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John Landis
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Date of Birth: Aug 3, 1950

Country: USA

Biography: John David Landis (born August 3, 1950) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer. He is known for his comedies, his horror films, and his music videos with singer Michael Jackson...(wikipedia)

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (29) | Director (28) | Writer (10)
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Creature Designers - The Frankenstein Complex (2015)
There's nothing we love more here on Dread than practical monster effects, which unfortunately have fallen by the wayside in favor of CGI. But it's the fans who are keeping that old school spirit alive, and there are perhaps none... (imdb)
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Blast Vegas (2013)
Fraternity brothers head to Las Vegas for spring break. One of them steals the sword of Thutmose III from a hotel. But they have unleashed an ancient curse, and a sand storm that slowly moves down the strip, destroying famed hotels. Seeing the massive destruction, they find out about the legend of the sword and try to stop the storm. They must find a sacred urn, the largest piece of pure gold, and the Dark Messenger. They race against time to find the items before Vegas is wiped off the map.
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Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis (2011)
Kings aren't born they're made. Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis takes a contemporary look at the "King of Comedy" through never-before-seen footage, and interviews with stars like Jerry Seinfeld, Alec Baldwin, Quentin Tarantino and more. Plus, travel the world with the ever-vibrant entertainer and philanthropist as he continues his comedic reign at the ripe, young age of 85. (thefilmcatalogue.com)
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Nightmare Factory (2011)
An inside look at the world of Hollywood special effects and the company paving the way, KNB Effects. (imdb)
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American Grindhouse (2010)
This documentary explores the hidden history of the American Exploitation Film. The movie digs deep into this often overlooked category of U.S. cinema and unearths the shameless and occasionally shocking origins of this popular entertainment. (imdb)
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Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010)
A documentary on the 70's and 80's exploitation flicks that came out of the Philippines, directed by Mark Hartley (NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD). Features interviews with cult movie icons Roger Corman, Joe Dante, John Landis, Sid Haig, Eddie Romero and a large assembly of cast, crew and critics. (machetemaidensunleashed.com)
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The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry (2010)
Paul Naschy, the life and legend of a horror icon. (imdb)
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Burke and Hare (2010)
A black comedy about two 19th century grave robbers who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school.
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Beware the Moon: Remembering
Twenty five years on, the original cast and crew look back on the John Landis classic, An American Werewolf In London. (imdb)
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Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood (2008)
This documentary looks at how the social, financial and moral forces all helped shape one of the most intriguing periods in Hollywood history.
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Trailers from Hell (2008)
Vintage movie trailers accompanied by amusing and insightful commentaries by some of Hollywood's top filmmakers.
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Fantastic Flesh: The Art of Make-Up EFX (2008)
This documentary delves into the art of make-up effects with industry legends Dick Smith, Rob Bottin, Tom Savini, John Landis, Frank Darabont, Joe Dante and many others with a strong focus on Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger of KNB Make-Up EFX. (imdb)
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British Film Forever (2007)
Cinema history series examining British film by genre.
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Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
Documentary about the career of legendary insult comic, Don Rickles. (supergloo)
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Family (2006)
Family (2006) - TV Episode
Family, directed by John Landis and written by Brent Hanley, tells the story of a young married couple (Meredith Monroe and Matt Keeslar) that moves into a new home in a new city and finds out that their neighbor (George Wendt) is not what he seems. (imdb)
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Footlight Parade: Music for the Decades (2006)
Short documentary about the 1933 film.
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Masters of Horror (2005)
Anchor Bay has amassed some of the greatest horror film writers and directors to bring to you the anthology series, "Masters of Horror". For the first time the foremost names in the horror film genre have joined forces for the series consisting of 13 one-hour films each season. (imdb)
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Le Couperet (2005)
A chemist (Garcia) loses his job to outsourcing. Two years later and still jobless, he hits on a solution: to genuinely eliminate his competition. (imdb)
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Deer Woman (2005)
Deer Woman (2005) - TV Episode
Dwight Faraday (Brian Benben) is a burned-out police detective whom investigates a series of bizarre and gory killings of various men getting stomped to death, and from the type of murders and lack of murder weapon Faraday begins to suspect the killer may be a beautiful, but mysterious, young woman (Cinthia Moura) always seen around the crime scenes whom Faraday suspects to be a 'deer woman' from a local Native American legend of seducing and murdering men. (imdb)
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Surviving Eden (2004)
In the tradition of "Waiting for Guffman" and "Take the Money and Run," a documentary film crew captures the pitfalls and pratfalls of reality show winner Dennis Flotchky. One million dollars richer and 150 pounds thinner but none the wiser, Dennis quickly and hilariously falls prey to the machinations of the Hollywood celebrity maker and the vultures and hangers-on the accompany it. (Cineville)
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Slasher (2004)
Slasher (2004) - TV Movie
A documentary on a stereotypically shady used car salesman, one who convinces customers to buy vehicles that others have deemed unfit for sale. (imdb)
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Mario Bava: Operazione paura (2004)
Homage to the Master of the Terror, Italian director Mario Bava, hosted by Joe Dante.
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Michael Jackson: Number Ones (2003)
This is a compilation of Michael Jackson's music videos throughout his decades of music career. (imdb)
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Boogeymen II: Masters of Horror (2002)
More clips from horror movies, plus interviews with other horror legends. (imdb)
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The American Nightmare (2000)
Horror films have often been more than simple scares. At their best, they reflect society's anxiety's and concerns. In this film, major horror film makers such as George Romero and Tobe Hooper discuss the creation of their films in the 1960s and '70s and how they related to contemporary events while interviewed intellectuals give their own opinions. (imdb)
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Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of
Starting with The Wolf Man (in 1941), Universal Studios made five movies featuring The Wolf Man, a character portrayed by Lon Chaney, Jr. Monster by Moonlight! explores these movies. Rick Baker explains how the make-up was done on Chaney's character. Screenwriter Curtis Siodmak took very little from earlier werewolf legends, providing his own story for some of the films. (imdb)
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Dying to Get Rich! ...Susan
Susan wants her reprehensible ex-husband dead and, in several bungled attempts by henchmen, tries to accomplish the deed. First her boyfriend hires two dim-witted hitmen. Then she hires a former biker boyfriend to smother him in the hospital where he is recuperating from the first attempt. Then Zane's former wife figures out what is going on and wants a part of the action.
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Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
Elwood must reunite the old band, with a few new members, and go on another "Mission from God." (imdb)
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The Stories Behind the Making of ‘The Blues Brothers’ (1998)
The Stories Behind the Making of The Blues Brothers is an hour- long documentary featuring every participant from the film. Star and co-writer Dan Aykroyd explains how a joke that he and best friend John Belushi shared with friends evolved from a Saturday Night Live skit to a best-selling album and then to a film. Director John Landis covers the difficult production, from the outrageous stunts to Belushi’s disappearances from the set.
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An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)
On the loose in Europe, three wild college grads from America bring their "Daredevil Tour" to Paris in search of some serious fun. There, Andy (Scott) falls for the beautiful and mysterious woman of his dreams (Delpy). The only problem is ... when the moon is full, Andy's dream girl turns into a total nightmare! (Buena Vista)
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The Stupids (1996)
An incredibly dull-witted family unknowingly stumble upon an illegal weapons deal while on the trail of their "stolen" garbage. (imdb)
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The Stand (1994)
The Stand (1994) - TV Mini-Series
After the world is decimated by a man-made plague, a battle of literally Biblical proportions ensues between the survivors. (imdb)
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Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
Axel Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who shot his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of a theme park in Los Angeles.
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Body Chemistry 2: The Voice of a Stranger (1992)
Erotic thriller, as a man is torn between two women and his own violent self, born of child abuse. On one side is his old sweetheart; on the other is a sexy radio psychologist who encourages his violent sexual fits, while simultaneously raising the sexual ante between them. (imdb)
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Innocent Blood (1992)
When a vampire decides to dine on La Cosa Nostra, it shakes things up for the whole family--and a cop who's been undercover for years.
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Sleepwalkers (1992)
A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures come to town to seek out a virgin to feed on. (imdb)
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Black or White (1991)
Race does not matter to Michael Jackson.
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Oscar (1991)
Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman... (imdb)
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Coming to America (1988)
An African prince goes to Queens, New York City to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will. (imdb)
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Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
A spoof 1950's sci-fi movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches.
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Stephen King
A documentary about the works of novelist Stephen King and his influence on popular culture and his impact on horror film and novels. Portions of this documentary were repackaged and released as "This is Horror", released in 1989. (imdb)
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Three Amigos! (1986)
Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is real thing. (imdb)
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Spies Like Us (1985)
Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.
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Into the Night (1985)
Ed Okin's life is somewhat out of control. He can't sleep, his wife betrays him and his job is dull... (imdb)
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Clue (1985)
Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery (imdb)
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Trading Places (1983)
A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires. (imdb)
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The Making of
From Michael Jackson we take a look behind the "Thrills" of Thriller (imdb)
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Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Four horror/sci-fi segments directed by four famous directors which are their own versions of classic stories from Rod Serling's landmark television series. (imdb)
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Thriller (1983)
Thriller (1983) - Short Film
Michael Jackson and his date are watching a movie. They leave, and take a shortcut through the graveyard on the way home. Michael turns into a werepanther-type creature, and then later a zombie, as he gets down and funky. (imdb)
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Coming Soon (1982)
Coming Soon (1982) - Direct-to-Video
Scenes and trailers from 50 of Universal's greatest Horror Films. (imdb)
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An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
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The Blues Brothers (1980)
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. (imdb)
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Animal House (1978)
At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the Delta House Fraternity, but those roughhousers have other plans for him. (imdb)
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The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
Series of short, highly irreverant, and quite often tasteless skits. (imdb)
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Schlock (1973)
A monkey-type monster falls in love with a blind girl, which thinks that he's a giant dog. After kidnapping the girl and fleeing king-kong-like onto the roof of a gym, he gets involved with the army. (imdb)
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Kelly
A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure. (imdb)
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