Jim Wynorski

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Jim Wynorski is an American screenwriter, director, and producer.


Wynorski has been making B-movies and exploitation movies since the early 1980s, and has directed over 75 feature films. His earliest films were released to movie theaters, but his later works have predominantly been released to cable or the straight-to-video market. He often works under pseudonyms such as "Jay Andrews," "Arch Stanton," "H.R. Blueberry," "Tom Popatopolis," and "Noble Henry."[citation needed] His movies often spoof horror films: Cleavagefield, for example, parodies Cloverfield,[1] The Bare Wench Project parodies The Blair Witch Project,[2] and "Para-Knockers Activity" parodies Paranormal Activity.[3] A character in the film The Final Destination is named after him.[citation needed]

In 2009, the documentary Popatopolis, directed by Clay Westervelt and named for one of Wynorski's pseudonyms, chronicled Wynorski during the making of his soft-core horror film, The Witches of Breastwick. The film serves as a partial biography, with clips from many of his previous films and includes interviews with Wynorski, his contemporaries, cast, and crew.


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  1. ^ Foy, Scott (2008-02-15). "B-Movie Overload: Beasts, Bugs, Breasts & Boll". DreadCentral. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  2. ^ "The Top 10 'Blair Witch Project' Parodies". Fearnet. 2009-07-16. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  3. ^ Foy, Scott (2009-10-26). "Para-Knockers Activity Prepares to Go Hump in the Night". DreadCentral. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  4. ^ Foy, Scott (2010-07-04). "Three Weeks and Counting Until Dinocroc vs. Supergator". DreadCentral. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 

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