Dan Curtis

Dan Curtis


8/12/1928, Bridgeport, CT, USA



Birth Name

Daniel Mayer Cherkoss


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Producer and director of several sci-fi TV movies and series', Dan Curtis brought to light such programs as The Night Stalker which led to the series. The Night Strangler, The Norliss Tapes, Frankenstein 73, Picture of Dorian Grey, Scream of the Wolf, Curse of the Black Widow, Turnmore


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  • In memory of a great contributor to the horror genre.

    In 2006 Dan Curtis passed away from a brain tumor, and I figured it was high time I paid my respects to a talented producer of some of greatest classic horror productions of the 1970's, among other distinctive accomplishments. I was one of those kids that ran like crazy from the school bus to catch the last ten minutes of Dark Shadows, I was such a huge fan of that show. Then Dan Curtis produced classic versions of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, and a classic presentation of Dracula by Bram Stoker, all of which are now a part of my permanent DVD collection. These were video equivalents of the classic comics I used to enjoy when I was young. Who can forget Darren McGavin battling a 90 plus year old vampire in contemporary Las Vegas in The Night Stalker? Or that hideous Zuni fetish doll tearing Karen Black a new one in the infamous made for T.V. movie Trilogy of Terror, made with the writing talents of legendary "terror writer" Richard Matheson, a frequent co-conspirator with Dan Curtis on some of his best work. Oh, yea, did I forget to mention that Dan Curtis produced one of the greatest mini-series about world war two ever made-War and Remembrance. Rest in peace Mr. Curtis, and thanks for the many great memories.moreless