Lionsgate Buries Splatter Flick Director's Porn Past

Lionsgate seems to have an iron stomach for brutally graphic, sado-sexual material (Hard Candy's extended castration sequence, the Hostel ball gag torture, virtually any scene in Madea's Family Reunion, etc...), so you'd think their people wouldn't be the least bit uptight about the director of their latest gorefest's XXX past. Not so, says Page Six:

LIONS Gate is hiding the sleazy porn past of the director of its new horror flick "See No Evil," which opens today, without advance screenings, starring wrestler Kane . While the studio's Web site gushes about Gregory Dark's degrees from Stanford and NYU, his paintings owned by the Whitney, and his video work with Britney Spears and Snoop Dogg, there's not a single word about his 13 years of grinding out ultra-raunchy XXX fare like "Black Throat," "Dr. Penetration" and "White Bunbusters." "We didn't feel it had anything to do with this film," said a Lions Gate rep. Sure.

We think you should let audiences be the judge of that, dutiful Lionsgate PR professional! How else can they fully appreciate the subtle phallic and surgical symbolism with which Dark suffuses his killer's rusty meathook adventures, without being fully aware of the invasive-medical-procedure influences the director is harkening back to from his much earlier "Dr. Penetration" period?