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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)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Producer (27 credits)
 2017 The Nurse with the Purple Hair (Documentary) (executive producer) / (producer) (post-production)
 2017 Friday the 13th: The Game (Video Game) (producer) (post-production)
 2015/II Debris (Short) (executive producer)
 2009 The Last House on the Left (producer - as Sean Cunningham)
 2009 Friday the 13th (producer)
 2009 His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2003 Freddy vs. Jason (producer)
 2002 Terminal Invasion (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2001 Jason X (executive producer)
 2001 XCU: Extreme Close Up (producer)
 1993 My Boyfriend's Back (producer)
 1992 House IV (Video) (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)
 1970 The Art of Marriage (Documentary) (producer - uncredited)
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Show Show Director (15 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (27 credits)
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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:

You can't do anything new with special effects; you can't get any mileage out of killing more people or being more graphic, because it's all been done - you should excuse the expression - to death. The pornography of violence is similar to the pornography of sex, in that when it's presented without substance it becomes a turn-off and it self-destructs. See more »

Trivia:

At the same time that he was putting together Friday the 13th (1980), he was also working on a kiddie sports movie called Here Come the Tigers (1978). Both he and the studio thought that the latter would be a major hit and that the former would be lucky to get green-lit. Friday the 13th (1980) turned out to be a box office hit, but Here Come the Tigers (1978) was a box office flop. 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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