Jack Sholder

Jack Sholder is known for doing credible work in the horror and science fiction genres, especially sequels to films attached to Wes Craven. Before moving into the director's chair, he spent the late 1970s and early ... Read more »
Born: 06/08/1945

Filmography

Director (18)

Beeper 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Tremors: The Series 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

Arachnid 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Sketch Artist II: Hands That See 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director

The Omen 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director

12:01 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director

Fitting Punishment 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director

Renegades 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Vietnam War Story 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

The Hidden 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Alone in the Dark 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

12 Days of Terror (TV Show)

Director

By Dawn's Early Light (TV Show)

Director

Dark Reflection (TV Show)

Director

Generation X (TV Show)

Director

Runaway Car (TV Show)

Director

Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (TV Show)

Director
Writer (3)

Where Are the Children? 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Alone in the Dark 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Alone in the Dark 1982 (Movie)

(From Story)
Editor (1)

The Burning 1981 (Movie)

(Editor)

Biography

Jack Sholder is known for doing credible work in the horror and science fiction genres, especially sequels to films attached to Wes Craven. Before moving into the director's chair, he spent the late 1970s and early 1980s performing other tasks, including serving as editor on "The Burning," an '81 slasher flick that bears some resemblance to the original "Friday the 13th." In '82, Sholder logged his first directing credit for "Alone in the Dark," a horror movie about escaped mental patients. Between 1985 and 1987, he helmed two of his best-known films: "A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge" and "The Hidden," both of which were profitable for their respective studios. While the former is largely viewed as a disappointment by fans of the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise, the latter gained cult status over the years. "The Hidden" concerned an alien cop and human police officer who team up to stop an extraterrestrial on a murder spree. Through the rest of the decade and into the 1990s, Sholder continued to direct, although most of his work consisted of made-for-TV films or episodes of television shows, most notably the '96 small screen movie "Generation X," which was based on a Marvel comic book. However, in '99 he helmed "Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies," a sequel to the film "Wishmaster," which Craven had produced.

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