Pete Walker (director)

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Pete Walker (born 1939 in Brighton, Sussex) is an English film director, writer and producer, specialising in horror and sexploitation films, frequently combining the two.Keeping the British End Up: Four Decades of Saucy Cinema by Simon Sheridan (Reynolds & Hearn Books) (third edition) (2007)X-Rated - Adventures of an Exploitation Filmmaker by Simon Sheridan (Reynolds & Hearn Books) (2008)Shepperton Babylon: The Lost Worlds of British Cinema by Matthew Sweet (Faber & Faber, 2005)The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror ed. Phil Hardy (Aurum Press, 1985, 1995)Making Mischief: The Cult Films of Pete Walker by Steve Chibnall (FAB Press, 1998)English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby (Reynolds & Hearn, 2000)

His films include Die Screaming, Marianne, House of Mortal Sin, Frightmare, House of Whipcord, Schizo, The Comeback, and House of the Long Shadows.

His films often featured sadistic authority figures, such as priests or judges, punishing anyone - usually young women - who doesn't conform to their strict personal moral codes, but he has denied there being any political subtext to his films. Because of the speed with which he had to make his films, Walker often used the same reliable actors, including Andrew Sachs and Sheila Keith, the latter...
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