Gregory Nicotero

Gregory “Greg” Nicotero (born March 15, 1963) is an American special make-up effects creator, and television producer and director. His first major job in special effects makeup was on the George A. Romero film “Day of the Dead” (1985), under the tutelage of Romero and make-up effects veteran Tom Savini.

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Inglourious Basterds (2009)

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In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Christoph Waltz  •  Mélanie Laurent  •  Diane Kruger

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Christoph Waltz  •  Mélanie Laurent  •  Diane Kruger

Body Bags (1993)

Three tales, each more terrifying than the last. . . . A woman who is stalked by an axe-weilding maniac . . . a man who pays the ultimate price for a beautiful head of hair . . . and a vision of life—seen through the eyes of a killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tobe Hooper  •  John Carpenter
CAST:  John Carpenter  •  Robert Carradine  •  Alex Datcher  •  David Naughton

Three tales, each more terrifying than the last. . . . A woman who is stalked by an axe-weilding maniac . . . a man who pays the ultimate price for a beautiful head of hair . . . and a vision of life—seen through the eyes of a killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tobe Hooper  •  John Carpenter
CAST:  John Carpenter  •  Robert Carradine  •  Alex Datcher  •  David Naughton

Cursed (2005)

A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults, who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill their attacker if they hope to change their fate to avoid becoming werewolves too.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Portia de Rossi  •  Christina Ricci  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Milo Ventimiglia

A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults, who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill their attacker if they hope to change their fate to avoid becoming werewolves too.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Portia de Rossi  •  Christina Ricci  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Milo Ventimiglia

Day of the Dead (1985)

Trapped in a missile silo, a small team of scientists, civilians, and trigger-happy soldiers battle desperately to ensure the survival of the human race. However, the tension inside the base is reaching a breaking point, and the zombies are gathering outside.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Lori Cardille  •  Terry Alexander  •  Joseph Pilato  •  Jarlath Conroy

Trapped in a missile silo, a small team of scientists, civilians, and trigger-happy soldiers battle desperately to ensure the survival of the human race. However, the tension inside the base is reaching a breaking point, and the zombies are gathering outside.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Lori Cardille  •  Terry Alexander  •  Joseph Pilato  •  Jarlath Conroy

Evil Dead II (1987)

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Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from "The Book of the Dead." As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed taking over Linda's body.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Raimi
CAST:  Bruce Campbell  •  Sarah Berry  •  Dan Hicks  •  Kassie DePaiva

Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from "The Book of the Dead." As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed taking over Linda's body.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Raimi
CAST:  Bruce Campbell  •  Sarah Berry  •  Dan Hicks  •  Kassie DePaiva

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

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Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive 'from dusk till dawn' at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Quentin Tarantino  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Juliette Lewis

Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive 'from dusk till dawn' at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Quentin Tarantino  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Juliette Lewis

Full Tilt Boogie (1997)

A documentary about the production of From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and the people who made it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sarah Kelly
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Michael Parks  •  Fred Williamson

A documentary about the production of From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and the people who made it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sarah Kelly
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Michael Parks  •  Fred Williamson

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

Presumed dead after a shoot-out with the Haddonfield police, Michael Myers is secretly nursed back to health -- and returns a year later to kill again and once more targets his young niece, Jamie. Jamie is now recovering in the local children's hospital after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominique Othenin-Girard
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Danielle Harris  •  Ellie Cornell  •  Beau Starr

Presumed dead after a shoot-out with the Haddonfield police, Michael Myers is secretly nursed back to health -- and returns a year later to kill again and once more targets his young niece, Jamie. Jamie is now recovering in the local children's hospital after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominique Othenin-Girard
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Danielle Harris  •  Ellie Cornell  •  Beau Starr

Mirrors (2008)

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An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Aja
CAST:  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Paula Patton  •  Amy Smart  •  Cameron Boyce

An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Aja
CAST:  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Paula Patton  •  Amy Smart  •  Cameron Boyce

Land of the Dead (2005)

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The world is full of zombies and the survivors have barricaded themselves inside a walled city to keep out the living dead. As the wealthy hide out in skyscrapers and chaos rules the streets, the rest of the survivors must find a way to stop the evolving zombies ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Simon Baker  •  John Leguizamo  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Robert Joy

The world is full of zombies and the survivors have barricaded themselves inside a walled city to keep out the living dead. As the wealthy hide out in skyscrapers and chaos rules the streets, the rest of the survivors must find a way to stop the evolving zombies ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Simon Baker  •  John Leguizamo  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Robert Joy

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

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Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon realizes the seemingly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Aja
CAST:  Aaron Stanford  •  Kathleen Quinlan  •  Vinessa Shaw  •  Emilie de Ravin

Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon realizes the seemingly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Aja
CAST:  Aaron Stanford  •  Kathleen Quinlan  •  Vinessa Shaw  •  Emilie de Ravin

His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2010)

A retrospective documentary about the groundbreaking horror series, Friday the 13th, featuring interviews with cast and crew from the twelve films spanning 3 decades.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Farrands
CAST:  Erich Anderson  •  Diane Almeida  •  Judie Aronson  •  Diana Barrows

A retrospective documentary about the groundbreaking horror series, Friday the 13th, featuring interviews with cast and crew from the twelve films spanning 3 decades.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Farrands
CAST:  Erich Anderson  •  Diane Almeida  •  Judie Aronson  •  Diana Barrows

Nightmare Factory (2011)

The story of how one Pittsburgh boy’s fascination with monsters drove him to the very top of the Hollywood food chain. In 1989, Greg Nicotero, much to his parents’ chagrin, quit medical school and headed for Hollywood to pursue a dream of making monsters. Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donna Davies
CAST:  Gregory Nicotero  •  Howard Berger  •  Tom Savini  •  John Carpenter

The story of how one Pittsburgh boy’s fascination with monsters drove him to the very top of the Hollywood food chain. In 1989, Greg Nicotero, much to his parents’ chagrin, quit medical school and headed for Hollywood to pursue a dream of making monsters. Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donna Davies
CAST:  Gregory Nicotero  •  Howard Berger  •  Tom Savini  •  John Carpenter

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013)

Taking inspiration from Peter M. Bracke's definitive book of the same name, this seven-hour documentary dives into the making of all twelve Friday the 13th films, with all-new interviews from the cast and the crew.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Farrands
CAST:  Corey Feldman  •  Robert Englund  •  Sean S. Cunningham  •  Kane Hodder

Taking inspiration from Peter M. Bracke's definitive book of the same name, this seven-hour documentary dives into the making of all twelve Friday the 13th films, with all-new interviews from the cast and the crew.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Farrands
CAST:  Corey Feldman  •  Robert Englund  •  Sean S. Cunningham  •  Kane Hodder

The United Monster Talent Agency (2010)

IN NEED OF A MONSTER FOR YOUR MOTION PICTURE? LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE UNITED MONSTER TALENT AGENCY.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Nicotero
CAST:  Cerina Vincent  •  Sam Page  •  Carey Jones  •  Frank Darabont

IN NEED OF A MONSTER FOR YOUR MOTION PICTURE? LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE UNITED MONSTER TALENT AGENCY.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Nicotero
CAST:  Cerina Vincent  •  Sam Page  •  Carey Jones  •  Frank Darabont

He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce (2008)

Tribute to Universal make-up artist Jack Pierce who created some of the studio's most famous works including Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolf Man, the Mummy and countless other creatures. Rick Baker, Tom Savini, Howard Berger, Bob Burns, Scott Essman, Kim Newman, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Constantine Nasr
CAST:  Nick Dudman  •  Kevin Haney  •  Rick Baker  •  Scott Essman

Tribute to Universal make-up artist Jack Pierce who created some of the studio's most famous works including Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolf Man, the Mummy and countless other creatures. Rick Baker, Tom Savini, Howard Berger, Bob Burns, Scott Essman, Kim Newman, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Constantine Nasr
CAST:  Nick Dudman  •  Kevin Haney  •  Rick Baker  •  Scott Essman

Zombiemania (2008)

The evolution of the zombie from its roots in Haitian voodoo to its coveted role as the world's most popular monster: from being a clumsy corpse to becoming a cannibal killer and the main agent of every infectious pandemic, the zombie has come a long way in seventy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donna Davies
CAST:  George A. Romero  •  Tom Savini  •  Gregory Nicotero  •  Max Brooks

The evolution of the zombie from its roots in Haitian voodoo to its coveted role as the world's most popular monster: from being a clumsy corpse to becoming a cannibal killer and the main agent of every infectious pandemic, the zombie has come a long way in seventy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donna Davies
CAST:  George A. Romero  •  Tom Savini  •  Gregory Nicotero  •  Max Brooks

Monsterland (2009)

A documentary directed by Jörg Buttgereit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jörg Buttgereit
CAST:  Rick Baker  •  John Carpenter  •  Joe Dante  •  H.R. Giger

A documentary directed by Jörg Buttgereit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jörg Buttgereit
CAST:  Rick Baker  •  John Carpenter  •  Joe Dante  •  H.R. Giger

John Carpenter: The Man and His Movies (2004)

Chronicles the work of cult director John Carpenter through interviews with him and his associates, with emphases on the earlier work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry S. Grant
CAST:  Adrienne Barbeau  •  John Carpenter  •  Nick Castle  •  Alice Cooper

Chronicles the work of cult director John Carpenter through interviews with him and his associates, with emphases on the earlier work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry S. Grant
CAST:  Adrienne Barbeau  •  John Carpenter  •  Nick Castle  •  Alice Cooper

Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)

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This historical and critical look at slasher films, which includes dozens of clips, begins with Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Prom Night. The films' directors, writers, producers, and special effects creators comment on the films' making and success. During the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff McQueen
CAST:  Ed Green  •  John Carpenter  •  Rob Zombie  •  Lilyan Chauvin

This historical and critical look at slasher films, which includes dozens of clips, begins with Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Prom Night. The films' directors, writers, producers, and special effects creators comment on the films' making and success. During the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff McQueen
CAST:  Ed Green  •  John Carpenter  •  Rob Zombie  •  Lilyan Chauvin
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