Jack Sholder

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Jack Sholder
Born (1945-06-08) June 8, 1945 (age 75)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, educator
Years active1980–2004

Jack Sholder (born June 8, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a retired American director, best known for his work in the horror film genre, notably Alone in the Dark, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, The Hidden, and Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies.[1]

In the DVD commentary of The Hidden, Jack Sholder states that his favorite film director is Jean Renoir.[2]

In September 2004, he joined the faculty of Western Carolina University in the Department of Stage and Screen[3], retiring in 2017.[2]

During his interview for Behind the Curtain Part II (2012), he confessed that of all the films he had made, Arachnid (2001) was his least favorite. In the same interview, he cited Alone in the Dark (1982), The Hidden (1987), By Dawn's Early Light (1990), and 12:01 (1993) as his favorite films of his own.



  1. ^ "Jack Sholder". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b "Interview: Director Jack Sholder". HorrorNews.net.
  3. ^ "Jack Sholder - Director of Motion Picture Production Program - Western Carolina University". LinkedIn.

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