Mick Garris

Mick Garris (born December 4, 1951) is an American filmmaker and screenwriter born in Santa Monica, California. He has been recognized for his contributions as a director, producer, and screenwriter in the horror genre. He's known for his work on various film and television projects, including adaptations of Stephen King's novels such as "The Stand" and "The Shining." Garris has also been involved in creating and hosting interviews for the series "Post Mortem with Mick Garris," where he engages with prominent figures in the horror and entertainment industry. His career reflects a deep involvement in and passion for the world of horror storytelling.

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Riding the Bullet (2004)

In 1969, while studying at the University of Maine, artist Alan Parker becomes obsessed with death. Believing he is losing his girlfriend, he tries to commit suicide on his birthday but his friends manage to stop him. He receives news that his mother has had a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Jonathan Jackson  •  David Arquette  •  Cliff Robertson  •  Barbara Hershey

In 1969, while studying at the University of Maine, artist Alan Parker becomes obsessed with death. Believing he is losing his girlfriend, he tries to commit suicide on his birthday but his friends manage to stop him. He receives news that his mother has had a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Jonathan Jackson  •  David Arquette  •  Cliff Robertson  •  Barbara Hershey

Sleepwalkers (1992)

Charles Brady and his mother, Mary, are the last of a dying breed whose needs are not of this world. They are Sleepwalkers - able to stay alive only by feeding on the life-force of the innocent, but destined to roam the earth, avoiding discovery while searching ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Brian Krause  •  Mädchen Amick  •  Alice Krige  •  Jim Haynie

Charles Brady and his mother, Mary, are the last of a dying breed whose needs are not of this world. They are Sleepwalkers - able to stay alive only by feeding on the life-force of the innocent, but destined to roam the earth, avoiding discovery while searching ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Brian Krause  •  Mädchen Amick  •  Alice Krige  •  Jim Haynie

The Howling (1981)

After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a newswoman is sent to a rehabilitation center whose inhabitants may not be what they seem.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Patrick Macnee  •  Dennis Dugan  •  Christopher Stone  •  Belinda Balaski

After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a newswoman is sent to a rehabilitation center whose inhabitants may not be what they seem.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Patrick Macnee  •  Dennis Dugan  •  Christopher Stone  •  Belinda Balaski

The Quick and the Dead (1995)

A mysterious woman comes to compete in a quick-draw elimination tournament, in a town taken over by a notorious gunman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Raimi
CAST:  Sharon Stone  •  Gene Hackman  •  Russell Crowe  •  Leonardo DiCaprio

A mysterious woman comes to compete in a quick-draw elimination tournament, in a town taken over by a notorious gunman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Raimi
CAST:  Sharon Stone  •  Gene Hackman  •  Russell Crowe  •  Leonardo DiCaprio

Quicksilver Highway (1997)

Christopher Lloyd stars as Aaron Quicksilver, a mysterious storyteller whose listeners invariably end up as the subjects of his gruesome, grisly tales. He tells a new bride stranded on a desert highway a horrifying account of a set of carnivorous toy teeth, then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Christopher Lloyd  •  Matt Frewer  •  Raphael Sbarge  •  Missy Crider

Christopher Lloyd stars as Aaron Quicksilver, a mysterious storyteller whose listeners invariably end up as the subjects of his gruesome, grisly tales. He tells a new bride stranded on a desert highway a horrifying account of a set of carnivorous toy teeth, then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Christopher Lloyd  •  Matt Frewer  •  Raphael Sbarge  •  Missy Crider

Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)

Norman Bates recalls his childhood with his abusive mother on a radio show about boys who commit matricide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Henry Thomas  •  Olivia Hussey  •  CCH Pounder

Norman Bates recalls his childhood with his abusive mother on a radio show about boys who commit matricide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Henry Thomas  •  Olivia Hussey  •  CCH Pounder

Tales from the Script (2009)

Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon"), John Carpenter ("Halloween"), Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption"), William Goldman ("The Princess Bride"), Paul Schrader ("Taxi Driver"), and dozens of other Hollywood screenwriters share hilarious anecdotes and penetrating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hanson
CAST:  John Carpenter  •  Frank Darabont  •  Steven E. de Souza  •  Antwone Fisher

Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon"), John Carpenter ("Halloween"), Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption"), William Goldman ("The Princess Bride"), Paul Schrader ("Taxi Driver"), and dozens of other Hollywood screenwriters share hilarious anecdotes and penetrating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hanson
CAST:  John Carpenter  •  Frank Darabont  •  Steven E. de Souza  •  Antwone Fisher

Gotham Cafe (2005)

With divorce on the horizon, a couple are about to find out that a lunch meeting with the wife's attorney is about to get very gruesome.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Edward Sawyers
CAST:  Chaney Kley  •  Julie Sands  •  Cullen Douglas  •  Kevin Brief

With divorce on the horizon, a couple are about to find out that a lunch meeting with the wife's attorney is about to get very gruesome.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Edward Sawyers
CAST:  Chaney Kley  •  Julie Sands  •  Cullen Douglas  •  Kevin Brief

Digging Up the Marrow (2015)

A documentary filmmaker turns his lens on an enigmatic conspiracy theorist who claims he's found the entrance to a vast underground city populated entirely by monsters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Green
CAST:  Ray Wise  •  Adam Green  •  Kane Hodder  •  Mick Garris

A documentary filmmaker turns his lens on an enigmatic conspiracy theorist who claims he's found the entrance to a vast underground city populated entirely by monsters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Green
CAST:  Ray Wise  •  Adam Green  •  Kane Hodder  •  Mick Garris

Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy (2005)

Documentary about the great 1940s horror movie producer Val Lewton, featured on the 2005 DVD release "The Val Lewton Horror Collection."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Constantine Nasr
CAST:  James Cromwell  •  William Friedkin  •  Steve Jones  •  Steve Haberman

Documentary about the great 1940s horror movie producer Val Lewton, featured on the 2005 DVD release "The Val Lewton Horror Collection."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Constantine Nasr
CAST:  James Cromwell  •  William Friedkin  •  Steve Jones  •  Steve Haberman

The Judge (2001)

When a key witness in a case of corruption is killed in courts all suspicion falls on Judge Armando Acosta. Now the judge Madiani will defend his innocence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Chris Noth  •  Edward James Olmos  •  Lolita Davidovich  •  Charles Durning

When a key witness in a case of corruption is killed in courts all suspicion falls on Judge Armando Acosta. Now the judge Madiani will defend his innocence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Chris Noth  •  Edward James Olmos  •  Lolita Davidovich  •  Charles Durning

Nightmares in Red, White and Blue (2009)

An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Monument
CAST:  Lance Henriksen  •  Larry Cohen  •  Joe Dante  •  John Carpenter

An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Monument
CAST:  Lance Henriksen  •  Larry Cohen  •  Joe Dante  •  John Carpenter

The Psycho Legacy (2010)

The cast and crew of all four Psycho films recall their time working on the influential horror series, and modern masters of horror reminisce on what the movies stirred in them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert V. Galluzzo
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Paul Ehlers  •  Diana Scarwid  •  Henry Thomas

The cast and crew of all four Psycho films recall their time working on the influential horror series, and modern masters of horror reminisce on what the movies stirred in them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert V. Galluzzo
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Paul Ehlers  •  Diana Scarwid  •  Henry Thomas

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)

For decades, Freddy Krueger has slashed his way through the dreams of countless youngsters, scaring up over half a billion dollars at the box office across eight terrifying, spectacular films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Farrands  •  Andrew Kasch
CAST:  Heather Langenkamp  •  Robert Englund  •  Wes Craven  •  Robert Shaye

For decades, Freddy Krueger has slashed his way through the dreams of countless youngsters, scaring up over half a billion dollars at the box office across eight terrifying, spectacular films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Farrands  •  Andrew Kasch
CAST:  Heather Langenkamp  •  Robert Englund  •  Wes Craven  •  Robert Shaye

Fuzzbucket (1986)

In the vein of "Harvey", an invisible creature befriends a 12 year old boy. Of course, no one else can see him nor believes in him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Chris Hebert  •  Phil Fondacaro  •  Joe Regalbuto  •  Wendy Phillips

In the vein of "Harvey", an invisible creature befriends a 12 year old boy. Of course, no one else can see him nor believes in him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Chris Hebert  •  Phil Fondacaro  •  Joe Regalbuto  •  Wendy Phillips

Hooray for Horrorwood (1991)

Forrest J. Ackerman styles himself as the number-one fan of science fiction and horror movies, and he has the collection to back it up: more than 350,000 books, publicity stills, lobby cards, props, posters and paintings related to his obsession.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ray Ferry
CAST:  Forrest J. Ackerman  •  John Zacherle  •  Ray Bradbury  •  Robert Englund

Forrest J. Ackerman styles himself as the number-one fan of science fiction and horror movies, and he has the collection to back it up: more than 350,000 books, publicity stills, lobby cards, props, posters and paintings related to his obsession.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ray Ferry
CAST:  Forrest J. Ackerman  •  John Zacherle  •  Ray Bradbury  •  Robert Englund

Desperation (2006)

When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Steven Weber  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Charles Durning  •  Annabeth Gish

When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Steven Weber  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Charles Durning  •  Annabeth Gish

Brutal Massacre: A Comedy (2008)

Harry Penderecki, a once heralded horror auteur, finds himself on the outside looking in at Hollywood. He hasn't had a hit film in years, and most in the industry, including his close friends, think he's washed up. Harry is given one last chance to redeem himself ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stevan Mena
CAST:  David Naughton  •  Brian O'Halloran  •  Gerry Bednob  •  Gunnar Hansen

Harry Penderecki, a once heralded horror auteur, finds himself on the outside looking in at Hollywood. He hasn't had a hit film in years, and most in the industry, including his close friends, think he's washed up. Harry is given one last chance to redeem himself ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stevan Mena
CAST:  David Naughton  •  Brian O'Halloran  •  Gerry Bednob  •  Gunnar Hansen

Virtual Obsession (1998)

If you were a brilliant young scientist diagnosed with only months to live, what choices would you make? To have faith that you were taken early for a reason and go quietly, or to use cryogenics to hope you could be cured someday in the future, or to download your ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Peter Gallagher  •  Mimi Rogers  •  Jake Lloyd  •  Andy Comeau

If you were a brilliant young scientist diagnosed with only months to live, what choices would you make? To have faith that you were taken early for a reason and go quietly, or to use cryogenics to hope you could be cured someday in the future, or to download your ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Peter Gallagher  •  Mimi Rogers  •  Jake Lloyd  •  Andy Comeau

The Stupids (1996)

An incredibly dull-witted family unknowingly stumble upon an illegal weapons deal while on the trail of their "stolen" garbage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Tom Arnold  •  Jessica Lundy  •  Bug Hall  •  Alex McKenna

An incredibly dull-witted family unknowingly stumble upon an illegal weapons deal while on the trail of their "stolen" garbage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Tom Arnold  •  Jessica Lundy  •  Bug Hall  •  Alex McKenna
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