Splat Pack

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The Splat Pack is a collection of filmmakers and/or producers who, since 2002, have directed a large number of horror films.[1]

History[edit]

The term was coined by Alan Jones of Total Film.[2] The group has been credited with bringing back ultra-violent movies, as well as moving away from PG-13 rated movies and into the R-rated spectrum, all while operating with low budgets.[1][3] The members have repeatedly clashed with the MPAA board over the content of their work but nevertheless continue to find substantial box-office success.[2][3] In 2011 a documentary on the Splat Pack was made featuring extensive interviews with members Alexandre Aja, Adam Green, Eli Roth, Darren Lynn Bousman, Neil Marshall, and Greg McLean. Quentin Tarantino jokingly referred to Eli Roth as "The Frank Sinatra of the Splat Pack" in his press for Grindhouse.[citation needed]

Members[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Producer(s) Distributor(s)
2002 Dog Soldiers Neil Marshall David E. Allen, Christopher Figg, and Tom Reeve Pathé
Cabin Fever Eli Roth Evan Astrowsky, Sam Froelich, Lauren Moews, and Eli Roth Lionsgate
2003 Haute Tension Alexandre Aja Alexandre Arcady and Robert Benmussa Lionsgate
House of 1000 Corpses Rob Zombie Andy Gould Lionsgate
2004 Saw James Wan Lark Bernini, Peter Block, Gregg Hoffman, and Leigh Whannell Lionsgate
2005 The Descent Neil Marshall Christian Colson Lionsgate
Pathé
The Devil's Rejects Rob Zombie Mike Elliott, Michael Ohoven, and Rob Zombie Lionsgate
Hostel Eli Roth Chris Briggs, Mike Fleiss, Quentin Tarantino, and Eli Roth Lionsgate
Saw II Darren Lynn Bousman Gregg Hoffman, Mark Burg, Oren Koules, and Leigh Whannell Lionsgate
Wolf Creek Greg McLean George Adams, Martin Fabinyi, Michael Gudinski, Gary Hamilton, Matt Hearn, and David Lightfoot Dimension Films
2006 The Hills Have Eyes Alexandre Aja Wes Craven, Peter Locke, Marianne Maddalena, and Cody Zwieg Fox Searchlight Pictures
Saw III Darren Lynn Bousman Mark Burg, Oren Koules, and Leigh Whannell Lionsgate
2007 Dead Silence James Wan Gregg Hoffman, Mark Burg, Oren Koules and Leigh Whannell Universal Studios
Death Sentence James Wan Ashok Amritraj, Howard Baldwin, and Karen Elise Baldwin Fox Atomic
Hatchet Adam Green Cory Neal, Sarah Elbert, Andrew Mysko Anchor Bay Films
Halloween Rob Zombie Malek Akkad, Patrick Esposito, Andy Gould, Andrew G. La Marca, Matthew Stein, and Rob Zombie Dimension Films and MGM Studios
Hostel: Part II Eli Roth Scott Spiegel, Quentin Tarantino, and Boaz Yakin Lionsgate
Rogue Greg McLean Matt Hearn, David Lightfoot and Greg McLean Dimension Films
Planet Terror Robert Rodriguez Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino Dimension Films
Saw IV Darren Lynn Bousman Mark Burg and Oren Koules Lionsgate
2008 Doomsday Neil Marshall Benedict Carver and Steven Paul Rogue Pictures
Mirrors Alexandre Aja Alexandre Aja, Grégory Levasseur, Marc Sternberg, and Alexandra Milchan Twentieth Century Fox France
Repo! The Genetic Opera Darren Lynn Bousman Darren Lynn Bousman and Yoshiki Hayashi Lionsgate
Spiral Adam Green Cory Neal, Joel David Moore, Jeremy Danial Boring, Zachary Levi Anchor Bay Films
Saw V David Hackl Mark Burg, Oren Koules, Gregg Hoffman, James Wan, and Leigh Whannell Lionsgate
2009 Halloween II Rob Zombie Malek Akkad, Andy Gould, and Rob Zombie The Weinstein Company
Grace Paul Solet Adam Green, Cory Neal Lionsgate
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) Tom Six Tom Six, Ilona Six IFC Films
Saw VI Kevin Greutert Mark Burg, Oren Koules, James Wan, and Leigh Whannell Lionsgate
2010 Piranha 3-D Alexandre Aja Alexandre Aja, Mark Canton, Grégory Levasseur, and Marc Toberoff Dimension Films
Frozen Adam Green Cory Neal, Peter Block, Tim Williams Anchor Bay Films
Adam Green's Hatchet II Adam Green Cory Neal, Sarah Elbert, and Adam Green Dark Sky Films
Machete Robert Rodriguez Robert Rodriguez, Aaron Kaufman, Iliana Nikolic, Rick Schwartz, and Quentin Tarantino 20th Century Fox
Saw 3D Kevin Greutert Mark Burg, Oren Koules, Gregg Hoffman, James Wan, and Leigh Whannell Lionsgate
Mother's Day Darren Lynn Bousman Brett Ratner, Richard Saperstein, Jay Stern, and Brian Witten Eagle Films
2011 11-11-11 Darren Lynn Bousman Loris Curci, Richard Heller, and Wayne Allan Rice Eagle Films
Chillerama Adam Green Cory Neal, Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Adam Rifkin, Tim Sullivan Image Entertainment
The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) Tom Six Tom Six, Ilona Six IFC Films
2013 Adam Green presents Hatchet III BJ McDonnell Adam Green, Sarah Elbert, and Cory Neal Dark Sky Films
The Green Inferno Eli Roth Eli Roth, Christopher Woodrow, Miguel Asensio, Molly Conners, Nicolas Lopez Open Road Films

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Winters Keegan, Rebecca (October 22, 2006). "The Splat Pack". Time. Retrieved January 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Jones, Alan (December 24, 2006). "Blood Brothers". Variety. Retrieved January 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b New York Post; October 22, 2006. Horrors!; retrieved April 2, 2007
  4. ^ a b AOL Canada; Summer Movie Guide - Femmes Fatales; retrieved December 26, 2011