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Director Joe Dante is a genre success

Director Joe Dante is a genre success

Director Joe Dante is one of the "monster kids" — people who grew up watching the Universal horror films on TV in the 1950s. "A lot of people from that group ended up being movie producers and even running studios," said Dante, the director of such classic horror/comedies and sci-fi adventures as 1981's "The Howling," 1984's blockbuster "Gremlins" and 1987's "Innerspace." "The most loyal audience for movies is the horror audience," noted the 68-year-old Dante, who, like such filmmakers as Francis Ford Coppola, Ron Howard and James Cameron, got his start with the "King of the B's" indie...

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