E. Elias Merhige

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E. Elias Merhige
Born
Edmund Elias Merhige

(1964-06-14) June 14, 1964 (age 54)
OccupationFilm director; screenwriter

Edmund Elias Merhige, known as E. Elias Merhige (born June 14, 1964), is an American film director born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.

Work[edit]

Merhige is known to mainstream audiences for his work on the 2000 film Shadow of the Vampire[1] and to underground audiences for the cult 1990 film Begotten.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Eugene Thacker, writing about Begotten, placed Merhige's work "between genre horror and performance art," marking Begotten as a "ritual in cinematic time," and concluding that the next step in Merhige's art offering "presumably, would be to allow everything to dissolve - human into non-human, body into environment, image into emulsions of gelatin, crystal, and camphor."[3]

Filmography[edit]

Features[edit]

Short films[edit]

  • Implosion (1983)
  • Spring Reign (1984)
  • A Taste of Youth (1985)
  • Din of Celestial Birds (2006)

Music videos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott, A. O. (December 29, 2009). "Shadow of the Vampire". The New York Times. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  2. ^ Maslin, Janet (June 5, 1991). "Begotten". The New York Times. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  3. ^ Thacker, Eugene (2015). "Chapter 3: Meditations on the Gothic". Tentacles Longer Than Night. Horror of Philosophy. Zero Books. ISBN 978-1-78279-889-7.

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