Steve Miner

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Steve Miner
Born (1951-06-18) June 18, 1951 (age 65)
Westport, Connecticut
Occupation Film director
Television director

Stephen C. "Steve" Miner (born June 18, 1951) is an American film and television director, film producer[1] and a member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is best known for his work in the horror genre, including the second and third installments in the long-running Friday the 13th series, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Lake Placid, and the 2008 remake of Day of the Dead.

Life and career[edit]

Miner was born in Chicago, Illinois.[2]

Television programs Miner has directed include The Wonder Years, Jake 2.0, Felicity, Dawson's Creek (including the pilot and four of the other episodes of the first season), and Diagnosis: Murder. However, Miner first made his big splash as an associate-producer on the 1980 horror film entitled Friday the 13th. He would go on to successfully direct the following sequels, Friday the 13th Part 2[1] and its 3D sequel Friday the 13th Part III.[1] To this day, Steve Miner is the only director to direct more than one film in the Friday the 13th series. In 1986, he directed the horror comedy House.[1] In later years, Miner directed Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and Lake Placid.[1]

Miner directed the 2008 film Day of the Dead, a remake of the George A. Romero film of the same name. The remake stars Ving Rhames, Mena Suvari, Nick Cannon and Christa Campbell, and was penned by Jeffrey Reddick (Final Destination). The film received negative reviews from viewers and critics alike, holding a 14% "Rotten" score on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes.



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