Don Coscarelli

Active - 1976 - 2018  |   Born - Feb 17, 1954 in Tripoli, Libya  |   Genres - Horror, Comedy, Adventure

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  • As a teenager, won numerous awards for his short films, which aired on local television in the early 1970s.
  • At 19, was the youngest director to ever have a movie distributed by a major studio (1976's Jim, the World's Greatest).
  • Breakthrough film was the 1979 sci-fi/horror cult classic Phantasm, which spawned three sequels.
  • Screenplay for Bubba Ho-tep, his 2002 collaboration with horror icon Bruce Campbell, won the Best Screenplay Award at HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Film Festival, as well as a 2003 Bram Stoker Award.
  • Daughter Chloe, a renowned vegan chef, gained national attention when she won a 2010 episode of Food Network's Cupcake Wars with her vegan cupcakes.