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Also Known As: Sean S Cunningham Died:
Born: December 31, 1941 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: producer, director, actor

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Terror-meister and master of the gory slasher thriller who began career as stage manager and actor before making his directorial debut with the pseudo-documentary porn film, "Together" (1971; on which another future contemporary master of horror, Wes Craven, served as assistant producer). After producing Craven's cult horror favorite, "Last House on the Left" (1972), Cunningham directed a series of low-budget films, hitting the jackpot with the premier "Friday the 13th" (1980). He has since concentrated on producing, forming Cunningham Productions in 1984, which made "House" (1984) and its 1985 sequel.

Terror-meister and master of the gory slasher thriller who began career as stage manager and actor before making his directorial debut with the pseudo-documentary porn film, "Together" (1971; on which another future contemporary master of horror, Wes Craven, served as assistant producer). After producing Craven's cult horror favorite, "Last House on the Left" (1972), Cunningham directed a series of low-budget films, hitting the jackpot with the premier "Friday the 13th" (1980). He has since concentrated on producing, forming Cunningham Productions in 1984, which made "House" (1984) and its 1985 sequel.

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  Terminal Invasion (2002) Director
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  Deepstar Six (1989) Director
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  New Kids, The (1985) Director
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  Spring Break (1983) Director
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  Stranger Is Watching, A (1982) Director
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  Friday the 13th (1980) Director
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  Kick (1979) Director
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  Here Come The Tigers (1978) Director

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Worked briefly as an actor then stage manager
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Became producer of Mineola Theatre, Long Island, NY and other theater companies nationwide; brought several productions to Broadway
1971:
Formed Sean S. Cunningham Films, Ltd.
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Produced commercials, industrial films and documentaries
1971:
Debut as feature film director and co-producer (with Roger Murphy), "Together/Sensual Paradise" (pseudo-documentary porn film on which Wes Craven served as assistant producer)
1984:
Formed Cunningham Productions, specializing in horror films
1997:
Formed Sun Valley Film Corp., to handle more mainstream features
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Education

Franklin & Marshall College: Lancaster , Pennsylvania -
Stanford University: Stanford , California -
Stanford University: Stanford , California -

Notes

Not to be confused with special effects artist Sean C. Cunningham.

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