Douglas Buck

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Douglas Buck is an American film director.

Buck grew up in Long Island, later moving to New York City, where he began making films while working as an airport electrical engineer. Buck started by making short films, including Cutting Moments (1997), Home (1998), and Prologue (2003), all three of which were collected together in the Family Portraits anthology.[1][2] Rue Morgue magazine selected Cutting Moments as one of its "100 Alternative Horror Films".[3] In 2004 he began making a new version of Brian De Palma's 1973 film Sisters starring Lou Doillon, Stephen Rea and Chloë Sevigny, which was released in 2007, and described by Variety as "a worthy partner to his predecessor's famously violent slasher thriller".[4][5][6] His latest film is The Broken Imago, an eco-horror film influenced by the 1976 Spanish film Quién puede matar a un niño.[7]

Buck also co-wrote the 1999 film Terror Firmer.



  1. ^ Deming, Mark "Family Portraits: A Trilogy of America", Allmovie, Macrovision Corporation, retrieved 16 November 2009
  2. ^ Gates, Anita (2004) "MOVIE REVIEW | 'FAMILY PORTRAITS: A TRILOGY OF AMERICA' - A Sadistic Father's Legacy Cuts a Swath of Suffering", New York Times, 13 October 2004, retrieved 16 November 2009
  3. ^ "THE CONOISSEUR'S GUIDE TO 100 ALTERNATIVE HORROR FILMS", Rue Morgue, retrieved 16 November 2009
  4. ^ Kipp, Jeremiah (2004) "SUBURBAN HOLOCAUST: An Interview with Family Portraits: A Trilogy of America Writer-Director Douglas Buck", Filmmaker, retrieved 16 November 2009
  5. ^ LaPorte, Nicole (2006) "Buck makes a pass at 'Sisters' remake", Daily Variety, 13 April 2006, retrieved 16 November 2009
  6. ^ Anderson, John (2007) "Sisters", Variety, 20 March 2007, retrieved 16 November 2009
  7. ^ "Exclusive: Douglas Buck Talks Broken Imago!",, 14 July 2008, retrieved 16 November 2009

External links[edit]

Douglas Buck on IMDb