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Jeff Lieberman

American film director

Jeff Lieberman
Born (1947-10-16) October 16, 1947 (age 73)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materSchool of Visual Arts
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter

Jeff Lieberman (born October 16, 1947)[1] is an American film director and screenwriter, known for his cult horror and thriller films, namely Squirm (1976), Blue Sunshine (1978), and Just Before Dawn (1981).

Biography

Jeff Lieberman was born in 1947 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.[2] He made his feature film debut as the writer and director of the nature horror film Squirm (1976), about earthworms inundating a small Southern town and wreaking havoc.[3] His following film, Blue Sunshine (1978), followed a series of murders in Los Angeles, connected to the killers' use of a certain strain of LSD.[4] Blue Sunshine screened at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as the London Film Festival and Edinburgh International Film Festival.[4] In 1981, Lieberman wrote and directed the slasher film Just Before Dawn, about a group of campers stalked by a killer in the backwoods of Oregon.[5]

In 1988, Lieberman wrote and directed Remote Control, a science fiction film following a video store clerk who discovers a videotape circulating in his store is brainwashing its viewers.[6] He subsequently wrote the screenplay for The NeverEnding Story III (1994).[6] He later wrote and directed the satirical comedy horror film Satan's Little Helper (2004).[7]

Filmography

As director
Year Title Notes
1972 The Ringer Short film
1976 Squirm
1978 Blue Sunshine
1980 Doctor Franken Television film
1981 Just Before Dawn
1988 Remote Control
1994 But... Seriously Documentary
1995 Sonny Liston: The Mysterious Life and Death of a Champion Television film
2004 Satan's Little Helper
As screenwriter
Year Title Notes
1972 The Ringer
1976 Squirm
1978 Blue Sunshine
1980 Doctor Franken
1981 Just Before Dawn
1988 Remote Control
1994 The Neverending Story III
2004 Satan's Little Helper
2006 'Til Death Do Us Part Television series; creator, 3 episodes

References

  1. ^ "Jeff Lieberman". AllMovie. Retrieved March 19, 2020.
  2. ^ Towlson 2016, p. 131.
  3. ^ Towlson 2016, p. 130.
  4. ^ a b Towlson 2016, p. 132.
  5. ^ Towlson 2016, pp. 131–132.
  6. ^ a b Towlson 2016, p. 133.
  7. ^ Towlson 2016, p. 130, 133–134.

Sources

  • Towlson, Jon (2016). McCarthy, Elizabeth; Murphy, Bernice M. (eds.). Lost Souls of Horror and the Gothic: Fifty-Four Neglected Authors, Actors, Artists and Others. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. pp. 130–134. ISBN 978-1-476-62653-6.

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