New generation of directors of horror

by juanchulo_456 | created - 09 Dec 2014 | updated - 09 Dec 2014 | Public

1. James Wan

Producer | The Conjuring 2

James Wan (born 26 February 1977) is an Australian film producer, screenwriter and film director of Malaysian Chinese descent. He is widely known for directing the horror film Saw (2004) and creating Billy the puppet. Wan has also directed Dead Silence (2007), Death Sentence (2007), Insidious (2010)...

Director in the following films: Saw (2004) Dead Silence (2007) Insidious (2010) Insidious 2: Chapter 2 (2013) The Conjuring (2013) Fast & Furious 7 (2015)

2. Adam Wingard

Director | You're Next

At 19 Adam got his start in feature film making early with his directorial debut Home Sick, a slasher horror film starring Bill Moseley and Tom Toweles. However it was his second effort at 24 years old with the film Pop Skull that garnered him a talent to watch. Made for a budget of around 2000 ...

Director in the following films: Paradox Mary (2008) You're Next (2011) V/H/S (2012) The ABCs of Death (2012) Las crónicas del miedo 2 (2013) The Guest (2014)

3. Alexandre Bustillo

Writer | À l'intérieur

Alexandre Bustillo is a writer and director, known for Inside (2007), Aux yeux des vivants (2014) and ABCs of Death 2 (2014).

Director in the following films: Inside (2007) Livid (2011) Among the Living (2014) The ABCs of Death 2 (segment "X is for Xylophone") (2014) Leatherface (Coming Soon)

4. Julien Maury

Writer | À l'intérieur

Julien Maury is a writer and director, known for Inside (2007), Aux yeux des vivants (2014) and ABCs of Death 2 (2014).

Director in the following films: Inside (2007) Livid (2011) Among the Living (2014) The ABCs of Death 2 (segment "X is for Xylophone") (2014) Leatherface (Coming Soon)

5. James Watkins

Director | Eden Lake

James Watkins was born in 1978 in the UK. He is a director and writer, known for Eden Lake (2008), Bastille Day (2016) and The Woman in Black (2012).

Director in the following films: Eden Lake (2008) La dama de negro (2012) Bastille Day (2016)

6. Scott Derrickson

Writer | Sinister

Scott Derrickson was born on July 16, 1966 in Denver, Colorado, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Sinister (2012), Doctor Strange (2016) and The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008).

Director in the following films: Love in the Ruins (Short) (1995) Hellraiser: Inferno (Video) (2000) El exorcismo de Emily Rose (2005) El día que la tierra se detuvo (2008) Sinister (2012) Líbranos del mal (2014) Two Eyes Staring (Coming Soon) Dr. Strange (Coming Soon)

7. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Director | Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Alfonso was born and raised in Laredo, Texas on the US/Mexico border. He received his BFA from NYU and his MFA from AFI. He began his career as personal assistant to Martin Scorsese, Nora Ephron, Robert De Niro and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. He has gone on to direct second unit for Ms. Ephron, ...

Director in the following films and TV series: Glee (TV Series) (8 episodes) (2010-2012) The Carrie Diaries (TV Series) (1 episode) (2013) Red Band Society (TV Series) (1 episode) (2014) The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) American Horror Story (TV Series) (12 episodes) (2011-2014) Me & Earl & the Dying Girl (Coming Soon)

8. Fede Alvarez

Director | Don't Breathe

Fede Alvarez was born on February 9, 1978 in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is a director and writer, known for Don't Breathe (2016), Evil Dead (2013) and El Cojonudo (2005).

Director in the following films: Los pocillos (Short) (2001) El último Alevare (Short) (2003) El cojonudo (Short) (2005) Ataque de pánico! (Short) (2009) Posesión infernal (2013) From Dusk Till Dawn (TV Series) (1 episode) (2014)

9. John Erick Dowdle

Writer | No Escape

John grew up in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. After graduating St. Thomas Academy, an all-boys, military, Catholic highschool, John moved to Iowa City to attend the University of Iowa. There he would make the move from writing to film. Two years later, John moved to Manhattan to attend NYU's film ...

Director in the following films: Full Moon Rising (1996) The Dry Spell (2005) The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) Cuarentena (2008) La reunión del diablo (2010) Así en la Tierra como en el Infierno (2014) The Coup (2015)

10. Alexandre Aja

Director | Haute tension

Alexandre Aja was born on August 7, 1978 in Paris, France as Alexandre Jouan Arcady. He is a producer and director, known for High Tension (2003), Piranha 3D (2010) and The Hills Have Eyes (2006). He is married to Laïla Marrakchi.

Director in the following films: Over the Rainbow (Short) (1997) Furia (1999) Alta tensión (2003) Despertar del diablo (2006) Espejos siniestros (2008) The Esseker File (Video short) (2009) Piraña (2010) Horns (2013) The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2015) Space Adventure Cobra (2017)

11. Jennifer Kent

Director | The Babadook

Jennifer Kent is an actress and director, known for The Babadook (2014), Monster (2005) and Murder Call (1997).

Director in the following films: Monster (Short) (2005) Two Twisted (TV Series) (1 episode) (2006) The Babadook (2014)

12. The Vicious Brothers

Writer | Grave Encounters

The Vicious Brothers is the writing, directing collaboration between brothers Colin Minihan and Stuart Ortiz. Their debut feature film, "Grave Encounters", made on a shoe string budget had its world premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and has since become a cult hit worldwide. Forbes ...

Director in the following films: Fenómeno paranormal (2011)

13. Ti West

Director | The Innkeepers

Ti West was born on October 5, 1980 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. He is a director and writer, known for The Innkeepers (2011), The Sacrament (2013) and The House of the Devil (2009).

Director in the following films: Prey (Short) (2001) The Wicked (Short) (2001) The Roost (2005) Trigger Man (2007) The House of the Devil (2009) Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009) Dead and Lonely (TV Mini-Series) (2009) The Innkeepers (2011) Las crónicas del miedo (segment "Second Honeymoon") (2012) The ABCs of Death (segment "M Is for Miscarriage") (2012) The Sacrament (2013) In a Valley of Violence (2015)

14. Dennison Ramalho

Writer | ABCs of Death 2

Dennison Ramalho is a writer and director, known for ABCs of Death 2 (2014), Ninjas (2011) and Love from Mother Only (2003).

Director in the following films: Nocturnu (Short) (1998) Love from Mother Only (Short) (2003) Ninjas (Short) (2010) The ABCs of Death 2 (segment "J is for Jesus") (2014)

15. Stiles White

Writer | Ouija

Stiles White is known for his work on Ouija (2014), Knowing (2009) and Boogeyman (2005).

Director in the following films: Ouija (2014)

16. James DeMonaco

Writer | The Purge: Anarchy

James DeMonaco was born in 1969 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Purge: Anarchy (2014), The Purge: Election Year (2016) and The Purge (2013).

Director in the following films: El estado de la mafia (2009) La noche de la expiación (2013) 12 horas para sobrevivir (2014) The Purge 3 (2015)

17. Ryan Murphy

Writer | Glee

Ryan Murphy was born on November 30, 1965 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Glee (2009), American Horror Story (2011) and Eat Pray Love (2010). He has been married to David Miller since July 4, 2012. They have two children.

Director in the following films and TV Series: Popular (TV Series) (2 episodes) (2001) Recortes de mi vida (2006) Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (8 episodes) (2003-2006) Pretty/Handsome (TV Movie) (2008) Glee: Programa Piloto - Edición del Director (TV Movie) (2009) Comer, rezar, amar (2010) Glee (TV Series) (8 episodes) (2009-2011) The New Normal (TV Series) (4 episodes) (2012) The Normal Heart (TV Movie) (2014) American Horror Story FreakShow: Extra-Ordinary-Artists (TV Series documentary) (2014) American Horror Story (TV Series) (2 episodes) (2011-2014)

18. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

Director | 28 Weeks Later

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was born on December 5, 1967 in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. He is a producer, known for 28 Weeks Later (2007), Intacto (2001) and Linked (1996).

19. Cary Fukunaga

Producer | Beasts of No Nation

Cary Fukunaga was born on July 10, 1977 in Oakland, California, USA as Cary Joji Fukunaga. He is a producer and director, known for Beasts of No Nation (2015), Sin Nombre (2009) and True Detective (2014).

20. Kevin Smith

Producer | Clerks

Kevin Patrick Smith was born in Red Bank, New Jersey, to Grace (Schultz) and Donald E. Smith, a postal worker. He is very proud of his native state; this fact can be seen in all of his movies. Kevin is of mostly German, with some Irish and English, ancestry.

His first movie, Clerks (1994), was ...

21. Rob Zombie

Writer | The Devil's Rejects

Robert Bartleh Cummings, more famously known as Rob Zombie, was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on January 12, 1965. He is the oldest son of Louise and Robert Cummings, and has a younger brother, Michael David (aka Spider One; b. 1968), who is the lead singer of Powerman 5000. Growing up, Zombie ...

22. Chris Nash

Writer | ABCs of Death 2

Chris Nash is known for his work on ABCs of Death 2 (2014), My Main Squeeze (2011) and Please Stand By... (2007).

23. Marcus Dunstan

Writer | The Collector

Marcus Dunstan is a writer and producer, known for The Collector (2009), Feast (2005) and The Collection (2012).

24. Bryan Bertino

Writer | The Strangers

Bryan Bertino was born on October 17, 1977 in Crowley, Texas, USA as Bryan Michael Bertino. He is a producer and writer, known for The Strangers (2008), The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018) and The Monster (2016).

25. Jerome Sable

Director | The Legend of Beaver Dam

Jerome Sable is a film director, screenwriter, and composer of genre cinema, most known for his work in horror musical comedy.

His directorial debut short film was "The Legend of Beaver Dam," a horror musical comedy which opened Midnight Madness at the Toronto International Film Festival and went on...

26. Oren Peli

Producer | Paranormal Activity

Oren Peli is a producer and writer, known for Paranormal Activity (2007), Chernobyl Diaries (2012) and Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014).

27. Neil Marshall

Director | Dog Soldiers

Neil Marshall was born on May 25, 1970 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He is a director and producer, known for Dog Soldiers (2002), The Descent (2005) and Doomsday (2008). He was previously married to Axelle Carolyn.

29. Eduardo Sánchez

Director | The Blair Witch Project

Eduardo Sanchez was born in Cuba in 1968. It was at a young age he gained an interest in film making. At Wheaton High School Ed made school movie projects such as Shrimp Fried Vice and Pride (in the name of Love) all of which starred his friends and family, as well as Ed himself.

After High School ...

30. Pascal Laugier

Director | Martyrs

Pascal Laugier is a director and writer, known for Martyrs (2008), The Tall Man (2012) and Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001).

32. Tom Six

Director | The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

Tom Six was born on August 29, 1973 in Alkmaar, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. He is a director and writer, known for The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009), The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) and The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011).

33. Eli Roth

Actor | Inglourious Basterds

Eli Raphael Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Cora (Bialis), a painter, and Sheldon H. Roth, a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and clinical professor. His family is Jewish (from Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Poland). He began shooting Super 8 films at the age of eight, after watching Ridley ...

34. Jon Watts

Director | Cop Car

Jon Watts was born on June 28, 1981 in Fountain, Colorado, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Cop Car (2015), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and The Onion News Network (2011).

35. Andy Muschietti

Director | Mama

Andy Muschietti is a director and writer, known for Mama (2013), It (2017) and Mamá (2008).