Ken Wiederhorn

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Ken Wiederhorn
Born 1945
United States
Alma mater Columbia University
Occupation Film director, screenwriter

Ken Wiederhorn is a film and television director,[1] known mainly for the horror films Shock Waves[2] and Return of the Living Dead Part II.[3] Other features include Eyes of a Stranger, Meatballs II,[1] 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."[4]


  1. ^ a b "Ken Wiederhorn". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ "Shock Waves". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Goodman, Walter (1988-01-15). "Return of the Living Dead Part II". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ "Student Film Award Winners" (PDF). Beverly Hills, California: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2011. p. 33. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2011-11-14. A comedy that tells of an unsuccessful New York bicycle thief and a high school baton twirlerwho has run away from home. 

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