David DeCoteau

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Gender: Male

Birth Place: Portland, Oregon, USA

David DeCoteau (David Gerardo DeCoteau) is an American and Canadian film director and producer. He was born on January 5, 1962 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He has produced and directed more than 115 motion pictures since 1985. David started working at the age of 18 in the movie industry professionally. Roger Corman is a movie legend that hired David as a production assistant at New World Pictures in the 1980s. Charles Band gave David the opportunity to direct and produce his first feature film in 1986. He has a dual citizenship of Canada and the USA and lives in both British Columbia, Canada and Los Angeles, California.

David is the founder of Rapid Heart Pictures. David’s motto is “I always wanted to make what I could sell. So I just promised myself that I would not be set in my ways. If somebody said, ‘Look, we need a horror film, we need a creature feature, we need a Western, we need a period costume drama,’ I was able to put it together pretty quickly.”

David DeCoteau Quotes

2001 - “I directed my first film at 24 years old. I was quite young and naive, but it was something of a hit and that allowed me to make many more films”

“I directed more movies for [Full Moon founder Charles Band] than any other director, almost 30 movies, and I got Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991) by default, since I was in Romania and available to shoot. I was very excited about that, and it worked out very, very well. We had a video output deal with Paramount, which meant we had more money to spend, prior to DVD. You could spend $750,000 to a million on these films, but what we were concerned about was having exceptional FX since that was really popular”

Regarding the 1980s - “You could make anything and it sold. This was the free spirit of "B" movies back then. You took risks that the majors couldn't because the budgets were low and there was this new market called home video. You literally couldn't make enough movies to fill the demand. This led to a fun and playful attitude on the set. This was my adopted family and I had a blast getting paid to make crazy movies”

“I make movies for myself. I've got to like what I do and I've got to do it as well as I can. If other people like what I like, then, great. If you try and make a cult film, it won't be a cult film. If you try to make a critically acclaimed film, it won't be a critically acclaimed film. Just make the film that you like to make, and make it as well as you can.”

Director David DeCoteau Movies / Films:

Puppet Master: Axis of Evil (2010) Grizzly Rage (2007) The Brotherhood IV: The Complex (2005) The Brotherhood III: Young Demons (2003) The Brotherhood (2001) The Brotherhood 2: Young Warlocks (2001) Witchouse (1999)

Reviewed Movies Directed by David DeCoteau

  • Puppet Master: Axis of Evil (2010)

    Puppet Master: Axis of Evil 2010

    Ok, so it is the first "Full Moon" Puppet Master film of the past 10 years. We'll disregard the awful Sci-Fi original flick. Taken from the DVD Jacket - In a stateside hotel during the…

  • Grizzly Rage (2007)

    Grizzly Rage 2007

    Grizzly Rage is the sixth title in the "Maneater Series" and unveils the biggest beast of them all. When four high school buddies take a road trip to celebrate their graduation, vacation turns…

  • The Brotherhood IV: The Complex (2005)

    The Brotherhood IV: The Complex 2005

    The Brotherhood IV: The Complex (2005) is a horror movie that was more entertaining than the others in its prequel. Director David DeCoteau (Creepozoids (1987), Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge…

  • The Brotherhood III - Young Demons (2003)

    The Brotherhood III - Young Demons 2003

    its a good homoerotic movie, but its the worst in "the brotherhood" series. its got the least amount of male flesh and there is only one good homoerotic scene where a surfer looking dude is…

  • The Brotherhood (2001)

    The Brotherhood 2001

    They were probably trying to make a genuinely scary film, but it turns out to have some pretty ridiculous moments. Lots of absurd dialogue between the two College Freshman, the " jock " and…

  • The Brotherhood 2 - Young Warlocks (2001)

    The Brotherhood 2 - Young Warlocks 2001

    Okay, I think this is the best David DeCoteau movie! Of course it has homerotic overtones, but doesn't just about every one of the DeCoteau movies. I think some of the half naked scenes are long,…

  • Witchouse (1999)

    Witchouse 1999

    Witchouse (1999) is an American horror movie that had a gross cover image/photo that gives the impression that this film was going to be a good watch. Director David DeCoteau (Creepozoids (1987), Puppet…