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John Erick Dowdle is a Director, Scriptwriter, Executive producer and Editor American born on 1 december 1973 at Saint Paul (USA)

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Nationality USA
Birth 1 december 1973 (49 years) at Saint Paul (USA)

John Erick Dowdle (born December 1973) is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and editor, best known for horror films.

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Filmography of John Erick Dowdle (7 films)

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Director

No Escape
No Escape (2015)
, 1h43
Directed by John Erick Dowdle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan, Lake Bell, Sterling Jerins, Spencer Garrett, Jim Lau
Rating67% 3.3525953.3525953.3525953.3525953.352595
In an unnamed Southeast Asian country, a group of armed rebels stage a coup and assassinate the prime minister after a meeting with a foreign diplomat.
As Above, So Below, 1h33
Directed by John Erick Dowdle
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion
Actors Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, François Civil, Pablo Nicomedes, Roger Van Hool
Rating62% 3.1064053.1064053.1064053.1064053.106405
Scarlett Marlowe, a young alchemy scholar, continues her dead father's work searching for the philosopher's stone, a legendary alchemical substance said to be capable of turning base metals such as lead into gold or silver and grant eternal life, discovered by Nicolas Flamel. After finding the "Rose Key" in a cave in Iran which she narrowly escapes as it collapses, she travels to Paris, where she then enlists the help of George, her former lover whom she abandoned in Turkey while in pursuit of the stone. Along with Benji the cameraman, they translate Flamel's headstone, which contains a riddle that leads them to a point, 370 feet underneath the streets of Paris. She then enlists the help of a guide called Papillon, his girlfriend Souxie, and friend Zed to search the Catacombs beneath Paris, France, to locate the stone. George explicitly refuses to go, but is driven into the caves with the group when they are spotted by a policeman. After crawling through a narrow tunnel which collapses, they encounter some female cultists who are singing and have possessed appearances. They find themselves a blocked tunnel that Papillion is reluctant to breach, as the only people who have gone through, including Pap's friend La Taupe (The Mole), have never been seen again.
Devil
Devil (2010)
, 1h20
Directed by John Erick Dowdle
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Transport films, Demons in film
Actors Geoffrey Arend, Bokeem Woodbine, Jenny O'Hara, Logan Marshall-Green, Chris Messina, Bojana Novakovic
Rating62% 3.147493.147493.147493.147493.14749
Ramirez (Jacob Vargas) speaks in a voice-over about stories that his mother told him about the devil sometimes actively seeking out individuals who have sinned, while they're still alive on Earth. While taking human form, he traps them in a confined place only to turn them against each other, before killing them one at a time. Ramirez explains that the last victim will die in front of his or her loved one to make cynics of them all. He says that the signs are set in motion with a suicide, as that is when the Devil first makes his presence known. This story is abruptly interrupted by a violent suicide of a man who had fallen from the thirty-fifth floor of a Philadelphia office building. The truck he falls on rolls silently away.
Quarantine
Quarantine (2008)
, 1h29
Directed by John Erick Dowdle
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about the labor movement, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Jennifer Carpenter, Jay Hernández, Columbus Short, Greg Germann, Steve Harris, Marin Hinkle
Rating58% 2.94912.94912.94912.94912.9491
A television reporter named Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) and her cameraman Scott Percival (Steve Harris) are assigned to follow firefighters Jake (Jay Hernandez) and Fletcher (Johnathon Schaech) on their night shift. The crew responds to an emergency call from an apartment building. The apartment manager Yuri (Rade Sherbedgia) says that he and other residents heard screams from the room of an old woman named Mrs. Espinoza (Jeannie Epper), who has locked herself in her apartment. Jake, Fletcher, Yuri, police officers Danny (Columbus Short) and James (Andrew Fiscella), and the camera crew go to the apartment, where they find Mrs. Espinoza in serious condition. She is bleeding severely and foaming at the mouth. Moments later, they are attacked by Espinoza who bites James in the neck. They take him downstairs for medical assistance, while Fletcher stays with a now sedated Mrs. Espinoza upstairs. However, when they get downstairs, they find the apartment doors have been locked from the outside, leaving everyone, including several residents, trapped inside. Upstairs, Fletcher is attacked by Mrs. Espinoza and thrown from the railing to the ground, leaving him in serious condition. Lawrence (Greg Germann), a veterinarian, starts tending to the injured as best as possible.
The Poughkeepsie Tapes, 1h26
Directed by John Erick Dowdle
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about films, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Bobbi Sue Luther, Ivar Brogger, Ron Harper, Iris Bahr, Todd Cahoon, Henry Dittman
Rating60% 3.006883.006883.006883.006883.00688
When police raid a house in a city north of New York, they discover a profoundly disturbing record of one man's ugly crimes. Investigators find over 800 videotapes shot by the killer which present a visual record of his murders in all their horrifying details. Both state and federal law enforcement teams sift through the gruesome images, looking for clues of his identity, the identity of his victims, and where he could have gone. Repeated viewings of the materials reveal little beyond the terrible facts of the crimes, and as the authorities comb through the madman's images, they find the tapes have had a disquieting effect on them.

Scriptwriter

No Escape
No Escape (2015)
, 1h43
Directed by John Erick Dowdle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan, Lake Bell, Sterling Jerins, Spencer Garrett, Jim Lau
Roles Writer
Rating67% 3.3525953.3525953.3525953.3525953.352595
In an unnamed Southeast Asian country, a group of armed rebels stage a coup and assassinate the prime minister after a meeting with a foreign diplomat.
As Above, So Below, 1h33
Directed by John Erick Dowdle
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion
Actors Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, François Civil, Pablo Nicomedes, Roger Van Hool
Rating62% 3.1064053.1064053.1064053.1064053.106405
Scarlett Marlowe, a young alchemy scholar, continues her dead father's work searching for the philosopher's stone, a legendary alchemical substance said to be capable of turning base metals such as lead into gold or silver and grant eternal life, discovered by Nicolas Flamel. After finding the "Rose Key" in a cave in Iran which she narrowly escapes as it collapses, she travels to Paris, where she then enlists the help of George, her former lover whom she abandoned in Turkey while in pursuit of the stone. Along with Benji the cameraman, they translate Flamel's headstone, which contains a riddle that leads them to a point, 370 feet underneath the streets of Paris. She then enlists the help of a guide called Papillon, his girlfriend Souxie, and friend Zed to search the Catacombs beneath Paris, France, to locate the stone. George explicitly refuses to go, but is driven into the caves with the group when they are spotted by a policeman. After crawling through a narrow tunnel which collapses, they encounter some female cultists who are singing and have possessed appearances. They find themselves a blocked tunnel that Papillion is reluctant to breach, as the only people who have gone through, including Pap's friend La Taupe (The Mole), have never been seen again.
Quarantine 2: Terminal, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Transport films, Aviation films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Dans un avion, Disaster films
Actors Mercedes Masohn, George Back, Josh Cooke, Mattie Liptak, Bre Blair, John Curran
Roles Writer
Rating52% 2.605962.605962.605962.605962.60596
On a flight from Los Angeles to Nashville, one of the passengers, Ralph Bundt becomes violent and attempts to enter the cockpit, demanding he be let off the plane. Ralph had been bitten by a hamster which is really a lab rat, brought onto the plane by Henry (Josh Cooke) for his school students. Ralph is restrained, but not before he bites one of the flight attendants, Paula, on the face, much to her friend, Jenny's (Mercedes Masohn), horror. Disobeying orders, Captain Forrest and his co-pilot Willsy find a jetway operated by a baggage handler Ed Ramirez (Ignacio Serricchio). Everyone escapes the plane, except for the elderly couple Bev Stevens and her paralyzed mute husband Doc Stevens, and the pilots, who try to keep the violent Ralph contained in an aircraft bathroom. However, they learn that they have been locked out of the airport. Soon, armed soldiers and what appear to be CDC scientists surround the terminal. Ed shows them a door that will lead them to tarmac level but it is locked.
Quarantine
Quarantine (2008)
, 1h29
Directed by John Erick Dowdle
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about the labor movement, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Jennifer Carpenter, Jay Hernández, Columbus Short, Greg Germann, Steve Harris, Marin Hinkle
Roles Writer
Rating58% 2.94912.94912.94912.94912.9491
A television reporter named Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) and her cameraman Scott Percival (Steve Harris) are assigned to follow firefighters Jake (Jay Hernandez) and Fletcher (Johnathon Schaech) on their night shift. The crew responds to an emergency call from an apartment building. The apartment manager Yuri (Rade Sherbedgia) says that he and other residents heard screams from the room of an old woman named Mrs. Espinoza (Jeannie Epper), who has locked herself in her apartment. Jake, Fletcher, Yuri, police officers Danny (Columbus Short) and James (Andrew Fiscella), and the camera crew go to the apartment, where they find Mrs. Espinoza in serious condition. She is bleeding severely and foaming at the mouth. Moments later, they are attacked by Espinoza who bites James in the neck. They take him downstairs for medical assistance, while Fletcher stays with a now sedated Mrs. Espinoza upstairs. However, when they get downstairs, they find the apartment doors have been locked from the outside, leaving everyone, including several residents, trapped inside. Upstairs, Fletcher is attacked by Mrs. Espinoza and thrown from the railing to the ground, leaving him in serious condition. Lawrence (Greg Germann), a veterinarian, starts tending to the injured as best as possible.
The Poughkeepsie Tapes, 1h26
Directed by John Erick Dowdle
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about films, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Bobbi Sue Luther, Ivar Brogger, Ron Harper, Iris Bahr, Todd Cahoon, Henry Dittman
Roles Writer
Rating60% 3.006883.006883.006883.006883.00688
When police raid a house in a city north of New York, they discover a profoundly disturbing record of one man's ugly crimes. Investigators find over 800 videotapes shot by the killer which present a visual record of his murders in all their horrifying details. Both state and federal law enforcement teams sift through the gruesome images, looking for clues of his identity, the identity of his victims, and where he could have gone. Repeated viewings of the materials reveal little beyond the terrible facts of the crimes, and as the authorities comb through the madman's images, they find the tapes have had a disquieting effect on them.

Producer

Devil
Devil (2010)
, 1h20
Directed by John Erick Dowdle
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Transport films, Demons in film
Actors Geoffrey Arend, Bokeem Woodbine, Jenny O'Hara, Logan Marshall-Green, Chris Messina, Bojana Novakovic
Roles Executive producer
Rating62% 3.147493.147493.147493.147493.14749
Ramirez (Jacob Vargas) speaks in a voice-over about stories that his mother told him about the devil sometimes actively seeking out individuals who have sinned, while they're still alive on Earth. While taking human form, he traps them in a confined place only to turn them against each other, before killing them one at a time. Ramirez explains that the last victim will die in front of his or her loved one to make cynics of them all. He says that the signs are set in motion with a suicide, as that is when the Devil first makes his presence known. This story is abruptly interrupted by a violent suicide of a man who had fallen from the thirty-fifth floor of a Philadelphia office building. The truck he falls on rolls silently away.
Transcendent Man, 1h23
Directed by Robert Barry Ptolemy
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about technology
Actors William Shatner, Stevie Wonder
Roles Executive producer
Rating70% 3.5421253.5421253.5421253.5421253.542125
Raymond Kurzweil, noted inventor and futurist, is a man who refuses to accept the inevitability of physical death. He proposes that the Law of Accelerating Returns—the exponential increase in the growth of information technology—will result in a "singularity", a point where humanity and machines will merge, allowing one to transcend biological mortality: advances in genetics will provide the knowledge to reprogram biology, eliminate disease and stop the aging process; nanotechnology will keep humans healthy from the inside using robotic "red blood cells" and provide a human-computer interface within the brain; robotics, or artificial intelligence, will make superhuman intelligence possible, including the ability to back up the mind.

Editor

The Poughkeepsie Tapes, 1h26
Directed by John Erick Dowdle
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about films, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Bobbi Sue Luther, Ivar Brogger, Ron Harper, Iris Bahr, Todd Cahoon, Henry Dittman
Roles Editor
Rating60% 3.006883.006883.006883.006883.00688
When police raid a house in a city north of New York, they discover a profoundly disturbing record of one man's ugly crimes. Investigators find over 800 videotapes shot by the killer which present a visual record of his murders in all their horrifying details. Both state and federal law enforcement teams sift through the gruesome images, looking for clues of his identity, the identity of his victims, and where he could have gone. Repeated viewings of the materials reveal little beyond the terrible facts of the crimes, and as the authorities comb through the madman's images, they find the tapes have had a disquieting effect on them.