Vernon Zimmerman

Vernon Zimmerman – Fade to Black (1980)

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Shy, lonely Eric Binford delivers film cassettes and film-related supplies in Los Angeles for a living. But he really exists only to watch movies and immense himself in fantasies about cinematic characters and stars. Frequently bullied and betrayed, Eric comforts himself by pretending to be one of the many tough heroes and villains who have captivated him from the silver screen. However, his sanity takes a turn for the worse and he launches grotesque murders all patterned after characters and incidents from his beloved movies. He becomes known as the Celluloid Killer, one of the most horrifying murderers the city has ever known. Read More »

Vernon Zimmerman – Deadhead Miles (1972)

Written by Terrence Malick, Deadhead Miles was hailed when its screenplay was first picked up by Paramount; one of its producers declared that “this script is so good that when Deadhead Miles is released Malick will be the most sought after young writer in the country.” The final film, directed by Vernon Zimmerman in his feature debut, did not live up to these expectations, and was shelved by Paramount until they began screening it infrequently after Badlands. It is also said that Malick is displeased with the outcome, and he has since chosen to direct his own screenplays. Read More »