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Mick Garris


Cynthia Garris (m. 1982)

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December 4, 1951 (age 72) (
Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Director, producer, writer

Masters of Horror, Hocus Pocus, A Life in the Cinema

Edgar Award for Best Television Episode Teleplay

Movies and TV shows
Masters of Horror, Sleepwalkers, Critters 2: The Main Course, The Stand, Riding the Bullet

Similar People
Cynthia Garris, Joe Dante, Stuart Gordon, John Landis, Matt Frewer

Welcome To The Mind Of Mick Garris!

Mick Garris (born December 4, 1951) is an American filmmaker and screenwriter born in Santa Monica, California.


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Life and career

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Garris was born in Santa Monica, California. He is known for his adaptations of Stephen King stories, such as directing the horror film Sleepwalkers starring M├Ądchen Amick and is the creator of the Showtime series Masters of Horror and the NBC series Fear Itself. Garris won a 1986 Edgar Award for an episode he wrote for the Steven Spielberg-produced television series Amazing Stories. Garris directed the FEARnet web series Post Mortem. He hosted the double feature re-release of The People Under the Stairs and The Serpent and The Rainbow on 20 February 2010 in the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. He contributes to the web series Trailers From Hell. Garris was also the co-screenwriter and executive producer of Hocus Pocus. Garris most recently directed the miniseries adaption of Stephen King's novel Bag of Bones and the documentary film Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr., about the life and work of Legend actor Lon Chaney Jr., which screened on the Horror-Rama 2015 in October 2015. He has a role, as Himself in the Biography Horror film Digging Up the Marrow, from Indie Director Adam Green.

As of 2015, he is also a member of the board of advisers for the Hollywood Horror Museum.

In 2017 Mick Garris has given an exclusive interview to the Ukrainian horror writer Denis Bushlatov. The interview was published in Darker magazine and is considered to be the only interview ever given to Russian-speaking fans.


  • Garris received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2006 New York City Horror Film Festival. He received the award in person after a screening of his Masters of Horror episode "Valerie on the Stairs".
  • Selected filmography

  • Fuzzbucket (1986)
  • Critters 2: The Main Course (1988)
  • Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)
  • Sleepwalkers (1992)
  • The Stand (1994)
  • The Shining (1997)
  • Quicksilver Highway (1997)
  • Riding the Bullet (2004)
  • Masters of Horror - "Chocolate" (2005)
  • Masters of Horror - "Valerie on the Stairs" (2006)
  • Desperation (2006)
  • Bag of Bones (2011)
  • As writer

  • *batteries not included (1987)
  • Critters 2: The Main Course (1988)
  • The Fly II (1989)
  • Hocus Pocus (1993)
  • Michael Jackson's Ghosts (1997)
  • Riding the Bullet (2004)
  • Masters of Horror - "Haeckel's Tale" (2005)
  • Masters of Horror - "Chocolate" (2005)
  • References

    Mick Garris Wikipedia

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