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Norman J. Warren (1942–2021)

Cult horror movie director Norman J. Warren was born on June 25, 1942, in London, England. His fright features are distinguished by their cold, grim tones, modern-day settings (this was a radical departure from the period Gothic horror movies made by Hammer), young adult main characters, and startling outbursts of hideously graphic violence. Warren... See full bio »


(age 78)

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Horrorplanet Director
Bloody New Year Director
Loving Feeling Director
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 2014 The Devil Made Them Do It (Short)
 2013 Turn Your Bloody Phone Off: The Second Batch (Short) (segment "Norman J. Warren & The Ghost")
 2007 Incident (Short)
 1986 Gunpowder
 1984 Warbirds Air Display (Documentary short)
 1981 Horrorplanet
 1979 Spaced Out
 1978 Terror (as Norman.J.Warren)
 1977 Whipper Snappers (Short)
 1977 Prey
 1976 Satan's Slave
 1965 Fragment (Short)
 1963 Drinkin Time (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Contributed to the book "Gods in Polyester, or, A Survivors' Account of 70s Cinema Obscura" (Succubus Press), which features his thoughts on all of his 1970s films. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Norman.J.Warren | Norman J Warren | Norman Warren

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Personal Quote:

[low-budget movie producers] The one lesson I did learn is that you've got to have a producer who loves what you're doing as much as you do, who's not just an accountant. See more »


Started his career in the late 60s making sex films. But after two movies, he decided to change directions because he hated making them. It wasn't the sex and nudity that bothered him (he continued to include sex and nudity in his horror films later), he just found them to be very restricting creatively. He said the story lines and shots just revolved around people taking their clothes off and ... See more »

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