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Christophe Gans


“It is important to consider that the horror movies should - like modern art - not have a too obvious meaning. When you watch them it is more important what you feel than what you understand.”



Born in 1960 in Antibes (in the South of France), Christophe Gans became crazy about movies at an early stage. As a teenager, he made a lot of samurai and kung fu super-8 films with his friends. At the end of the seventies, he founded the fanzine “Rhesus Zero” about B-movies. In 1980, he studied at the French cinema school Idhec and directed a short movie called “Silver Slime”, a tribute to Mario Bava. In 1982, he founded the magazine “Starfix” and defended directors like David Cronenberg, Dario Argento, Russel Mulcahy, David Lynch, John Carpenter or Sergio Leone. He decided to make movies and directed one of the three parts of Necronomicon (1994) called “The Drowned”, then “Crying Freeman” from the famous Japanese manga. Gans created the video collection “HK” devoted to Hong Kong movies. He worked for two years on a free adaptation of Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues under the Sea” but the project failed. In 1999, he was asked to make Le pacte des loups (2001) (“Brotherhood of… read more


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