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Fred Dekker is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American born on 9 april 1959 at San Francisco (USA)

Fred Dekker

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Nationality USA
Birth 9 april 1959 (59 years) at San Francisco (USA)

Fred Dekker (born April 9, 1959) is an American writer and director of the cult classic films Night of the Creeps and The Monster Squad (written with Shane Black). He contributed the story ideas for both House (1986) and Ricochet (1991). He also directed and wrote RoboCop 3 (co-written with Frank Miller).

Dekker was born on April 9, 1959 in San Francisco, California.

One of his earliest movies was a short film he made in college titled Starcruisers directed in the early 1980s.

Night of the Creeps was released on DVD in 2009. In a June 20, 2005 interview, Dekker said he was currently working on a, "scary, end-of-the-world thriller."

Biography

Fred Dekker nait à San Francisco en Californie le 9 avril 1959.

Il fréquente l'Université de Californie à Los Angeles (UCLA) où il est notamment renvoyé de l'UCLA film schools. Il y étudie alors l'anglais et a pour camarade de classe Shane Black, Chris Matheson et Ed Solomon.

En 1986, il écrit et réalise le film d'horreur Extra Sangsues (Night of the Creeps), présenté dans plusieurs festivals, dont le Festival international du film fantastique d'Avoriaz 1987. Il récidive peu de temps après avec The Monster Squad. Dès 1989, il travaille sur la série télévisée Les Contes de la crypte comme scénariste et réalisateur. Il tourne ensuite RoboCop 3 qui sort en 1993, après de nombreux problème du studio Orion Pictures.

Entre 2001 et 2002, il officie comme producteur consultant sur 21 épisodes de la saison 1 de Star Trek: Enterprise.

Usually with

Shane Black
Shane Black
(4 films)
Dick Miller
Dick Miller
(2 films)
Phil Tippett
Phil Tippett
(2 films)
Ethan Wiley
Ethan Wiley
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Fred Dekker (9 films)

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Actor

That Guy Dick Miller, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Dick Miller, Allan Arkush, Belinda Balaski, Roger Corman, Meiert Avis, Joe Dante
Roles Himself
Rating72% 3.623393.623393.623393.623393.62339
The documentary surveys the life and acting career of Dick Miller, who has performed in over 170 roles in various films and television shows as a character actor. It features several interviews, as well as footage from many of Miller's performances.

Director

RoboCop 3
RoboCop 3 (1993)
, 1h57
Directed by Fred Dekker
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Sports films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Superhero films, Films about disabilities, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Anticipation, Robot films
Actors Robert John Burke, Lee Arenberg, Nancy Allen, Rip Torn, John Castle, Jill Hennessy
Rating40% 2.003252.003252.003252.003252.00325
After Robocop 2, Detroit is on the verge of bankruptcy after a series of failed business plans and drop of stocks, and are now struggling with their plans to create the new Delta City. To speed up the process, OCP creates an armed force called the Urban Rehabilitators, nick-named "Rehabs," under the command of Paul McDaggett (John Castle). Ostensibly its purpose is to combat rising crime in Old Detroit, augmenting the ranks of the Detroit Police Department in apprehending violent criminals. In reality, it has been set up to forcibly relocate the residents of Cadillac Heights. Nikko, a Japanese-American computer whiz kid, loses her parents in the process.
The Monster Squad, 1h18
Directed by Fred Dekker
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Films about magic and magicians, Films based on science fiction novels, Wolves in film, Dracula films, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Comedy horror films, Cyberpunk films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Andre Gower, Ryan Lambert, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr, Tom Noonan, Mary Ellen Trainor
Rating70% 3.548463.548463.548463.548463.54846
The Monster Squad is a society of young pre-teens who idolize classic monsters and monster movies and hold their meetings in a tree clubhouse. Club leader Sean (Andre Gower), whose five-year-old sister Phoebe (Ashley Bank) desperately wants to join the club, is given the diary of legendary monster hunter Dr. Abraham Van Helsing (Jack Gwillim), but his excitement abates when he finds it is written in German. Sean, his best friend Patrick (Robby Kiger), and the rest of the Monster Squad visit an elderly man, known as the "Scary German Guy" (Leonardo Cimino), actually a kind gentleman, to translate the diary. When the Monster Squad wonders how the German man is so knowledgeable about Van Helsing's battle with monsters, he wryly comments that "he has some experience with monsters" and his shirt sleeve briefly reveals a Concentration camp number tattoo.
Night of the Creeps, 1h29
Directed by Fred Dekker
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Comedy science fiction films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Jason Lively, Jill Whitlow, Tom Atkins, Allan Kayser, David Paymer, Dave Alan Johnson
Rating67% 3.398793.398793.398793.398793.39879
In 1959, on board a spacecraft, two aliens race to keep an experiment from being released by a third member of the crew. The seemingly possessed third alien shoots the canister into space where it crashes to Earth. Nearby, a college man takes his date to a parking spot when they see a falling star and investigate. It lands in the path of an escaped criminally insane mental patient. As his date is attacked by the axe-wielding maniac, the boy finds the canister, from which a small slug-like thing jumps out and into his mouth.

Scriptwriter

RoboCop 3
RoboCop 3 (1993)
, 1h57
Directed by Fred Dekker
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Sports films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Superhero films, Films about disabilities, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Anticipation, Robot films
Actors Robert John Burke, Lee Arenberg, Nancy Allen, Rip Torn, John Castle, Jill Hennessy
Rating40% 2.003252.003252.003252.003252.00325
After Robocop 2, Detroit is on the verge of bankruptcy after a series of failed business plans and drop of stocks, and are now struggling with their plans to create the new Delta City. To speed up the process, OCP creates an armed force called the Urban Rehabilitators, nick-named "Rehabs," under the command of Paul McDaggett (John Castle). Ostensibly its purpose is to combat rising crime in Old Detroit, augmenting the ranks of the Detroit Police Department in apprehending violent criminals. In reality, it has been set up to forcibly relocate the residents of Cadillac Heights. Nikko, a Japanese-American computer whiz kid, loses her parents in the process.
Ricochet
Ricochet (1991)
, 1h45
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Denzel Washington, John Lithgow, Ice-T, Kevin Pollak, Lindsay Wagner, Rielle Hunter
Roles Story
Rating60% 3.0497053.0497053.0497053.0497053.049705
Fils d'une famille défavorisée, Nick Styles s'est engagé dans la police. Une brillante arrestation, celle du criminel Earl Talbot Blake, lui vaut les honneurs de la presse. Styles gravit alors les échelons et devient procureur.
If Looks Could Kill, 1h28
Directed by William Dear
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Richard Grieco, Linda Hunt, Roger Rees, Gabrielle Anwar, Roger Daltrey, Robin Bartlett
Rating57% 2.8513452.8513452.8513452.8513452.851345
Eighteen-year-old Michael Corben (Richard Grieco) of Detroit, Michigan, is a slacker. Rather than attending his high school French class, he spends all of his time drinking and partying, until come graduation when all of his debauchery catches up to him and he learns that he cannot graduate without a French credit. He has only one more chance to obtain the credit: the French teacher, Mrs. Grober (Robin Bartlett), and the French Club are headed to France for summer school, and Michael must accompany them and participate if he wants to graduate next summer.
House II: The Second Story, 1h28
Directed by Ethan Wiley
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Ghost films, Zombie films, Comedy horror films
Actors Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Royal Dano, Bill Maher, John Ratzenberger, Lar Park Lincoln
Roles Story
Rating54% 2.70142.70142.70142.70142.7014
Young urban professionals Jesse (Arye Gross) and his girlfriend Kate (Lar Park Lincoln) move into an old mansion that has been in Jesse's family for generations. They are soon joined by Jesse's goofy friend Charlie (Jonathan Stark), who brought along his diva girlfriend Lana (Amy Yasbeck), in the hopes of being discovered by Kate, who works for a record company. Jesse has returned to this old family mansion after his parents were murdered when he was a baby. While going through old things in the basement, Jesse finds a picture of his great-great grandfather (and namesake) in front of a Mayan temple holding a crystal skull with jewels in the eyes. In the background is a man Jesse learns is Slim Razor, a former partner of his great-great grandfather turned bitter enemy after a disagreement over who would get to keep the skull.
The Monster Squad, 1h18
Directed by Fred Dekker
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Films about magic and magicians, Films based on science fiction novels, Wolves in film, Dracula films, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Comedy horror films, Cyberpunk films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Andre Gower, Ryan Lambert, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr, Tom Noonan, Mary Ellen Trainor
Roles Writer
Rating70% 3.548463.548463.548463.548463.54846
The Monster Squad is a society of young pre-teens who idolize classic monsters and monster movies and hold their meetings in a tree clubhouse. Club leader Sean (Andre Gower), whose five-year-old sister Phoebe (Ashley Bank) desperately wants to join the club, is given the diary of legendary monster hunter Dr. Abraham Van Helsing (Jack Gwillim), but his excitement abates when he finds it is written in German. Sean, his best friend Patrick (Robby Kiger), and the rest of the Monster Squad visit an elderly man, known as the "Scary German Guy" (Leonardo Cimino), actually a kind gentleman, to translate the diary. When the Monster Squad wonders how the German man is so knowledgeable about Van Helsing's battle with monsters, he wryly comments that "he has some experience with monsters" and his shirt sleeve briefly reveals a Concentration camp number tattoo.
Night of the Creeps, 1h29
Directed by Fred Dekker
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Comedy science fiction films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Jason Lively, Jill Whitlow, Tom Atkins, Allan Kayser, David Paymer, Dave Alan Johnson
Roles Writer
Rating67% 3.398793.398793.398793.398793.39879
In 1959, on board a spacecraft, two aliens race to keep an experiment from being released by a third member of the crew. The seemingly possessed third alien shoots the canister into space where it crashes to Earth. Nearby, a college man takes his date to a parking spot when they see a falling star and investigate. It lands in the path of an escaped criminally insane mental patient. As his date is attacked by the axe-wielding maniac, the boy finds the canister, from which a small slug-like thing jumps out and into his mouth.
House
House (1986)
, 1h33
Directed by Steve Miner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Ghost films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll, Kay Lenz, Mary Stävin, Michael Ensign
Rating61% 3.0995253.0995253.0995253.0995253.099525
Roger Cobb (William Katt), an author of horror novels, is a troubled man. He has recently separated from his wife (Kay Lenz); their only son has disappeared without a trace; and his favorite aunt (Susan French), has just died, an apparent suicide by hanging. On top of everything else, it has been more than a year since the release of his latest book and he is being pressured by his publisher to write another.