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Rick Bota

Highest Rated: 31% House on Haunted Hill (1999)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Not Available

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Cinematographer Rick Bota must have a strong stomach. Over the course of his two-plus decade career, he's lensed all matter of spine-tingling and stomach-churning horror fare, beginning in the '80s with the small screen lycanthropic thriller "Werewolf." HBO's "Tales from the Crypt" proved a perfect fit for Bota, who shot 23 episodes of the darkly comedic cable series and worked in tandem with guest director Robert Zemeckis for the sixth season closer, "You, Murderer." Bota also photographed the series' stand-alone installment, "Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight." In 1996, Bota turned his lens on "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson for "Barb Wire," a B-movie remake of "Casablanca" set in a futuristic strip club. Anderson received the dubious distinction of Worst New Star at the subsequent Razzie Awards for her performance. Bota shot another shameless remake in 1999: the Geoffrey Rush and Famke Janssen-led update of "House on Haunted Hill." Reviled by critics, the film was nonetheless a modest box office success among horror-starved Halloween weekend crowds. Bota put on his director's beret in 2002, helming a trio of straight-to-video sequels to Clive Barker's "Hellraiser." "Hellraiser: Hellseeker," the first of the three, received recognition for Best Visual Effects at the 2003 DVD Exclusive Awards. In 2010, Bota directed an episode of the CW's paranormal drama "Supernatural."



No Score Yet 10% Secret Summer Director - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Write Director - 2016
No Score Yet 60% Damaged Director - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Face Killer Director - 2014
No Score Yet 23% Love Me Director - 2012
14% 25% Hellraiser: Deader Director - 2005
17% 23% Hellraiser: Hellworld Director - 2005
0% 33% Hellraiser: Hellseeker Director - 2002
12% 33% Valentine Cinematographer $20.4M 2001
31% 42% House on Haunted Hill Cinematographer $40.8M 1999
11% 38% The Glimmer Man Cinematographer $20.4M 1996
No Score Yet 41% Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight Cinematographer - 1991


No Score Yet 70% Unforgettable Director 2014
51% 72% Beauty and the Beast Director 2012-2013
71% 66% Life Unexpected Director 2010-2011
31% 0% Three Rivers Director 2010
93% 75% Supernatural Director 2010
86% 69% The Vampire Diaries Director 2009
22% No Score Yet Raising the Bar Director 2008-2009
65% 74% Harper's Island Director 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Doctors Director 1999