Filmmaking is, occasionally, a labour of love. Mostly, though, it’s a labour of endurance, patience, and compromise ” a lot of compromises ” between directors and pretty much everyone else. When the system works, it’s nothing short of a miracle. When miracles won’t come, Alan Smithee steps in.
Throughout film history, horror has been a go-to genre for a lot of first-time directors. In horror, you can make a huge impression with a long-lasting career. Not every debut horror film creates a legend, of course, but the 20 on this list sure did.
David S. Goyer has already helped reboot Batman and Superman. Next, he’ll do the same for Pinhead. Hellraiser rises, anyone?