This list details the best horror directors in history and many of these directors have received numerous awards for their best work. The directors featured here are from all around the world and from different time periods in history. Many are still currently creating amazing films in the horror genre today.
This list features the film industry’s best horror directors and includes great directors like Wes Craven, Alfred Hitchcock, George A. Romero, David Lynch, David Argento, Mario Brava, John Carpenter, James Whale, and Terence Fisher, Roman Polanski.
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John Howard Carpenter is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor and composer. Although Carpenter has worked in numerous film genres, he is most commonly associated with horror and science fiction films from the 1970s and 1980s. Most films in Carpenter's career were critical and ...more
Credits (Film): Halloween, The Thing, Dark Star, Starman
Birthplace: Carthage, New York, United States of America
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Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE was an English film director and producer. Often nicknamed "The Master of Suspense", he pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in British cinema in both silent films and early talkies, renowned as ...more
Credits (Film): Psycho, Shadow Of A Doubt, The Birds
Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom
Age: Died at 81 (1899-1980)
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Wesley Earl "Wes" Craven is an American film director, writer, producer, and actor known for his work on horror films, particularly slasher films. He is the creator of the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise featuring the Freddy Krueger character, directed the first installment and Wes Craven's New ...more
Credits (Film): The Last House On The Left, The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Scream
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
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George Andrew Romero is an American-Canadian film director, film producer, screenwriter and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about a hypothetical zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead. ...more
Credits (Film): Night Of The Living Dead, The Crazies, Martin, Dawn Of The Dead, Day Of The Dead
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
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