Maybe now as sophisticated and deep-thinking (cough-pretentious) adults we regard the Criterion crowd as favorites (Kubrick, Fellini, Kurosawa, Bergman etc) but I am willing to bet that isn't where our movie watching started. So what filmmaker most gives you those nostalgic vibes? This will of course depend heavily on ages of people, my childhood movie-watching heyday being the late 80's and into the early 90's. For me it would be easy to go with biggies like Carpenter, Spielberg or Dante, but there is one filmmaker that somehow managed to infiltrate my childhood with nearly everything he touched, I present Fred Dekker in chronology from 1983 to 1993: The Return of Godzilla - he wrote a script for a stop-motion 3D Americanized Godzilla movie to be directed by Steve Miner (Friday the 13th 3D) It just missed getting made and some elements went into Godzilla 1985 which was my entry way Godzilla movie. Night of the Creeps - Written and directed by. How fun is this movie? A frat teen romance/comedy with Alien slugs and zombies. A rightful cult classic I used to sell on VHS for $40 before it went on DVD. "Thrill Me." House - Story by. This is another kitchen sink horror movie that may be the most fun movie about war PTSD. House II - Story by. Not one I watched much, but famously called better than the first in Scream 2. The Monster Squad - Written and directed by. Saw it in our Mall's theater and fell in love. A perennial Halloween favorite, showed it to my daughter and she cried when Franky went bye bye. "Wolfman's got nards." Tales from the Crypt: And All Through the House - Written by. Maybe a show too adult for me at the time, however, this Killer Santa episode is easily my most watched. Ricochet - Story by. One of my most watched action films of my youth, the ridiculousness just hammered it home. Denzel and Lithgow were great. If Looks Could Kill - Story by. James Bond Jr. Saw this at the dollar theater late night with my dad and loved it. A bit underrated. Demolition Man - Uncredited script (he added the prologue.) Another favorite as a kid, the future stuff is incredibly funny. But then as I turned 14 and Dekker made exactly one mistake and never really recovered: Robocop 3. A PG-13 sequel without Weller!!! It tanked. Since then he did some script stuff for Lethal Weapon 4 (adding the car driving through the skyscraper) and Titan AE. Having a connection with Shane Black they both worked on Edge and The Predator which was a disappointment.