Mick Garris during the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike
|Born||December 4, 1951|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Director, producer, writer|
Life and career
Garris was born in Santa Monica, California. He is known for his work in the horror genre. He has worked with Stephen King Several times, such as directing the horror film Sleepwalkers, written by King and starring Mädchen Amick and is the creator of the Showtime series Masters of Horror and the NBC series Fear Itself. Garris won a 1986 Edgar Award for an episode he wrote for the Steven Spielberg-produced television series Amazing Stories. Garris directed the FEARnet web series Post Mortem. He contributes to the web series Trailers From Hell. Garris was also the co-screenwriter and executive producer of Hocus Pocus. Garris most recently directed the miniseries adaption of Stephen King's novel Bag of Bones and the documentary film Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr., about the life and work of Legend actor Lon Chaney Jr., which screened on the Horror-Rama 2015 in October 2015. He has a role, as Himself in the biography horror film Digging Up the Marrow, from indie director Adam Green.
As of 2015, he is also a member of the board of advisers for the Hollywood Horror Museum.
- Garris received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2006 New York City Horror Film Festival. He received the award in person after a screening of his Masters of Horror episode "Valerie on the Stairs".
|1982||Coming Soon||No||Yes||Yes||Direct-to-video documentary|
|1987||*batteries not included||No||Story||No|
|1988||Critters 2: The Main Course||Yes||Yes||No||Directorial debut|
|1989||The Fly II||No||Yes||No|
|1997||Michael Jackson's Ghosts||No||Yes||No||Musical short|
|2004||Riding the Bullet||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2018||Nightmare Cinema||Yes||Yes||Yes||Segments "The Projectionist", "Dead"|
|1981||The Howling||Man with TV Guide|
|1983||Michael Jackson's Thriller||Zombie||Musical short|
|1988||Critters 2: The Main Course||Critters (voice)|
|1995||The Quick and the Dead||Young Herod's Man|
|1996||The Stupids||Reporter #2|
|2004||Riding the Bullet||Dr. Higgins|
|2005||Gotham Cafe||Father Callahan||Short|
|2007||Brutal Massacre: A Comedy||Himself|
|2010||The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry||Host||Documentary|
|2014||Digging Up the Marrow||Himself|
|2015||Tales of Halloween||The Phantom||Segment "Grim Grinning Ghost"|
|2016||The Rift: Dark Side of the Moon||Martin|
|1979-1981||Fantasy Film Festival||No||Co-Producer||No||No||Talk-Show|
|1980||Fear on Film: Inside 'The Fog'||No||Yes||No||No||TV Movie documentary|
|1981||Making a Monster Movie: Inside 'The Howling'||Yes||Yes||No||No||TV Short documentary|
|1982||The Making of a 'Chilling Tale'||Yes||No||No||No||TV Movie documentary|
|The Making of 'The Thing'||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||TV Movie documentary|
|Take One: Fear on Film||No||Yes||No||No||TV Movie|
|1983||The Making of 'Videodrome'||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||TV Short documentary|
|1984||Cheeseball Presents||No||Associate||No||No||TV Movie|
|1985||The Making of 'The Goonies'||Yes||Yes||No||No||TV Short documentary|
|1985-1987||Amazing Stories||Yes||No||Yes||No||Wrote teleplays for 8 episodes|
Directed and wrote story episode 'Life on Death Row'
Story editor in 22 episodes
|1988||Freddy's Nightmares||Yes||No||No||No||Episode 'Killer Instinct'|
|1990||Psycho IV: The Beginning||Yes||No||No||No||TV Movie|
|1990-1991||She-Wolf of London||No||No||Yes||Yes||Wrote episode 'She-Wolf of London'|
Created and executive consulting 20 episodes
|1994||The Stand||Yes||No||No||No||4 episodes|
|Tales from the Crypt||Yes||No||No||No||Episode 'Whirlpool'|
|1995||New York Undercover||Yes||No||No||No||Episode 'The Smoking Section'|
|1997||Quicksilver Highway||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||TV Movie|
|The Shining||Yes||No||No||No||3 episodes|
|1998||Virtual Obsession||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||TV Movie|
|2000||The Others||Yes||Supervising||Yes||No||Wrote episode 'Don't Dream It's Over'|
Directing and supervising producing 3 episodes
|2001||The Judge||Yes||No||No||No||Episode 'Part One'|
|2002||Lost in Oz||Yes||No||No||No||TV Movie|
|2005-2007||Masters of Horror||No||Executive||Yes||Yes||Wrote 4 episodes|
Created and executive produced 26 episodes
|2007||Masters of Science Fiction||Yes||Co-Executive||No||No||Directed 2 episodes|
Co-executive produced 4 episodes
|2008-2009||Fear Itself||No||No||Yes||Yes||Wrote episode 'The Sacrifice'|
Created 11 episodes
|2010||Happy Town||Yes||No||No||No||Episode 'Polly Wants a Crack at Her'|
|2010-2016||Post Mortem with Mick Garris||No||Executive||No||Yes||Created 11 episodes|
|2011||Bag of Bones||Yes||Executive||No||No||2 episodes|
|2013||Pretty Little Liars||Yes||No||No||No||Episode 'Gamma Zeta Die!'|
|Witches of East End||Yes||No||No||No||Episode 'The Fall of the House of Beauchamp'|
|2016||Shadowhunters||Yes||No||No||No||Episode 'The Descent Into Hell Isn't Easy'|
|Dead of Summer||Yes||No||No||No||2 episodes|
|2017-2018||Once Upon a Time||Yes||No||No||No||2 episodes|
|2018||History of Horror||No||Consulting||No||No||Documentary series|
|1979-1981||Fantasy Film Festival||Host||Talk-Show|
|1982||Take One: Fear on Film||TV Movie|
|1994||The Stand||Henry Dunbarton||Episode 'The Plague'|
|1997||Quicksilver Highway||Surgeon in Hospital Hallway||TV Movie|
|The Shining||AA Hartwell||Episode #2|
|2010-2016||Post Mortem with Mick Garris||Host||11 episodes|
- "Movies". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
- Holden, Stephen (April 11, 1992). "Review/Film; Fiends With Nasty Feeding Habits". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
- Moore, Debi (8 July 2012). "The Walking Dead Season 3: Take a Zombie Studio Tour with Greg Nicotero". dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
- Dyar, Amanda (24 July 2012). "Hotel Transylvania Making Its Way to Nintendo DS/3DS". dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
- Maslin, Janet (July 16, 1993). "Review/Film; Bette Midler, Queen Witch in Heavy Makeup". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
- Moore, Debi (11 September 2012). "Edgar Allan Poe Says "Boo!" in This New Collectible Bust from Tim Bruckner". dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
- Gambin, Lee (10 March 2015). "Q&A: Horror Maestro Mick Garris Revisits "PSYCHO IV: THE BEGINNING"". Fangoria. Archived from the original on 5 January 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
- "HORROR-RAMA 2015 Welcomes Rochon & The Soska Twins to Toronto!". Fangoria. 25 March 2015. Archived from the original on 25 March 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
- Barton, Steve (26 March 2015). "Digging Up the Marrow - Play Chicken With this Exclusive Clip". dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
- "Episode 79: Post Mortem with Mick Garris!". Blumhouse. BH Digital LLC. 16 January 2018. Archived from the original on 2 May 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
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