Curtis Harrington

Curtis Harrington

Highest Rated: 100% Night Tide (1963)

Lowest Rated: 17% Queen of Blood (1966)

Birthday: Sep 17, 1926

Birthplace: Not Available

An amateur filmmaker as a teenager, Harrington made several experimental shorts in 8- and 16-mm from the early '40s to the mid '50s, including The Fall of the House of Usher, Picnic, and The Wormwood Star. He also acted in Kenneth Anger's classic 1954 avant-garde short Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (playing Cesare the somnambulist from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari). An assistant to producer Jerry Wald in the early '50s, Harrington became an associate producer in 1955 and wrote and directed his first theatrical feature in 1963: the atmospheric fantasy Night Tide, starring Dennis Hopper. Horror has been Harrington's specialty, his films ranging from the low-budget science-fictioner Queen of Blood (aka Planet of Blood, which he also scripted) and the possession terror tale Ruby, to the thrillers Games, What's The Matter with Helen?, and Who Slew Auntie Roo?. Harrington has also worked regularly in television since the '70s, helming horror films such as The Cat Creature and Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell, as well as episodes of Dynasty.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Usher Director Roderick Usher Screenwriter 2005
No Score Yet Ruby (Blood Ruby) Director 2002
No Score Yet Universal Horror Actor 1988
No Score Yet Mata Hari Director 1985
No Score Yet Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell Director 1978
67% Ruby Director 1977
No Score Yet The Dead Don't Die Director 1975
No Score Yet Killer Bees Director 1974
No Score Yet The Killing Kind Director 1973
55% What's the Matter with Helen? Director 1971
63% Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? Director 1971
No Score Yet How Awful About Allan Director 1970
57% Games Screenwriter Director 1967
17% Queen of Blood Director 1966
100% Night Tide Screenwriter Director 1963
No Score Yet Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome Actor 1954


No Score Yet Dynasty
Director 1985
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
Director 1979
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
Director 1979
No Score Yet Logan's Run
Director 1978


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