Scott Spiegel

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Scott Spiegel
Born (1957-12-24) December 24, 1957 (age 56)
Birmingham, Michigan
Occupation Screenwriter, film director, producer, actor

Scott Spiegel (born December 24, 1957) is an American screenwriter, film director, producer and actor. He is best known for co-writing the screenplay for the movie Evil Dead II with longtime friend, film director Sam Raimi, with whom he attended Wylie E. Groves High School in Birmingham, Michigan. Spiegel played the role of Scotty in Raimi's Within the Woods, which served as a precursor to The Evil Dead.

When Spiegel first moved to Los Angeles, he shared a house in with directors Raimi and Joel Coen, producer Ethan Coen and actresses Holly Hunter, Frances McDormand and Kathy Bates. He shared yet another house with roommate and film editor Bob Murawski (Spider-Man). In the early 1990s, he introduced film director Quentin Tarantino to producer Lawrence Bender, who helped Tarantino get Reservoir Dogs made.

Spiegel grew up in what was then "rural" Birmingham, Michigan. He attended Walnut Lake Elementary school and then went on to attend West Maple Jr. High School. It was here that Scott met Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell. Spiegel worked at the local grocery market across from Walnut Lake Elementary School and it is from this market that Scott would later draw upon the memories to come up with classic scenes that would eventually be worked into many of the scenes of the movies he would either write or direct.[citation needed]

In 1999, Spiegel directed the direct-to-video sequel to From Dusk Till Dawn, Texas Blood Money. Spiegel formed the production company Raw Nerve with film directors Eli Roth, and Boaz Yakin. Raw Nerve produced the film Hostel (2005), directed by Roth.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director (Executive)
Producer
Writer Actor Role Notes
1977 It's Murder!
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Detective Short film
1978 Clockwork
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The Killer
Within the Woods
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Scotty
1979 Attack of the Helping Hand
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1980 The Blind Waiter
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NoN
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Chef
1982 Cleveland Smith: Bounty Hunter
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Native
1985 Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except
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Pin Cushion
1987 Evil Dead II
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1989 The Dead Next Door
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Richards
Intruder
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Bread Man
1990 The Rookie
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Lionheart
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Pool Fight Bookie
1992 The Nutt House
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Credited as Peter Perkinson
1995 The Quick and the Dead
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Gold Teeth Man
1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
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2004 Spider-Man 2
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Rooftop Pizza Thief
My Name is Modesty
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Direct-to-DVD
2005 2001 Maniacs
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Hostel
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2007 Hostel: Part II
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2009 Drag Me to Hell
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Mourner at Death Feast
2011 Hostel: Part III
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Direct to DVD
2014 Wrath
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Welcome to Purgatory
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TBA Spring Break '83
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Yet to be released

Collaborations[edit]

The Blind
Waiter
Attack of the
Helping Hand
Intruder The Nutt
House
From Dusk
Till Dawn II
My Name
is Modesty
Hostel:
Part III
Bruce Campbell
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Raymond Cruz
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Barry Livingston
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Sam Raimi
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Emil Sitka
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