Alan Ormsby


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Writer, director and make-up effects artist Alan Ormsby was born on December 14, 1943. He was a drama student at the University of Florida, where he met future director Bob Clark. The pair first collaborated on a tongue-in-cheek low-budget zombie horror flick, Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1972). Ormsby not only co-wrote the script and... See full bio »

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Dead of Night Writer
(1974)
Mulan Writer
(1998)
My Bodyguard Writer
(1980)

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 2002 The District (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Second Man (2002) ... (written by)
- This Too Shall Pass (2002) ... (written by)
 2001 The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option (Video) (characters)
 1999-2001 Nash Bridges (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- The Partner (2001) ... (written by)
- The Messenger (2000) ... (written by)
- Line of Sight (2000) ... (written by)
- Crosstalk (1999) ... (written by)
 1999 The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (TV Movie) (characters)
 1998 Mulan (additional story material)
 1998 The Substitute 2: School's Out (TV Movie) (characters)
 1996 The Substitute (written by)
 1996 Deadly Web (TV Movie) (written by)
 1993 The Disappearance of Nora (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1992 Indecency (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1991 Popcorn (screenplay - as Tod Hackett)
 1987 Not Quite Human (TV Movie) (written by)
 1986 Touch and Go (written by)
 1983 Porky's II: The Next Day (written by)
 1982 Cat People (screenplay)
 1980 My Bodyguard (written by)
 1979 The Little Dragons (written by)
 1974 Dead of Night (screenplay)
 1974 Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (original screenplay)
 1972 Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (screenplay collaboration)
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Wrote the make-up effects book "Movie Monsters" in 1976.

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Tod Hackett
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They were fun to make. There was a kind of communal feeling about the process that I haven't experienced since. (on making low-budget horror films with Bob Clark in the early 1970s)

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Studied drama at the University of Miami. See more »

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Sagittarius

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