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John Harrison is an American director, writer, composer and producer best known for his collaborations with director George A. Romero and for writing-directing the miniseries adaptation of Dune.[1]

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In 1974, Harrison began a long collaboration and friendship with filmmaker George A. Romero. Harrison performed as Sir Pelinore in Romero's Knightriders, then became his 1st Assistant Director for both Romero films Creepshow (1982) and Day of the Dead (1985). Harrison also composed the scores for Creepshow and Day of the Dead (1985) respectively. He also played the "Screwdriver Zombie" in Romero's classic Dawn of the Dead (1978). The music that was composed for the score of Creepshow was also featured in the fake trailer for Thanksgiving in the film Grindhouse (2007), and the South Park episode "Tegridy Farms Halloween Special" (2019). Music from Harrison's Day of the Dead score was also featured in the premiere Stranger Things Season 3, "Suzie, Do You Copy" (2019). He was then tapped by producer Richard P. Rubinstein to direct Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) for Paramount,[2] which won the Gran Prix du Festival at Avoriaz, France (1991).[3] Harrison's collaboration with Rubinstein culminated in the Emmy-winning TV miniseries, Frank Herbert's Dune (2000), which Harrison wrote and directed, and Frank Herbert's Children of Dune (2003), which Harrison wrote and executive produced. and Frank Herbert's Children of Dune (2003), which Harrison wrote and executive produced.

Harrison later served as an Executive Producer on Dune: Part One and Dune: Part Two.

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