|Alma mater||Columbia University|
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
Ken Wiederhorn is a film and television director, known mainly for the horror films Shock Waves and Return of the Living Dead Part II. Other features include Eyes of a Stranger, Meatballs II, and A House in the Hills.
He also directed multiple episodes of 21 Jump Street, Dark Justice, and Freddy's Nightmares. Documentaries include, "Mission In Mississippi", "Breaking Vegas", "US Marshals; The Real Story", "Hunt for Amazing Treasure", and "Fugitive Task Force:
He and fellow Columbia School of the Arts student, Reuben Trane, won the first Student Academy Award in the Drama category for their thesis film, "Manhattan Melody."
- "Ken Wiederhorn". The New York Times.
- "Shock Waves". The New York Times.
- Goodman, Walter (1988-1-15). "Return of the Living Dead Part II". The New York Times.
- "Student Film Award Winners" (PDF). Beverly Hills, California: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2011. p. 33. Retrieved 2011-11-14. "A comedy that tells of an unsuccessful New York bicycle thief and a high school baton twirler who has run away from home."
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