Rene Daalder  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Rene Daalder (1944 - December 31, 2019) was a Dutch writer and director best known for his film Massacre at Central High (1976).


He lived in Los Angeles. Originally a protégé of Russ Meyer, Daalder has worked with Jan de Bont, Frans Bromet, and Rem Koolhaas.

He is regarded as a pioneer of virtual reality and digital motion picture technologies.


His movies include teenage horror classic Massacre at Central High (1976), punk rock musical Population: 1 (1986), Habitat (1997) and Hysteria (1998). He also directed the music video for Supertramp's "Brother Where You Bound".

He also wrote and directed a documentary on Bas Jan Ader entitled Here is Always Somewhere Else, which was released on DVD in November 2008.

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