Danny Steinmann

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Danny Steinmann
Michael Buchman Silver

(1942-01-07)January 7, 1942
DiedDecember 18, 2012(2012-12-18) (aged 70)
Years active1966–1985

Danny Steinmann (January 7, 1942 – December 18, 2012[1]) was an American film director.Danny made his debut as both writer and director with the funky hardcore porno picture High Rise (1973), on which he used the alias Danny Stone. Steinmann was a production associate on Arthur Hiller's The Man in the Glass Booth (1975) and served as an associate producer on the offbeat Gene Roddenberry made-for-TV supernatural fright feature Spectre (1977). In addition, Danny headed a production company in Puerto Rico that made TV commercials for such companies as International House of Pancakes, Chase Manhattan Bank and Wesson Oil.

Danny directed and co-wrote the perverse psycho horror winner The Unseen (1980). Dissatisfied with the finished version of the film, Steinmann attributed his directorial credit to the pseudonym Peter Foleg. He followed this film with the terrifically trashy teen exploitation action/revenge thriller doozy Savage Streets (1984). Steinmann hit the relative big time with the mean-spirited slice-'n'-dice sequel Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985). Although the movie was a financial success, the production was very troubled and proved to be his cinematic swan song. He was announced as the director for a proposed sequel to the notorious The Last House on the Left (1972) but, alas, this project never came to be.


Michael Buchman Silver was born in New York City. He was an excellent athlete and post high school graduation distinguished himself in soccer at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts (1958-1960). He started his filming career as writer and director of the hardcore porn High Rise.[2] In 1980, he directed the mainstream horror-thriller film The Unseen and in 1984 he filmed the action-crime film Savage Streets starring Linda Blair.[3] His last film was Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985).[4]


Steinmann died on December 18, 2012 at the age of 70.[5]


As Director

Friday the 13th: A new beginning

Savage Streets[6]

The Unseen [7]

High Rise[8]


  1. ^ "R.I.P. Danny Steinmann". Destroy The Brain!. 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  2. ^ Stone Cold Crazy: A Very Candid Conversation with Danny Steinmann
  3. ^ Retro Active: Savage Streets (1984) Archived 2012-10-25 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ [1] Archived February 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Rest in Peace Danny Steinmann". DreadCentral.
  6. ^ "Savage Streets - Wikipedia". en.m.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  7. ^ "The Unseen (1980 film) - Wikipedia". en.m.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  8. ^ High Rise (1973) - IMDb, retrieved 2019-04-20

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