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Mick Garris is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 4 december 1951 at Santa Monica (USA)

Mick Garris

Mick Garris
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Birth name Michael Alan Garris
Nationality USA
Birth 4 december 1951 (68 years) at Santa Monica (USA)

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

Biography

He is best known for his adaptations of Stephen King stories, such as directing the horror film Sleepwalkers starring Mädchen Amick and is the creator of the Showtime series Masters of Horror. 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 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. 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.

Best films

Unbroken (2014)
(Executive producer)

Usually with

Stephen King
Stephen King
(7 films)
John Landis
John Landis
(9 films)
Matt Frewer
Matt Frewer
(5 films)
Clive Barker
Clive Barker
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Mick Garris (24 films)

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Actor

Tales of Halloween, 1h37
Directed by Neil Marshall, Darren Lynn Bousman, Lucky McKee, Axelle Carolyn, Mike Mendez, Adam Gierasch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children
Actors Barry Bostwick, Keir Gilchrist, Adrienne Barbeau, Pollyanna McIntosh, Samuel Witwer, Ben E. Woolf
Roles The Phantom
Rating54% 2.749522.749522.749522.749522.74952
Les 10 histoires se déroulent dans une ville américaine, dont les habitants sont terrorisés par des goules, des extraterrestres et des tueurs en série pendant la nuit d'Halloween.
Digging Up the Marrow, 1h28
Directed by Adam Green
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Ray Wise, Adam Green, Kane Hodder, Mick Garris, Rileah Vanderbilt, Tom Holland
Roles Himself
Rating57% 2.899952.899952.899952.899952.89995
Filmmaker Adam Green begins a documentary about artwork that features monsters. Green is surprised when William Dekker, a retired police officer, contacts him and claims to have proof of the existence of monsters. Green's wife reacts skeptically, but he reworks his documentary to focus on Dekker and his efforts to expose the monsters' underground home, which he calls the Marrow.
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Horror, Historical
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about historical events
Actors Lance Henriksen, Larry Cohen, Joe Dante, John Carpenter, Darren Lynn Bousman, Mick Garris
Roles Himself
Rating71% 3.5938553.5938553.5938553.5938553.593855
The documentary mainly focuses on the connection between events in the United States during the last century and the attraction that horror films have to moviegoing audiences. Filmmakers, producers, and historians such as John Carpenter, George A. Romero, Tom McLoughlin, and Mick Garris examine and give their opinions on such links between occurring events and horror movie themes. The discussion first begins with the connections found between World War I and films featuring human-like monsters and ideas, such as Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Seventh Victim. The topic then moves on to World War II and the Holocaust, and the widespread atomic paranoia associated with B movies of the 1950s like Tarantula and Creature with the Atom Brain.
Riding the Bullet, 1h38
Directed by Mick Garris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Transport films, Ghost films, Road movies
Actors Jonathan Jackson, David Arquette, Cliff Robertson, Barbara Hershey, Erika Christensen, Nicky Katt
Roles Dr. Higgins
Rating52% 2.6000152.6000152.6000152.6000152.600015
Set in 1969, Alan Parker (Jonathan Jackson) is a young artist, studying at the University of Maine. He becomes obsessed with death, and believing he is losing his girlfriend, Jessica (Christensen), he tries to commit suicide on his birthday. His friends surprise him and he cuts himself sending him to the hospital. He eventually recovers and decides to go with them to a John Lennon concert.
Quicksilver Highway, 1h30
Directed by Mick Garris
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Actors Christopher Lloyd, Matt Frewer, Raphael Sbarge, Bill Nunn, Silas Weir Mitchell, Veronica Cartwright
Roles Surgeon in Hospital Hallway (uncredited)
Rating49% 2.454512.454512.454512.454512.45451
The main story is centered on Aaron Quicksilver (played by Christopher Lloyd), a travelling showman who tells horror stories to the people he meets. He first runs into a newly married couple who are hitchhiking, to whom he tells the story "Chattery Teeth", about a man who is saved from a dangerous hitchhiker by a set of wind-up toy teeth. He later runs into a pickpocket to whom he tells the story "The Body Politic", a story about a man whose hands rebel against him.
The Stupids, 1h34
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Tom Arnold, Jessica Lundy, Bug Hall, Alex McKenna, Scott Kraft, Mark Metcalf
Roles Reporter #2
Rating42% 2.1040052.1040052.1040052.1040052.104005
Joan and Stanley Stupid are convinced they are victims of a conspiracy that steals their garbage every week and in an attempt to uncover this, Stanley follows the garbage truck to the city dump where he stumbles across Lieutenant Neidermeyer who is selling contraband weaponry to a group of terrorists. Neidermeyer believes Stanley to be a secret agent who has uncovered their operation and orders him to be assassinated, and after several attempts on his life result in humorous dispatching of his would be assassins, Stanley narrowly escapes a carbomb and is presumed dead by Neidermeyer.
The Quick and the Dead, 1h47
Directed by Sam Raimi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobin Bell, Roberts Blossom
Roles Young Herod's Man
Rating63% 3.199983.199983.199983.199983.19998
An unnamed gunslinger, referred to as The Lady, enters the Old West town of Redemption circa 1881 where she enters a single elimination gunfighting contest held by Redemption's ruthless leader, John Herod, a former outlaw. She meets Cort, a former Herod henchman turned reverend, whom Herod captures and forces to enter the contest; and Fee, also known as "The Kid," a brash young gun shop owner who hopes to impress Herod, whom he believes to be his father, by winning the contest. Though now a preacher, Cort is an amazingly fast and talented gunfighter, and the only man that Herod truly respects and fears. Herod covers this by treating Cort cruelly, denying him water, beating him and keeping him chained to an old fountain.
The Stand (TV miniseries), 6h6
Directed by Mick Garris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror, Romance, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Demons in film, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Road movies, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Rob Lowe, Laura San Giacomo, Miguel Ferrer
Roles Henry Dunbarton
Rating71% 3.5983753.5983753.5983753.5983753.598375
At a government laboratory in rural California, a weaponized version of influenza (called Project Blue) is accidentally released, immediately wiping out everyone on staff except for military policeman Charles Campion and his family, who flee the base. However, Campion is already infected by the superflu, nicknamed "Captain Trips", and spreads it to the outside world. That evening, Campion crashes his car at a gas station in East Texas where Stu Redman (Gary Sinise) and some friends have gathered. When they investigate, they find Campion dying of the flu next to his wife and baby daughter, who are already dead. Campion tells Stu with his dying breath that he was followed from the base by a mysterious figure, and states "You can't outrun the Dark Man". The next day, the U.S. military arrive to quarantine the town. While the other townspeople quickly become ill and die, Stu remains healthy and is confined at a CDC facility in Vermont order to study a possible cure. This proves futile and the superflu rages unchecked, causing civilization to collapse and killing over 99% of the population of the entire world in less than two months.
Michael Jackson's Thriller
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Horror, Musical
Themes Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Zombie films, Musical films, Films about viral outbreaks, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films
Actors Michael Jackson, Ola Ray, Vincent Price, Cynthia Garris, Mick Garris, Forrest J Ackerman
Roles Zombie (uncredited)
Rating86% 4.3424354.3424354.3424354.3424354.342435
Dans les années 1950, Michael Jackson et une jeune femme (Ola Ray) manquent d'essence en conduisant dans une zone boisée. Ils marchent dans la forêt et Michael lui demande d'être sa petite amie. Elle accepte. Il l'avertit qu'il n'est "pas comme les autres", se transforme en loup-garou et l'attaque.

Director

Bag of Bones
Directed by Mick Garris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Horror
Themes Films about writers, Ghost films
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Annabeth Gish, Melissa George, Anika Noni Rose, Caitlin Carmichael, William Schallert
Rating58% 2.900462.900462.900462.900462.90046
Best-selling novelist Mike Noonan and his wife, Jo, are unable to conceive children; Mike conceals that he has a low sperm count. Jo is killed by a bus while crossing a street. As she dies in his arms, Mike notices she bought a pregnancy test, and assumes that she may have been having an affair. Overcome by grief from her death, Mike develops a case of writer's block. He suffers a series of nightmares about his wife and their summer home on Dark Score Lake in Maine. On advice from his brother, Sid, Mike takes a trip to the summer house.
Desperation, 2h11
Directed by Mick Garris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Ron Perlman, Tom Skerritt, Charles Durning, Steven Weber, Annabeth Gish, Shane Haboucha
Rating53% 2.6503752.6503752.6503752.6503752.650375
In the Nevada desert, a couple, Peter and Mary Jackson are driving just as they are stopped by a sheriff, Collie Entragian. He soon learns they are in possession of marijuana. In response, he takes them to jail. After they enter the police station, they see a little girl, dead, on the floor and Entragian shoots and kills Peter. Mary is thrown in a jail cell along with a young boy, David Carver, his parents, Ralph and Ellen, and an old man, Tom Billingsley. It's also learned the little girl is the Carver's daughter named Pie. In jail. David is praying to God, which he's been doing since his best friend Brian was struck by a drunk driver. In a flashback sequence, David and Brian are bike riding when a drunk driver strikes Brian, the impact causing Brian to fly through the air and into a building. Brian has suffered severe head trauma and injuries to his face. David immediately begins praying to God, offering to sacrifice anything, and to do what ever is asked of him in order to save Brian. At which point, Brian, who was on the brink of death, miraculously regains consciousness. The doctor at the hospital describes Brian's recovery as "miraculous".
Riding the Bullet, 1h38
Directed by Mick Garris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Transport films, Ghost films, Road movies
Actors Jonathan Jackson, David Arquette, Cliff Robertson, Barbara Hershey, Erika Christensen, Nicky Katt
Rating52% 2.6000152.6000152.6000152.6000152.600015
Set in 1969, Alan Parker (Jonathan Jackson) is a young artist, studying at the University of Maine. He becomes obsessed with death, and believing he is losing his girlfriend, Jessica (Christensen), he tries to commit suicide on his birthday. His friends surprise him and he cuts himself sending him to the hospital. He eventually recovers and decides to go with them to a John Lennon concert.
Virtual Obsession, 3h
Directed by Mick Garris
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller
Actors Peter Gallagher, Mimi Rogers, Jake Lloyd, Andy Comeau, Lee Garlington, Michael O'Neill
Rating53% 2.6714452.6714452.6714452.6714452.671445
Scientist Joe Messenger has created a super-computer controlling the city's utilities. Juliet Spring, computer technician who becomes Joe's assistant, is incurably ill and hopes to keep herself alive by downloading her brain and personality into Joe's computer system.