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Nathaniel Thompson

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Nathaniel Thompson runs the longstanding website Mondo Digital, a survey of films ranging from high art to low exploitation, and is the author of five books including the DVD Delirium series. For 16 years he has been a regular contributing writer for Turner Classic Movies and has written regularly for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2011, including working behind the scenes at every Oscar ceremony since then. After his first studio job at DreamWorks SKG, he spent a decade overseeing the production and marketing of DVD and Blu-ray releases for Image Entertainment including the Something Weird, Shaw Brothers, and EuroShock lines.

Nathaniel has contributed over 150 audio commentaries as a film scholar and also in conversation with such talents as Tom Holland, Steve Miner, Catherine Mary Stewart, John Dahl, Larry Buchanan, Robert Downey Sr., Celeste Yarnall, Joseph Zito, Jeffrey Konvitz, Bruce Davison, Lee Montgomery, Michael Sopkiw, Jack Sholder, Tony Randel, Clint Howard, and Barbara Cupisti. He has also appeared in such documentaries as King Cohen, It Was a Colossal Teenage Movie Machine: The American International Pictures Story, and 1982: One Amazing Summer! For home video releases and his site he has conducted interviews with numerous genre figures including Jean Rollin, David F. Friedman, Radley Metzger, Jack Hill, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Pino Donaggio, Lalo Schifrin, John Cacavas, Carter Burwell, and Christopher Young. His writings can also be found in issues of Video Watchdog and publications like FabPress’ Fear Without Frontiers: Horror Cinema Across the Globe.

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Title Year IMDb Rating
1933
*** Lady for a Day 1933 Lady for a Day (1933) on IMDb
1950
*** Convicted 1950 Convicted (1950) on IMDb
1952
** Kid Monk Baroni 1952 Kid Monk Baroni (1952) on IMDb
1954
*** Naked Alibi 1954 Naked Alibi (1954) on IMDb
1961
** Common Law Wife 1961 Common Law Wife (1961) on IMDb
*** The Naked Witch 1961 The Naked Witch (1961) on IMDb
1962
**** The Horrible Dr. Hichcock 1962 The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962) on IMDb
*** The Phantom of the Opera 1962 The Phantom of the Opera (1962) on IMDb
*** The Secret of the Red Orchid 1962 The Secret of the Red Orchid (1962) on IMDb
1963
*** The Kiss of the Vampire 1963 The Kiss of the Vampire (1963) on IMDb
*** The Mind Benders 1963 The Mind Benders (1963) on IMDb
*** The Whip and the Body 1963 The Whip and the Body (1963) on IMDb
1964
*** Bedtime Story 1964 Bedtime Story (1964) on IMDb
*** The Blood Drinkers 1964 The Blood Drinkers (1964) on IMDb
*** The Castle of the Living Dead 1964 The Castle of the Living Dead (1964) on IMDb
** The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald 1964 The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (1964) on IMDb
1965
*** Marie-Chantal vs. Doctor Kha 1965 Marie-Chantal vs. Doctor Kha (1965) on IMDb
*** Mirage 1965 Mirage (1965) on IMDb
1966
*** Arabesque 1966 Arabesque (1966) on IMDb
*** Gambit 1966 Gambit (1966) on IMDb
*** The Oscar 1966 The Oscar (1966) on IMDb
*** Picture Mommy Dead 1966 Picture Mommy Dead (1966) on IMDb
1967
*** Assassination 1967 Assassination (1967) on IMDb
*** The Champagne Murders 1967 The Champagne Murders (1967) on IMDb
*** Diabolically Yours 1967 Diabolically Yours (1967) on IMDb
*** Grand Slam 1967 Grand Slam (1967) on IMDb
**** In the Heat of the Night 1967 In the Heat of the Night (1967) on IMDb
*** The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism 1967 The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (1967) on IMDb
1968
*** Charly 1968 Charly (1968) on IMDb
*** Danger: Diabolik 1968 Danger: Diabolik (1968) on IMDb
*** Death Laid an Egg 1968 Death Laid an Egg (1968) on IMDb
*** Farewell, Friend 1968 Farewell, Friend (1968) on IMDb
*** Mad Doctor of Blood Island 1968 Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968) on IMDb
*** Madigan 1968 Madigan (1968) on IMDb
*** Naked You Die 1968 Naked You Die (1968) on IMDb
*** The Odd Couple 1968 The Odd Couple (1968) on IMDb
*** What’s So Bad About Feeling Good? 1968 What’s So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) on IMDb
1969
*** Angel, Angel, Down We Go 1969 Angel, Angel, Down We Go (1969) on IMDb
*** Change of Habit 1969 Change of Habit (1969) on IMDb
*** Don’t Drink the Water 1969 Don’t Drink the Water (1969) on IMDb
*** El puro 1969 El puro (1969) on IMDb
**** The Girl from Rio 1969 The Girl from Rio (1969) on IMDb
**** Marquis de Sade’s Justine 1969 Marquis de Sade’s Justine (1969) on IMDb
*** Orgasmo 1969 Orgasmo (1969) on IMDb
*** Putney Swope 1969 Putney Swope (1969) on IMDb
*** The Sicilian Clan 1969 The Sicilian Clan (1969) on IMDb
*** So Sweet... So Perverse 1969 So Sweet... So Perverse (1969) on IMDb
1970
**** The Bloody Judge 1970 The Bloody Judge (1970) on IMDb
*** Cannon for Cordoba 1970 Cannon for Cordoba (1970) on IMDb
*** Cold Sweat 1970 Cold Sweat (1970) on IMDb
*** The Cop 1970 The Cop (1970) on IMDb
**** Eugenie 1970 Eugenie (1970) on IMDb
*** Eyewitness 1970 Eyewitness (1970) on IMDb
*** Goodbye Gemini 1970 Goodbye Gemini (1970) on IMDb
*** Hatchet for the Honeymoon 1970 Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970) on IMDb
*** Rider on the Rain 1970 Rider on the Rain (1970) on IMDb
*** The Road to Salina 1970 The Road to Salina (1970) on IMDb
*** Tiger by the Tail 1970 Tiger by the Tail (1970) on IMDb
1971
*** The Beast of the Yellow Night 1971 The Beast of the Yellow Night (1971) on IMDb
*** The Brotherhood of Satan 1971 The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) on IMDb
*** Caged Men 1971 Caged Men (1971) on IMDb
**** Four Flies on Grey Velvet 1971 Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971) on IMDb
* The Godson 1971 The Godson (1971) on IMDb
*** The Hunting Party 1971 The Hunting Party (1971) on IMDb
*** An Ideal Place to Kill 1971 An Ideal Place to Kill (1971) on IMDb
* The Light at the Edge of the World 1971 The Light at the Edge of the World (1971) on IMDb
*** The Mephisto Waltz 1971 The Mephisto Waltz (1971) on IMDb
*** Slaughter Hotel 1971 Slaughter Hotel (1971) on IMDb
* Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things 1971 Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things (1971) on IMDb
*** The Velvet Vampire 1971 The Velvet Vampire (1971) on IMDb
*** Willard 1971 Willard (1971) on IMDb
* Zachariah 1971 Zachariah (1971) on IMDb
1972
* And Hope to Die 1972 And Hope to Die (1972) on IMDb
*** Ben 1972 Ben (1972) on IMDb
*** The Crimes of the Black Cat 1972 The Crimes of the Black Cat (1972) on IMDb
*** Endless Night 1972 Endless Night (1972) on IMDb
*** Grave of the Vampire 1972 Grave of the Vampire (1972) on IMDb
*** Knife of Ice 1972 Knife of Ice (1972) on IMDb
*** The Outside Man 1972 The Outside Man (1972) on IMDb
*** Seven Blood-Stained Orchids 1972 Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972) on IMDb
*** Smile Before Death 1972 Smile Before Death (1972) on IMDb
* Trouble Man 1972 Trouble Man (1972) on IMDb
1973
*** A Candle for the Devil 1973 A Candle for the Devil (1973) on IMDb
* The Candy Snatchers 1973 The Candy Snatchers (1973) on IMDb
* The Day of the Dolphin 1973 The Day of the Dolphin (1973) on IMDb
*** Death Carries a Cane 1973 Death Carries a Cane (1973) on IMDb
**** The Five Days 1973 The Five Days (1973) on IMDb
**** High Plains Drifter 1973 High Plains Drifter (1973) on IMDb
* Le Magnifique 1973 Le Magnifique (1973) on IMDb
*** The Legend of Blood Castle 1973 The Legend of Blood Castle (1973) on IMDb
*** Scream, Pretty Peggy 1973 Scream, Pretty Peggy (1973) on IMDb
*** White Lightning 1973 White Lightning (1973) on IMDb
1974
*** Almost Human 1974 Almost Human (1974) on IMDb
*** Beyond the Door 1974 Beyond the Door (1974) on IMDb
*** Dark Places 1974 Dark Places (1974) on IMDb
* Gold 1974 Gold (1974) on IMDb
*** Juggernaut 1974 Juggernaut (1974) on IMDb
*** The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue 1974 The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974) on IMDb
* The Midnight Man 1974 The Midnight Man (1974) on IMDb
*** Someone Is Bleeding 1974 Someone Is Bleeding (1974) on IMDb
**** The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 1974 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) on IMDb
*** Ten Little Indians 1974 Ten Little Indians (1974) on IMDb
1975
* ‘Sheba, Baby’ 1975 ‘Sheba, Baby’ (1975) on IMDb
* Brannigan 1975 Brannigan (1975) on IMDb
*** Breakheart Pass 1975 Breakheart Pass (1975) on IMDb
* Capone 1975 Capone (1975) on IMDb
**** Deep Red 1975 Deep Red (1975) on IMDb
* Framed 1975 Framed (1975) on IMDb
1976
*** Body of My Enemy 1976 Body of My Enemy (1976) on IMDb
*** Free Hand for a Tough Cop 1976 Free Hand for a Tough Cop (1976) on IMDb
*** Gator 1976 Gator (1976) on IMDb
*** Grizzly 1976 Grizzly (1976) on IMDb
* The Hunter Will Get You 1976 The Hunter Will Get You (1976) on IMDb
*** The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane 1976 The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976) on IMDb
*** The Tenant 1976 The Tenant (1976) on IMDb
1977
*** All the Souls… Except the Dead 1977 All the Souls… Except the Dead (1977) on IMDb
*** Armageddon 1977 Armageddon (1977) on IMDb
*** Blood and Diamonds 1977 Blood and Diamonds (1977) on IMDb
* The Choirboys 1977 The Choirboys (1977) on IMDb
* Crossed Swords 1977 Crossed Swords (1977) on IMDb
*** Emanuelle in America 1977 Emanuelle in America (1977) on IMDb
*** The Gestapo’s Last Orgy 1977 The Gestapo’s Last Orgy (1977) on IMDb
*** The Sentinel 1977 The Sentinel (1977) on IMDb
*** Watch Me When I Kill 1977 Watch Me When I Kill (1977) on IMDb
1978
*** The Bloodstained Shadow 1978 The Bloodstained Shadow (1978) on IMDb
* The Brink’s Job 1978 The Brink’s Job (1978) on IMDb
* Brothers Till We Die 1978 Brothers Till We Die (1978) on IMDb
*** Death on the Nile 1978 Death on the Nile (1978) on IMDb
* The Greek Tycoon 1978 The Greek Tycoon (1978) on IMDb
*** Red Rings of Fear 1978 Red Rings of Fear (1978) on IMDb
*** The Silent Partner 1978 The Silent Partner (1978) on IMDb
**** The Toolbox Murders 1978 The Toolbox Murders (1978) on IMDb
1979
* Caligula 1979 Caligula (1979) on IMDb
*** Cheerleaders’ Wild Weekend 1979 Cheerleaders’ Wild Weekend (1979) on IMDb
*** Escape from Alcatraz 1979 Escape from Alcatraz (1979) on IMDb
*** Goldengirl 1979 Goldengirl (1979) on IMDb
* Luna 1979 Luna (1979) on IMDb
* Seven 1979 Seven (1979) on IMDb
* Stone Cold Dead 1979 Stone Cold Dead (1979) on IMDb
1980
* The Apple 1980 The Apple (1980) on IMDb
**** City of the Living Dead 1980 City of the Living Dead (1980) on IMDb
*** Contraband 1980 Contraband (1980) on IMDb
* The Long Riders 1980 The Long Riders (1980) on IMDb
*** Macabre 1980 Macabre (1980) on IMDb
*** The Mirror Crack’d 1980 The Mirror Crack’d (1980) on IMDb
* Nightkill 1980 Nightkill (1980) on IMDb
* North Sea Hijack 1980 North Sea Hijack (1980) on IMDb
**** Schizoid 1980 Schizoid (1980) on IMDb
1981
**** Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror 1981 Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) on IMDb
* Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker 1981 Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1981) on IMDb
* Dead & Buried 1981 Dead & Buried (1981) on IMDb
*** The Professional 1981 The Professional (1981) on IMDb
* Raggedy Man 1981 Raggedy Man (1981) on IMDb
1982
* Alone in the Dark 1982 Alone in the Dark (1982) on IMDb
*** Evil Under the Sun 1982 Evil Under the Sun (1982) on IMDb
* Forbidden World 1982 Forbidden World (1982) on IMDb
* Humongous 1982 Humongous (1982) on IMDb
*** I, the Jury 1982 I, the Jury (1982) on IMDb
**** Vigilante 1982 Vigilante (1982) on IMDb
1983
*** Conquest 1983 Conquest (1983) on IMDb
* Frightmare 1983 Frightmare (1983) on IMDb
*** Nightmares 1983 Nightmares (1983) on IMDb
*** Stroker Ace 1983 Stroker Ace (1983) on IMDb
1984
* The Ambassador 1984 The Ambassador (1984) on IMDb
* Blame It on Rio 1984 Blame It on Rio (1984) on IMDb
* Blastfighter 1984 Blastfighter (1984) on IMDb
*** Cannonball Run II 1984 Cannonball Run II (1984) on IMDb
*** The Sinister Dr. Orloff 1984 The Sinister Dr. Orloff (1984) on IMDb
*** Warriors of the Year 2072 1984 Warriors of the Year 2072 (1984) on IMDb
1985
* Certain Fury 1985 Certain Fury (1985) on IMDb
* The Park Is Mine 1985 The Park Is Mine (1985) on IMDb
* Prizzi’s Honor 1985 Prizzi’s Honor (1985) on IMDb
1986
* 8 Million Ways to Die 1986 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) on IMDb
* Chopping Mall 1986 Chopping Mall (1986) on IMDb
1987
*** Aenigma 1987 Aenigma (1987) on IMDb
* Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) on IMDb
*** The Barbarians 1987 The Barbarians (1987) on IMDb
*** Bloody New Year 1987 Bloody New Year (1987) on IMDb
*** Malone 1987 Malone (1987) on IMDb
* No Man’s Land 1987 No Man’s Land (1987) on IMDb
*** Opera 1987 Opera (1987) on IMDb
*** Zombie High 1987 Zombie High (1987) on IMDb
1988
* Bad Dreams 1988 Bad Dreams (1988) on IMDb
* Child’s Play 1988 Child’s Play (1988) on IMDb
* Killing Birds 1988 Killing Birds (1988) on IMDb
* Red Scorpion 1988 Red Scorpion (1988) on IMDb
*** The Unholy 1988 The Unholy (1988) on IMDb
1989
* After Midnight 1989 After Midnight (1989) on IMDb
*** The Church 1989 The Church (1989) on IMDb
**** Leviathan 1989 Leviathan (1989) on IMDb
* The Masque of the Red Death 1989 The Masque of the Red Death (1989) on IMDb
* Warlock 1989 Warlock (1989) on IMDb
1990
*** Beyond Darkness 1990 Beyond Darkness (1990) on IMDb
* The Last of the Finest 1990 The Last of the Finest (1990) on IMDb
1992
* 1492: Conquest of Paradise 1992 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) on IMDb
* Happy Hell Night 1992 Happy Hell Night (1992) on IMDb
* Trespass 1992 Trespass (1992) on IMDb
1993
* The Crush 1993 The Crush (1993) on IMDb
* Ticks 1993 Ticks (1993) on IMDb
1994
* The Last Seduction 1994 The Last Seduction (1994) on IMDb
1995
* Darkman II: The Return of Durant 1995 Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1995) on IMDb
* The Mangler 1995 The Mangler (1995) on IMDb
1996
* Darkman III: Die Darkman Die 1996 Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996) on IMDb
1997
* City of Industry 1997 City of Industry (1997) on IMDb
1998
* The Phantom of the Opera 1998 The Phantom of the Opera (1998) on IMDb
1999
* eXistenZ 1999 eXistenZ (1999) on IMDb
2001
* Shredder 2001 Shredder (2001) on IMDb
*** Sleepless 2001 Sleepless (2001) on IMDb
2003
*** The Card Player 2003 The Card Player (2003) on IMDb
*** In Hell 2003 In Hell (2003) on IMDb
2020
*** Trailer Trauma V: 70s Action Attack! 2020 Trailer Trauma V: 70s Action Attack! (2020) on IMDb
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