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  • Deliver Us From Evil

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  • The Day the Earth Stood Still

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  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose

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Scott Derrickson Biography

  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter, Screen Story
  • Born: Jan 1, 0001
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Scott Derrickson established himself in the 2000s as a successful screenwriter and director of horror fare; he used that controversial genre to examine the struggle between good and evil and to explore the possible existence of a supernatural realm. A graduate of Biola University, Derrickson attended the University of Southern California film school and received his premier screen credit by helming the direct-to-video sequel [[Feature~V210961~Hellraiser: Inferno~hellraiser:inferno]] and the slasher outing [[Feature~V209817~Urban Legends: The Final Cut~urbanlegends:finalcut]]. The 2005 horror outing [[Feature~V316830~The Exorcism of Emily Rose~theexorcismofemilyrose]], however, brought Derrickson his first serious attention as a craftsperson of mainstream horror fare. The tale of a young woman who develops symptoms of demonic possession but dies in mid-exorcism (prompting criminal charges against her parents), it emerged under the directorial imprimatur of Derrickson, from a script co-authored by Derrickson and [[Performer~P277845~Paul Harris Boardman~paulharrisboardman]]. A contemplative and reflective piece, it far outstripped the financial expectations of its studio, clocking in as the third-highest September opening of all time and thus paving the way for loftier and more lucrative screen assignments for Derrickson. In 2008, he helmed the remake of [[Performer~P117119~Robert Wise~robertwise]]'s [[Feature~V414716~The Day the Earth Stood Still~thedaytheearthstoodstill]] at about the same time he signed to helm one of his dream projects: a cinematization of [[Performer~P508410~John Milton~johnmilton]]'s 17th century poem "Paradise Lost," about the temporal parallels between mankind's fall from grace in the Garden of Eden and Satan's attempted mutiny in Heaven. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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