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Sean S. Cunningham


Like William Girdler, Oliver Hellman or even Ed Wood, Sean S. Cunningham had a successful career of starting films cheap and fast. Originally from New York, Cunningham had a vast knowledge of directing films and came to Hollywood. He started about the same time Wes Craven did. Cunningham meets Craven and decided to make a comedy-romance film called... See full bio »
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Known For

Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th Producer
(1980)
DeepStar Six
DeepStar Six Producer
(1989)
Freddy vs. Jason
Freddy vs. Jason Producer
(2003)

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 2020 Friday the 13th (producer)
 2009 The Last House on the Left (producer - as Sean Cunningham)
 2009 Friday the 13th (producer)
 2003 Freddy vs. Jason (producer)
 2001 Jason X (executive producer)
 2001 XCU: Extreme Close Up (producer)
 1993 My Boyfriend's Back (producer)
 1989 The Horror Show (producer)
 1989 DeepStar Six (producer)
 1987 House II: The Second Story (producer)
 1985 House (producer)
 1985 The New Kids (producer)
 1983 Spring Break (producer)
 1980 Friday the 13th (producer)
 1978 Manny's Orphans (producer)
 1978 Here Come the Tigers (producer)
 1976 The People Who Own the Dark (producer)
 1973 Case of the Full Moon Murders (producer)
 1972 The Last House on the Left (producer)
 1971 Together (producer)
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1 Print Biography | 5 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sean Cunningham

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

I am not a fan of brutal, ugly horror films. I don't like them, don't enjoy them. See more »

Trivia:

Adopted a daughter named Chelsea. See more »

Trademark:

Uses atmospheric cinematography from Barry Abrams in both Friday the 13th and A Stranger is Watching.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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