Sean Cunningham

Producer, Director, Actor
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 ... Read more »
Born: 12/31/1941 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (21)

The Thundermans 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Supervising Producer

Friday the 13th 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Last House on the Left 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Freddy vs. Jason 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Jason X 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

My Boyfriend's Back 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

House IV 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

DeepStar Six 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Horror Show 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

House II: The Second Story 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Taste of Hemlock 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

House 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

The New Kids 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

Spring Break 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Friday the 13th 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

Here Come the Tigers 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kick 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Case of the Full Moon Murders 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

Last House on the Left 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

Together 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (13)

Trapped Ashes 2007 (Movie)

("Jibaku") (Director)

DeepStar Six 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

The New Kids 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Spring Break 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Friday the 13th Part 2 1981 (Movie)

("Friday the 13th Part 1" Footage) (Director)

A Stranger Is Watching 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Friday the 13th 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Here Come the Tigers 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Kick 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Sex on the Groove Tube 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

The Case of the Full Moon Murders 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Together 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Terminal Invasion (TV Show)

Director

Biography

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.

EDUCATION

Franklin & Marshall College

Lancaster , Pennsylvania

Stanford University

Stanford , California

Stanford University

Stanford , California

Milestones

1997

Formed Sun Valley Film Corp., to handle more mainstream features

1984

Formed Cunningham Productions, specializing in horror films

1970

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)

1970

Formed Sean S. Cunningham Films, Ltd.

Became producer of Mineola Theatre, Long Island, NY and other theater companies nationwide; brought several productions to Broadway

Worked briefly as an actor then stage manager

Produced commercials, industrial films and documentaries

Bonus Trivia

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

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