Sean Hood

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Sean Hood
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Born (1966-08-13) August 13, 1966 (age 52)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Spouse(s)Micki Stern

Sean Hood (born August 13, 1966) is an American screenwriter best known for horror films and action thrillers.[1]

Early life[edit]

Hood graduated from Brown University, with a double major in pure mathematics and studio art, and then spent several years working in Hollywood as a set dresser, prop assistant and art director working with filmmakers as diverse as James Cameron, David Fincher and David Lynch. He continued his studies at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, graduating in 1997 with an MFA in production. His student short film, "The Shy and the Naked" won a grant from the Sloan Foundation for the positive portrayal of science.[2]



Hood sold his first spec screenplay to MTV Films in 2000, and went on to sign a deal with Dimension Films,[3] which included rewrites on Halloween: Resurrection and Cursed. He went on to work on Conan the Barbarian for producer Avi Lerner,.[4] He recently birthed Hercules: The Legend Begins. He's currently working on a science fiction film, Subterranean, with director Marcus Nispel.[5]


He wrote the episode Echoes for the NBC horror anthology series Fear Itself. Similarly, he contributed to the Showtime horror anthology series Masters of Horror by penning the episode Sick Girl.

Hood also worked on Sick for The CW.[6] and The Dorm for MTV.


He was one of the founding members of Filmmakers Alliance and often collaborates creatively with FA's president, Jacques Thelemaque.[7] His most recent short film is Melancholy Baby.


Hood writes the blog Genre Hacks.[8]

Teaching at USC[edit]

He is a part-time lecturer at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He teaches the courses "Writing the Feature Script" and "Advanced Rewriting".[9]





  1. ^ Sean Hood Rewriting Conan (2006) Retrieved June 8, 2010
  2. ^ indieWIRE (1998) indieWIRE Retrieved April 6, 2006
  3. ^ Variety (2001) Variety Retrieved October 21, 2010
  4. ^ Variety (2007) Variety Retrieved June 26, 2009
  5. ^ Genre Hacks (2009) Genre Hacks Retrieved June 26, 2009
  6. ^ a b (2012)
  7. ^ Genre Hacks: By Sean Hood
  8. ^ Genre Hacks
  9. ^ USC Cinematic Arts Directory
  10. ^ LaPorte, Nicole (August 10, 2005). "Scribe set to captain 'Bly'". Variety, p. 5.
  11. ^ Kit, Borys (August 16, 2004). "Hood storms into 'Breathtaker' pic". The Hollywood Reporter, p. 6.
  12. ^ (2006) Retrieved April 6, 2006

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