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      Richard Stanley

      Richard Stanley

      Highest Rated: 100% Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)

      Lowest Rated: 22% The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

      Birthday: Nov 22, 1966

      Birthplace: Fishhook, South Africa

      Richard Stanley is a South African director and screenwriter of cultish horror films, but he is best known within the industry for messy production scenarios. He began his career writing, directing, and starring in two shorter films in the early-to-mid '80s before making his breakthrough in 1990, when he wrote and directed the sci-fi horror feature "Hardware." The film starred very recognizable actors Dylan McDermott and Stacey Travis and in something of a coup, the film also featured rock legends Iggy Pop and Lemmy in supporting roles. The movie did well but was also besotted with controversy when it came out that Stanley's script had been based on a story from a comic magazine (those comic writers were eventually credited as "Hardware" contributors). His 1992 horror follow-up, "Dust Devil," became mired in post-production hell, but Stanley managed to produce the film, and it, too, gained a following. But Stanley's most public fiasco occurred a few years later, when, after screen-adapting and then being offered to direct the sci-fi horror movie "The Island of Dr. Moreau," he was promptly fired a few days into production, allegedly at the request of co-star Val Kilmer; John Frankenheimer supplanted Stanley in the director's chair. The film still ended up a flop, earning a Razzie Award for worst screenplay, though the final product bore virtually no resemblance to Stanley's original. Stanley managed to soldier on, making a couple documentaries, a short, and by the early 2010s, he was back making horror features again.

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      Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau


      PERFECT STRANGERS, (aka TOO DANGEROUS TO LOVE), Dennis Morgan, Ginger Rogers, 1950 THE LADY TAKES A SAILOR, from left: Jane Wyman, Dennis Morgan, 1949 AFFECTIONATELY YOURS, Dennis Morgan, Merle Oberon, Ralph Bellamy, 1941 THE TIME, THE PLACE AND THE GIRL, Jack Carson, Dennis Morgan, 1946 RATON PASS, Dennis Morgan, 1951 IT'S A GREAT FEELING, from left: Dennis Morgan, Doris Day, 1949 KITTY FOYLE, Dennis Morgan, Ginger Rogers, 1940 IT'S A GREAT FEELING, Dennis Morgan, Doris Day, 1949 SHINE ON HARVEST MOON, Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, 1944 MY WILD IRISH ROSE, Dennis Morgan, Andrea King, 1947 PAINTING THE CLOUDS WITH SUNSHINE, Dennis Morgan, 1951 ONE MORE TOMORROW, Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan (front), Jack Carson, Alexis Smith (back), 1946 ONE SUNDAY AFTERNOON, Janis Paige, Dennis Morgan, 1948 ONE MORE TOMORROW, from left: Dennis Morgan, Alexis Smith, 1946 ONE SUNDAY AFTERNOON, Dorothy Malone, Dennis Morgan, 1948 TO THE VICTOR, Dennis Morgan, 1948 TWO GUYS FROM TEXAS, (aka TWO TEXAS KNIGHTS), Penny Edwards, Dennis Morgan, 1948 AFFECTIONATELY YOURS, Dennis Morgan, Merle Oberon, 1941 IN THIS OUR LIFE, Dennis Morgan, 1942 IN THIS OUR LIFE, Bette Davis, Dennis Morgan, 1942



      No Score Yet No Score Yet Exegesis Lovecraft Self - 2021
      86% 82% Color Out of Space Director $677.3K 2019
      83% 30% Replace Screenwriter - 2017
      87% 79% 78/52 Self $30.3K 2017
      100% 87% Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau Unknown (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Other World Director,
      - 2013
      38% 36% The Theatre Bizarre Director,
      - 2011
      36% 42% The Abandoned Writer $1.3M 2006
      No Score Yet 67% The White Darkness Director - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Glory Director,
      - 2001
      22% 20% The Island of Dr. Moreau Screenwriter $27.7M 1996
      29% 60% Dust Devil Director - 1992
      46% 52% Hardware Director,
      $5.1M 1990