Daniel Stamm

One of the more skilled proponents of the faux documentary style of filmmaking, German writer-director Daniel Stamm toiled largely in the horror genre, where he applied the verite approach to a pair of chilling independent films, "A Necessary Death" (2008) and "The Last Exorcism" (2010). The latter followed a preacher whose faith has been shaken as he attempts to debunk a case of demonic possession, only to discover that the horrifying phenomenon was actually true. "Exorcism" was a sizable hit during its American release, which elevated Stamm to desired status in Hollywood. His ability to raise hackles made him a director to watch on the high stakes horror scene.