Ken Wiederhorn

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Ken Wiederhorn
Born1945 (age 73–74)
Alma materColumbia University
OccupationFilm 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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