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David DeCoteau: Click Here For David's Filmography

David Decoteau belongs to the rarified realm of the triple threat.
Director.
Producer.
Writer.

After 20 years of film making DeCoteau has been involved with over 50 movies in almost any genre that you can conjure up: action, sci-fi, horror, family, fantasy, drama, comedy, western films and believe it or not, even homo-erotic B-Film. In fact, DeCoteau is at the forefront of bringing a new look and style to the B-Films with such films as Voodoo Academy and The Brotherhood. Bringing his B-Movies out of the closet as it were and bringing a whole new audience and appreciation to the genre.

DeCoteau, born January 5, 1962 moved from his home in Portland Oregon to L.A. at the young age with aspirations of pursuing a film career. DeCoteau had no formal training but worked through the field in an old school way. Hands-on and in the thick of things or to put it another way, flying without a net.

Like Francis Ford Coppola, Joe Dante, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme and so many others he made his first foray in films by working at Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He went on to become a production assistant on John Carpenter's Escape From New York where the young autuer worked under James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd.

More work followed and he became involved with such cult hits as 1983's Angel (David can even be spotted in a line up during a pivotal scene in the film) and Ken Russell's Crimes Of Passion starring Anthony Perkins and Kathleen Turner.

'DECOTEAU SIGNS 10 PIC PACK WITH EMPIRE.'

That was the headline in the Daily Variety when DeCoteau was only 24. It was legendary producer Charles Band that gave David his big break. Band hired the 24 year old neophyte to direct the Empire Pictures hit Dreamaniac. After Band got a look at the picture, he turned to the ingenue and held up 10 fingers. DeCoteau remembers asking, "What does that mean? He responded, '10 picture deal....'.

That ten picture deal began a fifteen year relationship with Band's Empire Pictures which later turned to Full Moon Productions. DeCoteau has became meshed with some of the greatest B-Films of the 80's and creating new starlets of the genre at the same time. Brinke Stevens, Linnea Quigley and Michelle Bauer can all attribute some of their cult status to his ground breaking Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama.

By the early 1990's, DeCoteau had now reached a new plateau. Bigger budgets, bigger stories and more prestige. He was now directing and producing the Paramount-released hits Puppet Master series (of which he directed Parts 3, 6 & 7), Prehysteria 3 and was the producer of Trancers II.

David then began to break out into independent cinema launching two film festival hits: Leather Jacket Love Story and Skeletons. Leather Jacket Love Story was praised as "A high energy film fantasia" (Village Voice), "Incredibly Passionate! Endearing! Light-hearted and Touching! One of the best!" (Next Magazine, NY).

Skeletons went a route that so many other indie-directors and producers are following. The path of direct cable through the ever popular HBO. Starring Academy Award winner James Coburn, Ron Silver and Christopher Plummer, also pulled in some phenomenal reviews, including one from the horror cinema's "bible" Fangoria, who praised it as "Chilling... and Terrifying." With his break from the studio features, DeCoteau was now a respected film maker.

In the years that followed, DeCoteau returned to his full time duties at Full Moon, creating fun and scary product like Witchouse, Talisman and Shrieker. The movies were hits (enough so that sequels are currently in development), but he was itching to do more independent features. In the fall of 1999, after 25 movies and 9 years, DeCoteau left the comforts of a regular salary and pursued his newest dream... heading up his own company.

Rapid Heart Pictures was founded in November, 1999. At the same time he pushed forward with Rapid Heart's first official feature, Ancient Evil: Scream Of The Mummy.

As DeCoteau, who divides his time between homes in Los Angeles, Canada and Romania, ventures into the new millennium with a full slate, he looks back over the past 20 years with fond recollections.

"Several publications have called me the 'New King of the B's' and say I'm picking up where Roger Corman left off. Roger even once said to me, 'I hear you're beating me at my own game.' It's great. I've launched the careers of young stars like Wayne's World's Megan Ward (Crash & Burn), One Life To Live's and The Bold And The Beautiful's Marissa Tate (Witchouse), plus several young directors."

He also insists his films are always for fans, saying, "I have a huge amount of respect for the fans of the genre. I try not to cheapen the movies, regardless of their budgets. I want them to have fun with and enjoy everything I do."

David has also directed under such pseudonyms as Ellen Cabot, Julian Breen, Richard Chasen, Eric Mancini, Jack Reed, Victoria Sloan and Martin Tate.

- All material excised from David Decoteau's Biography at Rapid Heart Pictures (with permission of course).

David DeCoteau Filmography
And Price Comparison

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The Brotherhood 2 - Young Warlocks (2001)
Microscopic Boy (2001)
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Final Stab (2001)
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Ancient Evil: Scream of the Mummy (2000)
The Brotherhood (2000)
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Frankenstein & the Werewolf Reborn (2000) (as Julian Breen)
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Prison of the Dead (2000)
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Voodoo Academy (2000)
$7.98 Spec. Ed.
Alien Arsenal (1999) (TV)
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Witchouse (1999) (as Jack Reed)
$7.48(VHS)
Retro Puppetmaster (1999)
The Killer Eye (1998) (as Richard Chasen)
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Talisman (1998)
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Curse of the Puppet Master (1998) (as Victoria Sloan)
Leather Jacket Love Story (1998)
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Journey: Absolution, The (1997)
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Shrieker (1997) (as Victoria Sloan)
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Bikini Goddesses (1996) (as Ellen Cabot)
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Lurid Tales: The Castle Queen (1996) (as Ellen Cabot)
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Petticoat Planet (1996) (as Ellen Cabot)
$9.48(VHS)
Prey of the Jaguar (1996)
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Skeletons (1996)
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Beach Babes 2: Cave Girl Island (1995) (as Ellen Cabot)
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Blonde Heaven (1995) (as Ellen Cabot)
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Prehysteria 3 (1995) (as Julian Breen)
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Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000 (1994) (as Ellen Cabot)
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Beach Babes from Beyond (1993) (as Ellen Cabot)
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The Girl I Want (1993) (as Ellen Cabot)
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Naked Instinct (1993) (as Ellen Cabot)
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Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991)
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Murder Weapon (1990) (as Ellen Cabot)
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American Rampage (1989)
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Deadly Embrace (1989) (as Ellen Cabot)
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Lady Avenger (1989)
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Dr. Alien (1988)
Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)
Creepozoids (1987)
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Nightmare Sisters (1987)
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Dreamaniac (1986)
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