Joe Dante is a lifelong film buff who turned his obsession into a career. He got his start cutting trailers for Roger Corman and later directed the hit movie Gremlins (1984), as well as Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), Innerspace (1987), and Small Soldiers (1998) for producer Steven Spielberg. His feature films include Piranha (1978), The Howling (1981), The ‘Burbs (1989), Matinee (1993), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), The Hole (2009, the first winner of the 3D Persol Award at the Venice Film Festival), and the zom-com Burying the Ex (2014). His TV directing work includes Police Squad; Amazing Stories; the HBO film The Second Civil War (1997); the Masters of Horror titles “Homecoming” and “The Screwfly Solution;” and episodes of Eerie, Indiana; CSI: NY; Hawaii Five-0; Witches of East End; DC’s Legends of Tomorrow; and Salem. His most recent big screen credit is an episode of the anthology film Nightmare Cinema (2018). Joe is also the frequent co-host of Trailers From Hell’s official podcast, The Movies That Made Me, available everywhere podcasts are streamed and downloaded!