Sean Cain

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Sean Cain
Born Sean Cain
(1970-08-31) August 31, 1970 (age 47)
Concord, CA., USA
Occupation Film director, editor, producer, writer, actor

Sean Cain (born August 31, 1970) is an American film director, editor, producer and writer.[1]


Originally hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, Cain began in the movie business as an editor on Kindred Spirits, an unreleased feature film by Jeepers Creepers director, Victor Salva. This inspired him to write and direct his first feature, Naked Beneath the Water which he used to graduate the cinema program at San Francisco State in 1995. This film, a very low budget psychological horror film, was shunned by his colleagues at college, but sold well on VHS through underground horror magazines such as Film Threat and Alternative Cinema. A month after graduation, Cain flew to Houston, Texas to work on Salva's Powder. It was an amazing experience where he saw that whether you had $200 or $20 million the process of making films was essentially the same. Having enjoyed his time in the Lone Star state, he spent the next couple of years working in the film industry there that led to his directing the short film, South of Heaven starring Lew Temple. However, it wasn't until early 2002 that Cain saw many of the low budget horror titles originally released on VHS were finding new life on DVD. Re-shooting about 60% of Naked Beneath the Water he finally achieved proper distribution on DVD in 2008. Cain now resides in Los Angeles where he created Velvet Hammer Films with his longtime business partner, Jim Wright. Since 2008 he has gone on to direct six more films, Silent Night, Zombie Night,[2] Breath of Hate,[3] Jurassic City[4], Terror Birds,[5], Eruption LA[6] and Cerberus. He has also served on numerous horror projects as a producer and in 2009 was dubbed the 'Indie Horror Specialist' by Michael Gingold at Fangoria.

Partial filmography[edit]


  • Cerberus (2018)
  • Eruption LA (2018)
  • Terror Birds (2016)
  • The Last House (2016)
  • Jurassic City (2015)
  • Rise of the Dinosaurs (2013) (Los Angeles re-shoots)
  • Breath of Hate (2011)
  • Silent Night, Zombie Night (2009)
  • Naked Beneath the Water (2006)



  • Cerberus (2018)
  • Do Not Be Deceived (2018)
  • Find My Daughter (2018)
  • Kill the Babysitter (2018)
  • Eruption LA (2018)
  • Deadly Matrimony (2018)
  • The Neighborhood (2018)
  • The Good Nanny (2017)
  • 10 Year Reunion (2016)
  • Terror Birds (2016)
  • Honeymoon From Hell (2016)
  • Jurassic City (2015)
  • LA Apocalypse (2014)
  • Utero (2014)
  • Incarnate (2014)
  • Noirland (2014)
  • Like a Bat Out of Hell (2013)
  • Rise of the Dinosaurs (2013)
  • Sand Sharks (2011)
  • Breath of Hate (2011)
  • The Perfect House (2010)
  • Someone's Knocking at the Door (2009)
  • Hollywood Confidential (2008)
  • Naked Beneath the Water (2006)
  • Zombiegeddon (2003)


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