Mick Garris

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Mick Garris
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Born (1951-12-04) December 4, 1951 (age 65)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Occupation Director, producer, writer

Mick Garris (born December 4, 1951) is an American filmmaker and screenwriter born in Santa Monica, California.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Garris was born in Santa Monica, California. He is known for his adaptations of Stephen King stories, such as directing the horror film Sleepwalkers starring Mädchen Amick[2] and is the creator of the Showtime series Masters of Horror[3] 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.[4] He hosted the double feature re-release of The People Under the Stairs and The Serpent and The Rainbow on 20 February 2010 in the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.[5] He contributes to the web series Trailers From Hell. Garris was also the co-screenwriter and executive producer of Hocus Pocus.[6] Garris most recently directed the miniseries adaption of Stephen King's novel Bag of Bones[7] 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.,[8] which screened on the Horror-Rama 2015 in October 2015.[9] He has a role, as Himself in the Biography Horror film Digging Up the Marrow, from Indie Director Adam Green.[10]

As of 2015, he is also a member of the board of advisers for the Hollywood Horror Museum.


Selected filmography[edit]

As writer[edit]


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  2. ^ "Movie Review - Review/Film; Fiends With Nasty Feeding Habits - NYTimes.com". nytimes.com. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Walking Dead Season 3: Take a Zombie Studio Tour with Greg Nicotero - Dread Central". dreadcentral.com. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Hotel Transylvania Making Its Way to Nintendo DS/3DS - Dread Central". dreadcentral.com. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "ParaNorman (2012) - Dread Central". dreadcentral.com. 4 August 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Movie Review - Review/Film; Bette Midler, Queen Witch in Heavy Makeup - NYTimes.com". nytimes.com. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Edgar Allan Poe Says "Boo!" in This New Collectible Bust from Tim Bruckner - Dread Central". dreadcentral.com. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Q&A: Horror Maestro Mick Garris Revisits "PSYCHO IV: THE BEGINNING"". fangoria.com. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "HORROR-RAMA 2015 Welcomes Rochon & The Soska Twins to Toronto!". fangoria.com. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "Digging Up the Marrow - Play Chicken With this Exclusive Clip - Dread Central". dreadcentral.com. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 

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