Horror film writer and director Jay Lee was born in Los Angeles and began working in the film industry when he was only 19. While he learned the ins and outs of movie making as a production assistant, location manager and other odd jobs in small productions, Lee was eventually able to begin working on his own projects, which he is often involved in nearly every aspect of, from writing and directing to the cinematography and editing. Lee's directorial debut feature, 2002's "New World Order", was made with the help of his sister, producer Angela Lee. The psychological thriller, which follows a college student who gets involved in the paranormal, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival under the name "Noon Blue Apples". Jay and Angela Lee's next collaboration was the more straightforward horror film "The Slaughter". A typical haunted house feature, the movie is about a cleaning crew assigned to fix up an abandoned house only to awaken a restless demon. Following "The Slaughter", the Lees took a more kitschy, exploitative turn with "Zombie Strippers!", a comedy horror with sociopolitical undertones starring adult film star Jenna Jameson as the zombie stripper who shakes up a strip club run by horror film veteran Robert Englund.