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Director/producer Joseph Zito was born on May 14, 1946 in New York City. He began his cinematic career in film distribution. Zito made his debut picture in the mid 70s with the sleazy Patty Hearst-inspired exploitation feature "Abduction." Joseph then did the equally trashy "Bloodrage," the brutal slasher item "The Prowler," and the superior ... See full bio »
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Joseph Bigwood

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I had made another horror film called The Prowler which was something which I produced and directed. And it was a low budget feature. And in fact Tom Savini did the special effects and makeup on it. And I had heard about Friday the 13th first, about the possibility about doing a Friday the 13th, through someone who had seen The Prowler. And this was a guy who was apparently one of the owners of ... See more »


He has worked with his wife, Bobbi Leigh Zito, on the films Bloodrage (1981) and The Prowler (1981). See more »

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