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Sean S. Cunningham

Film Producer / Film Director / Screenwriter | * 12/31/1941 (79) | New York City, New York, USA
Sean Sexton Cunningham (born December 1941) is an American filmmaker, director, producer, and writer. He is best known for directing and producing several horror films, beginning in the early 1970s. Raised in Connecticut, Cunningham graduated from Franklin & Marshall College before earning an MFA from Stanford University. After completing his education, he worked as a manager for various theater companies, including New York City's Lincoln Center and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. While working for a documentary company in New York, Cunningham made his feature film directorial debut with The Art of Marriage (1970). While editing his second film, he met Wes Craven, with whom he collaborated as a producer of Craven's exploitation horror film The Last House on the Left (1972). Cunningham went on to co-create and direct the slasher film Friday the 13th (1980), which was a major box-office success. He produced several horror films throughout the 1980s, including House ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Horror | Documentaries | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Sean S. Cunningham

Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture

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Movies with Sean S. Cunningham as Actor(22)

TV Shows/Series with Sean S. Cunningham as Actor(1)

Movies with Sean S. Cunningham as Crew(34)

Writing/Characters2020 Never Hike in the Snow
Writing/Characters2017 Never Hike Alone
Production/Executive Producer2010 His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th
Production/Producer2009 The Last House on the Left
Production/Producer2009 Friday the 13th
Directing/Director2006 Trapped Ashes
Production/Producer2003 Freddy vs. Jason
Directing/Director2002 Terminal Invasion
Production/Executive Producer2001 Jason X
Directing/Director2001 XCU: Extreme Close Up
Production/Producer1993 Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
Production/Producer1993 My Boyfriend's Back
Production/Producer1992 House IV
Directing/Director1989 DeepStar Six
Production/Producer1989 DeepStar Six
Crew/Presenter1989 A Taste of Hemlock
Production/Producer1989 The Horror Show
Production/Producer1987 House II: The Second Story
Production/Producer1986 House
Writing/Characters1985 Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Directing/Director1985 The New Kids
Production/Producer1985 The New Kids
Directing/Director1983 Spring Break
Production/Producer1983 Spring Break
Directing/Director1982 A Stranger Is Watching
Directing/Director1980 Friday the 13th
Production/Producer1980 Friday the 13th
Directing/Director1978 Here Come the Tigers
Directing/Director1978 Manny's Orphans
Production/Producer1978 Manny's Orphans
Directing/Director1973 The Case of the Smiling Stiffs
Production/Producer1972 The Last House on the Left
Directing/Director1971 Together
Writing/Writer1971 Together

Full Name: Sean Cunningham
Born: Wednesday, 12/31 1941 (December) in New York City (current age: 79 years + 127 days)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Educated at: Stanford University
Other names for Sean S. Cunningham (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Sean Cunningham"
Sean S. Cunningham frequently works together with these people:
Harry Manfredini (25x, Crew)
Kane Hodder (19x, Actor)
Vincente DiSanti (17x, Cast)
Wes Craven (14x, Crew)
Steve Miner (10x, Crew)
Tom Savini (10x, Actor)
Victor Miller (10x, Crew)
Robert Englund (9x, Actor)
Gregory Nicotero (8x, Crew)
Robert Shaye (8x, Crew)
Jeffrey Schwarz (8x, Crew)
Kevin Kaufman (2x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:12797, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 04/12/2021