Brian Yuzna

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Brian Yuzna
Brian Yuzna et Christophe Gans Cannes 1996.jpg
Brian Yuzna (left) with Christophe Gans at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival
Born (1949-08-30) August 30, 1949 (age 66)
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, film producer

Brian Yuzna (born August 30, 1949 in the Philippines) is a director, writer and producer who has been active within the independent horror genre for over thirty years. He is widely known as the producer behind Re-Animator, as well as being the first American filmmaker to adapt a Manga into a live-action feature. He has helmed several adaptations of the work of H.P. Lovecraft, and has assisted many first time directors, including Stuart Gordon, Christophe Gans and Luis De La Madrid, in getting their projects made.


Yuzna grew up in Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and Panama before moving to the United States in the 1960s.


Most of Yuzna's film work is in the horror genre, though he has also ventured into science fiction.

With Julio Fernández, Yuzna started Fantastic Factory, a label under Barcelona film company Filmax. Yuzna's goal for Fantastic Factory is produce "modestly budgeted genre (horror, science fiction, fantasy) films for the international market (shot in English language) using genre talent from all around the world and to develop local talent."[1]

He was last working as the producer of the Wehrmacht zombie movie Worst Case Scenario, directed by Richard Raaphorst, which takes place after a fictional World Cup 2006 finale between Germany and Netherlands where Germany loses and seeks revenge with a zombie invasion, in May 2009 was announced the project is dead.[2] The film eventually became Frankenstein's Army and was released in 2013.

After four years returned to the director's chair and filmed the movie Amphibious 3-D[3] which stars actors Michael Paré, Janna Fassaert and Francis Magee.[4] Yuzna is a special guest in Oviento, Italy of the Fantasy Horror Awards 2010.[5]


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