Creator: Todd Solondz

Todd Solondz is a director of independent films who got his big break with the release of Welcome To The Dollhouse. He has since gone on to direct films such as Happiness, Storytelling, Palindromes, and more recently, Dark Horse.

And his films are dark. He's made a name for himself as one of the most controversial and nihilistic cinematic minds working today, with his movies painting an increasingly misanthropic and brutal portrayal of existence, particularly in the New Jersey suburbs. They're loaded with Nightmare Fuel and Squick, so by no means are they for the squeamish. You have been warned.

Tropes found in himself and his work: