Urban Massacre

50. Martin Munthe

Director | Year One

Martin Munthe was born on May 3, 1970 in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden as Karl Martin Emanuel Munthe. He is a director and actor, known for Year One (2006), Hjärta av sten (2000) and Stinger (2005). He has been married to Emma Gray since July 8, 2005.

  • 2.1 - Hjärta av sten • 1.8 - Camp Slaughter • 2.5 - Stinger • 1.8 - Trio (not one of his horror movies, but with an equally fine rating)

51. Jon McBride

Actor | Woodchipper Massacre

Jon McBride is an actor and director, known for Woodchipper Massacre (1988), Feeders (1996) and Cannibal Campout (1988).

  • 4.4 - Woodchipper Massacre • 3.1 - Cannibal Campout • 1.9 - Feeders • 2.1 - Terror House • 2.5 - Blood Red Planet • 2.9 - Hellgate: The House That Srceamed 2 • 2.6 - Gorilla Warfare: Battle of the Apes • 2.5 - Dweller • 2.9 - Night Thirst • 2.2 - Among Us • 4.1 - Black Mass

52. Brett Piper

Writer | Queen Crab

Brett Piper was born in New Hampshire, USA. He is known for his work on Queen Crab (2015), A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell (1990) and Mysterious Planet (1982).

Director of 15 movies.

• 1.9 - A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell • 3.9 - Arachnia • 3.9 - Screaming Dead • 3.8 - Mysterious Planet

53. Nick Palumbo

Director | Murder-Set-Pieces

Nick Palumbo attended film school in Los Angeles. He wrote, produced, and directed one of the most notorious horror cult films of all time; Murder-Set-Pieces. Shot on location in Las Vegas on 35mm and screened for its theatrical world premiere at the prestigious Sitges International Film Festival ...

  • 3.7 - Nutbag • 4.0 - Sinister • 3.8 - Murder-Set-Pieces • -.- - The Last Gas Station (thriller, not rated yet)

54. Bill Zebub

Director | Night of the Pumpkin

Bill Zebub is a director and writer, known for Night of the Pumpkin (2010), Jesus, the Total Douchebag (2011) and The Worst Horror Movie Ever Made (2005).

Directed 24 movies...

• 1.5 - Antfarm Dickhole • 1.7 - Jesus Christ: Serial Rapist • 1.8 - Kill the Scream Queen • 2.0 - Stereotypes Don't Just Disappear Into Thin Air • 2.1 - Forgive Me For Raping You • 2.2 - Metalheads: The Good, the Bad, and the Evil • 2.2 - Zombiechrist • 2.3 - The Crucifier • 2.8 - Rape is a Circle • 4.2 - Dolla Morte

55. Donald Farmer

Director | Bollywood and Vine

Donald Farmer was born on May 2, 1954 in Pittsburg, Kansas, USA. He is a director and actor, known for Bollywood and Vine (2004), Shark Exorcist (2015) and Demolition Highway (1996).

Will add titles later

56. Geraldine Winters

Writer | Non Compos Mentis

Geraldine Winters is a writer and director, known for Non Compos Mentis (2010), Sanctum Void and Sanctum Deep.

  • 2.8 - Clownstrophobia • 4.3 - Non Compos Mentis • -.- - Psycho-Path • -.- - Clownstrophobia Two  

57. Kevin J. Lindenmuth

Director | Creaturealm: From the Dead

Kevin Lindenmuth has worked in the television/film/video production field for over 22 years. He received his BA in film/video production from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Most of his professional life was spent working in New York City in all the major aspects of video ...

58. John Lechago

Director | Killjoy Goes to Hell

John Lechago was born in Kingston Ontario, Canada to an Argentinean mother and a Spanish father. At age four the family moved to Los Angeles California. From an early childhood Lechago was fascinated by drawing, and would spend hours creating monsters and reproducing what he saw around him. The ...

Directed 4 movies.

• 3.1 - Blood Gnome • 4.4 - Contagion • 3.7 - Magus • 4.4 - Killjoy 3

I actually have Blood Gnome on DVD. I payed 5 euro's for it. Why are productions like this "shipped" to Europe? Nobody here asked for it! Please don't do that any more!!!

59. Bret McCormick

Producer | Blood on the Badge

Bret McCormick was born on September 29, 1958 as Bret Anthony McCormick. He is a producer and director, known for Blood on the Badge (1992), Bio-Tech Warrior (1996) and One Man War (1990).

Director of 12 movies. Not as bad as some others on my list, I guess. But not very good either. Will add some titles later.

60. Nick Millard

Director | Fire in Her Bed!

Nick Millard was born in 1941. He is a director and writer. He is married to Irmgard Millard. They have two children.

Director of 55 movies... A lot of them are so-called "adult content movies" But in later years he turned to, lets say, more trivial horror.

• 1.3 - Death Nurse 2 • 1.8 - Doctor Bloodbath • 2.0 - Criminally Insane 2 • 1.7 - Death Nurse • 4.6 - Satan's Black Wedding • 4.0 - The Turn of the screw

61. Leigh Scott

Writer | Transmorphers

With more than two dozen feature films under his belt, Leigh Scott has been working as a professional writer, director, producer, editor, and cinematographer in the film industry for nearly twenty years.

He attended USC's prestigious School of Cinema-Television. While in school he obtained an ...

62. Adam Minarovich

Actor | The Walking Dead

Adam Minarovich was born on January 30, 1977 in Houston, Texas, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Walking Dead (2010), Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013) and Chop (2011).

63. Jeff Thomas

Director | Fallen Angels

Jeff Thomas is a director and actor, known for Fallen Angels (2006), 13 Seconds (2003) and Sidewalk Singer (2013).

64. Doris Wishman

Director | Satan Was a Lady

Doris Wishman was born on June 1, 1912 in New York City, New York, USA. She was a director and producer, known for Satan Was a Lady (2001), Diary of a Nudist (1961) and Nude on the Moon (1961). She was married to Louis Silverman and Jack Abrahms. She died on August 10, 2002 in Miami, Florida, USA.

65. Luigi Batzella

Editor | Anche per Django le carogne hanno un prezzo

Luigi Batzella was born on May 27, 1924 in San Sperate, Sardinia, Italy. He was an actor and editor, known for Django's Cut Price Corpses (1971) and When the Bell Tolls (1970). He died on November 18, 2008 in San Sperate.

Perhaps...

From the wikipedia:

Today, he's remembered mostly for the Nazi-exploitation films and being an Italian version of Ed Wood. Despite many of his films being in extremely bad taste, they hold a kind of naive charm similar to Wood.

66. Richard E. Cunha

Director | She Demons

Hawaiian-born Richard E. Cunha received his film training in the newsreel and motion picture units of the US Army Air Corps during World War II. He made his first step into the civilian film business by making industrial films and commercials, and then moved on to write, shoot and direct such early...

67. Charles E. Cullen

Director | Bros on Bikes

Charles E. Cullen is a director and producer, known for Bros on Bikes (2012), Super Badass (1999) and Slaughter Claus (2011).

Has directed 5 movies so far.

• -.- - Bros on Bikes • -.- - Slaughter Claus • 1.1 - Killer Klowns from Kansas on Krack • 2.8 - Super Badass

68. Joe Castro

Special_effects | Terror Toons

Director, Producer, and Special Effects Artist, Joe Castro, born in San Antonio, Texas, began his career at age 15 when he was hired to create special effects make-up for a PBS affiliate and graduated to writing and directing his own feature films, in the 80's, when his parents invested in his ...

69. Paul Leder

Producer | Goin' to Chicago

Paul Leder was born on March 25, 1926 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. He was a producer and director, known for Goin' to Chicago (1990), The Eleventh Commandment (1986) and My Friends Need Killing (1976). He was married to Etyl Leder. He died on April 9, 1996 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

70. Jeff Burton

Producer | Dead End Road

Jeff Burton is known for his work on Dead End Road (2004), Terror at Baxter U (2003) and The Final Curtain (2007).

71. Andy Milligan

Director | The Degenerates

Andy Milligan was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on February 12, 1929. He was a self-taught film maker, playwright, script writer and costume designer. He grew up mostly in Minnesota, but he and his family moved around the country a lot. His father, Andrew Milligan Sr. (1895-1985) was a captain in the...

72. David Michael Latt

Producer | Jane White Is Sick & Twisted

David Michael Latt is the co-founder of The Asylum, the film industries most prolific independent film studio in Hollywood. Latt heads up production which produces a feature film every three to four weeks. He develops and overseas all physical productions. Latt has won more than three dozen films ...

74. Tony Malanowski

Editor | Night of Horror

Tony Malanowski was born on January 26, 1957 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He is an editor and producer, known for Night of Horror (1981), Tales of Frankenstein (2018) and The Curse of the Screaming Dead (1982).

75. Ross Hagen

Actor | Wonder Women

Rough-and-tumble character actor Ross Hagen was born Leland Lando Lilly on May 21, 1938, in Williams, AZ, the son of Lando Irvin Lilly and Mary Alice Johnson. Handsome and rugged, with a highly distinctive deep gravelly voice and a commandingly raw masculine screen presence, Ross was frequently ...

76. Bill Cowell

Producer | The Natural: The Best There Ever Was

Bill Cowell was born in Niagara Falls, NY and is a film writer, producer, and director. Bill spent most of his childhood being mentored by his Grandfather (Charles Martino), one of the first big pioneers of Niagara Falls, NY from the 1930's through the late 1960's. Bill's Grandfather was the owner ...

77. Rafael Portillo

Director | Emilio Varela vs Camelia la Texana

Rafael Portillo was born on November 11, 1916 in Mexico, D.F., Mexico. He was a director and editor, known for Emilio Varela vs Camelia la Texana (1980), Cautivo del mas allá (1968) and Mariachi - Fiesta de sangre (1977). He died on November 30, 1995 in Mexico.

(4.41) - La momia azteca (1957) (3.96) - La maldición de la momia azteca (1957) (2.10) - Face of the Screaming Werewolf (1964) (2.02) - Attack of the Mayan Mummy (1964) (TV) (1.93) - La momia azteca contra el robot humano (1958)

78. Jeffery Scott Lando

Director | Savage Island

Jeffery Scott Lando was born on September 24, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Savage Island (2004), Supercollider (2013) and Roboshark (2015). He has been married to Rachel Scott Lando since August 17, 1998. They have one child.

79. Brett Kelly

Actor | Thunderstorm: The Return of Thor

Brett Kelly was born on October 29, 1972 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and director, known for Thunderstorm: The Return of Thor (2011), Raiders of the Lost Shark (2015) and She-Rex (2009).

80. James Felix McKenney

Producer | The Girl from Mars

James Felix McKenney was born on May 27, 1968 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He is a producer and director, known for The Girl from Mars, Villain and Satan Hates You (2010).

81. Christine Parker

Cinematographer | Blood of the Mummy

Christine Parker was born on November 25, 1962 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Christine Patricia Parker. She is a director, cinematographer and producer, known for her feature films Forever Dead, Fistful of Brains, A Few Brains More, Fix It In Post and countless short films including her ...

82. Joel M. Reed

Director | Killer Zombies from the Titanic

Joel M. Reed was born on December 29, 1933 in New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Killer Zombies from the Titanic, Wit's End (1971) and The Renegade Ghouls of Kaplan's Swamp.

83. Enzo G. Castellari

Director | Colpi di luce

Enzo G. Castellari was born on July 29, 1938 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Enzo Girolami. He is a director and actor, known for Light Blast (1985), Warriors of the Wasteland (1983) and The Big Racket (1976). He has been married to Mirella since December 17, 1961. They have two children.

84. Tommy Brunswick

Producer | The Remake

Tommy Brunswick was born on September 24, 1970 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Thomasita V. Hatfield. She is a producer and director, known for The Remake (2006), Monsters of Carnage (2013) and They Must Eat (2006). She has been married to Todd Brunswick since 1997.



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