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Jack Sholder

Jack Sholder

Highest Rated: 77% The Burning (1981)

Lowest Rated: 9% Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999)

Birthday: Jun 8, 1945

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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.



No Score Yet 27% 12 Days of Terror Director - 2004
No Score Yet 14% Beeper Director - 2002
No Score Yet 13% Arachnid Director - 2001
9% 29% Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies Director,
- 1999
No Score Yet 42% Runaway Car Director - 1997
No Score Yet 25% Generation X Director - 1996
No Score Yet 53% Sketch Artist II: Hands That See Director - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Reflection Director - 1994
40% 63% 12:01 Director - 1993
No Score Yet 74% By Dawn's Early Light Director - 1990
33% 29% Renegades Director $7.9M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vietnam War Story II Director - 1988
76% 72% The Hidden Director $9.7M 1987
43% 33% A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Director $29.9M 1985
69% 40% Alone in the Dark Director - 1982
77% 60% The Burning Film Editing - 1981


82% 92% Tales From the Crypt Director 1990