The American director died on Tuesday 10 October at the age of 60 Jeff Burr, horror specialist. You directed Vincent Price in one of his last films, The village of witches And The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – Part 3. His death occurred at his home in Dalton, Georgia, due to apparent complications due to a stroke.
The announcement of the passing was made by a longtime friend, actor Eric Spudic, to The Hollywood Reporter. After several other directors dropped out, Burr came on board at the last minute to direct The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – Part 3 (1990) with former professional wrestler RA Mihailoff as the villain. The film grossed $5.8 million on a $2 million budget. Burr then directed The return of the killer toys (1993), Killer Toys – Final Showdown (1994), Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1994), Night of the Scarecrow (1995) e Puppet Master: Blitzkrieg Massacre (2018). Outside of the horror sphere, the director has directed Eddie Presley (1992), a film about an Elvis impersonator starring Quentin Tarantino and Bruce Campbell as asylum orderlies, and co-wrote and directed the World War II drama Straight Into Darkness (2004).
THE MEETING WITH VINCENT PRICE
Born in Aurora, Ohio, on July 18, 1963, Jeffrey Burr he grew up in Dalton, where he became a movie monster enthusiast. He attended the University of California, but left after three years to finish a short film, Divided We Fall (1982), about two brothers on opposite sides of the Civil War who meet on the battlefield. Burr made his directorial debut with The village of witches (1987). The director said he went to Vincent Price’s house unannounced with a bottle of wine and was invited in. The legend of horror “he sat down and talked to me for about 15 minutes, got the script and that’s how it all began”he recalled in 2012.