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Also Known As: Died: May 6, 2007
Born: September 17, 1926 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Usher (2005)
Truman Jones, a novice writer, comes into the home of an aging poet, Roderick Usher, and his cataleptic sister, Madeline. Seeking wisdom, Jones is astonished when the writer and his sister exhibit increasingly eccentric behavior.
2.
Mata Hari (1985) as Director
The bedroom exploits of the legendary spy Mata Hari are highlighted in this biographical film.
3.
Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978) as Director
A chiller involving a suburban family which falls under the spell of a dog imbued with the spirit of the devil.
4.
Ruby (1977) as Director
Sixteen years after Ruby Claire's gangster boyfriend was shot and killed by four associates, a series of gruesome murders takes place at the drive-in movie theatre she now owns. Meanwhile, the behaviour of her mute daughter Leslie is becoming increasingly strange and a visiting psychic claims that forces from beyond are out for revenge.
5.
Dead Don't Die, The (1975) as Director
This supernatural period piece set in the mid-1930s has a sailor becoming drawn into the netherworld while trying to prove that his brother was wrongly executed for murder.
6.
Killer Bees (1974) as Director
Gloria Swanson made her TV-film debut as an iron-willed matriarch (with a German accent) who not only dominates a family of California winegrowers but also maintains a strange power over a colony of bees thriving in her vineyard.
7.
Cat Creature, The (1973) as Director
In this chiller, a valentine to the fondly remembered horror B-movie, the theft of an amulet from the mummy of an Egyptian priestess sets off a reign of terror that involves an archeology professor, a mysterious shopkeeper, a pretty salesgirl and an Asian thief.
8.
Killing Kind, The (1973) as Director
After a young man is released from jail for his participation in a gang rape, he returns to his mother's boardinghouse. His mother engages him in an unhealthy relationship with her and before long he snaps and starts lashing out in a series of violent and murderous acts.
9.
What's the Matter with Helen? (1971) as Director
After their sons are convicted of murder, two women relocate to Hollywood to start a talent school.
10.
Who Slew Auntie Roo? (1971) as Director
This is a retelling of the old tale of Hansel and Gretel, but set in England in the 1920s. To the children and staff at the orphanage, Auntie Roo is a kindly American widow who gives them a lavish Christmas party each year in her mansion, Forrest Grange. In reality, she is a severely disturbed woman, who keeps the mummified remains of her little daughter in a nursery in the attic. One Christmas, her eye falls upon a little girl who reminds her of her daughter and she imprisons her in her attic. Nobody believes her brother, Christopher, when he tells them what has happened, so he goes to rescue her.
11.
Games (1967) as Director
Manhattan socialites with an interest in kinky "mind games" get more than expected when an amateur medium comes into their lives.
12.
Queen of Blood (1966) as Director
The year is 1990. An alien species makes contact with Earth through radio transmission, notifying of an imminent visit. Alien ship crash lands on Mars, and a rescue team is sent out from Earth. (The plot thickens! :) Eventually a surviving female is located and brought on to the human ship. The female is light green with an amazing hair-do. After some unsuccessful attempts by the human crew to feed her, she is more or less left to herself. (Ominous, is it not?) While most of the crew sleeps, the Alien female hypnotizes the astronaut on guard. When the crew awakens, she is sleeping, and the guard is DEAD! Brief examination shows that the Alien ate his blood. THE QUEEN OF BLOOD! Naturally, there is a lot of blood plasma on the ship, so they feed the alien using that supply. When they are almost home, however, yet another crew member is eaten, a fight breaks out, and the alien is accidentally killed before she can finish the third guy. Phew! The ship lands on Earth, finally! But there is trouble... The two remaining astronauts find a lot of eggs when they are about to leave the ship. Obviously the alien was a kind of bee-queen whose sole purpose was to spread their species to Earth, where there is a lot of yummy food... One of the astronauts tries to warn the arriving scientists of this danger, but they could not care less. Being scientists, they know what they are doing, so they collect the eggs and run happily along. The astronaut sums it up: "Well, at least I TRIED..."
13.
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965) as Director
In the year 2020, cosmonaut Marcia (Faith Domergue) orbits the planet Venus while two astronauts and a robot journey on the surface. Professor Hartman (Basil Rathbone) is also on hand to observe the exploration from a distance. The explorers are attacked by prehistoric beasts, and then lose their robot (and nearly their lives!) in a volcanic eruption that engulfs the planet. They conclude that the Venusians were really human beings who destroyed their civilization with nuclear warfare.
14.
Night Tide (1963) as Director
A sailor falls for a young girl who believes she's a mermaid.

Cast (feature film)

15.
Usher (2005)
Truman Jones, a novice writer, comes into the home of an aging poet, Roderick Usher, and his cataleptic sister, Madeline. Seeking wisdom, Jones is astonished when the writer and his sister exhibit increasingly eccentric behavior.
16.
Universal Horror (1998) as Interviewee
A look back at the movies and monsters that turned Universal into Hollywood's house of horror.
17.
Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954) as Slave
An imaginative world of gods in invoked an controlled by the untamed desires of Lord Shiva and his female self, the Scarlet Woman.

Writer (feature film)

18.
Usher (2005)
Truman Jones, a novice writer, comes into the home of an aging poet, Roderick Usher, and his cataleptic sister, Madeline. Seeking wisdom, Jones is astonished when the writer and his sister exhibit increasingly eccentric behavior.
19.
Games (1967) as Story
Manhattan socialites with an interest in kinky "mind games" get more than expected when an amateur medium comes into their lives.
20.
Queen of Blood (1966) as Screenwriter
The year is 1990. An alien species makes contact with Earth through radio transmission, notifying of an imminent visit. Alien ship crash lands on Mars, and a rescue team is sent out from Earth. (The plot thickens! :) Eventually a surviving female is located and brought on to the human ship. The female is light green with an amazing hair-do. After some unsuccessful attempts by the human crew to feed her, she is more or less left to herself. (Ominous, is it not?) While most of the crew sleeps, the Alien female hypnotizes the astronaut on guard. When the crew awakens, she is sleeping, and the guard is DEAD! Brief examination shows that the Alien ate his blood. THE QUEEN OF BLOOD! Naturally, there is a lot of blood plasma on the ship, so they feed the alien using that supply. When they are almost home, however, yet another crew member is eaten, a fight breaks out, and the alien is accidentally killed before she can finish the third guy. Phew! The ship lands on Earth, finally! But there is trouble... The two remaining astronauts find a lot of eggs when they are about to leave the ship. Obviously the alien was a kind of bee-queen whose sole purpose was to spread their species to Earth, where there is a lot of yummy food... One of the astronauts tries to warn the arriving scientists of this danger, but they could not care less. Being scientists, they know what they are doing, so they collect the eggs and run happily along. The astronaut sums it up: "Well, at least I TRIED..."
21.
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965) as Screenwriter
In the year 2020, cosmonaut Marcia (Faith Domergue) orbits the planet Venus while two astronauts and a robot journey on the surface. Professor Hartman (Basil Rathbone) is also on hand to observe the exploration from a distance. The explorers are attacked by prehistoric beasts, and then lose their robot (and nearly their lives!) in a volcanic eruption that engulfs the planet. They conclude that the Venusians were really human beings who destroyed their civilization with nuclear warfare.
22.
Night Tide (1963) as Screenwriter
A sailor falls for a young girl who believes she's a mermaid.
23.
Mardi Gras (1958) as From a story by
A military school cadet wins a date with a French movie goddess, who happens to be the queen of the Mardi Gras Parade. The two fall in love, but then the movie studio wants to capitalize on it for publicity.

Producer (feature film)

24.
Usher (2005)
Truman Jones, a novice writer, comes into the home of an aging poet, Roderick Usher, and his cataleptic sister, Madeline. Seeking wisdom, Jones is astonished when the writer and his sister exhibit increasingly eccentric behavior.
25.
The Stripper (1963) as Associate Producer
Lila Green is an insecure and aging showgirl for Madame Olga's stage shows. When her boyfriend, Rick, runs off with the shows money, Madame Olga and Ronny let Lila go. Lila goes to stay with her old neighbours, Helen Bard and her teenage son, Kenny. Lila decides to go out and get a regular job and try and live a normal life. All seem well until, Lila and Kenny stop fighting their attraction for one another.
26.
Return to Peyton Place (1961) as Associate Producer
The residents of Peyton Place, Mass., are not happy when its most famous resident, Alison Mackenzie, writes a "shocking" novel detailing the sinful secrets of the town. Most outraged is malicious Roberta Carter, who wants the book banned from the school library. Roberta's other mission is to destroy her son Ted's marriage to his Italian bride. Theirs, however, isn't the only marriage in trouble: Alison's book is causing a rift between her mother and stepfather, who is also the school principal and one of the book's few defendants.
27.
Hound-Dog Man (1959) as Associate Producer
Two young boys spend the summer of 1912 having fun and games instead of working on the farm.

Cast (special)

28.
Shelley Winters: Full Disclosure (2001) as Interviewee
Biography of actor Shelley Winters.
29.
Horror of It All, The (1983) as Guest
A look at the history of horror films, via film clips, from the 1920s to the 1960s.

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