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Jack Sholder is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Editor and Title Designer American born on 8 june 1945 at Philadelphia (USA)

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Nationality USA
Birth 8 june 1945 (76 years) at Philadelphia (USA)

Jack Sholder (born June 8, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a director, best known for his work in the horror film genre, notably Alone in the Dark, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, The Hidden, and Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies.

In the DVD commentary of The Hidden, Jack Sholder states that his favorite film director is Jean Renoir.

He currently works as a teacher at Western Carolina University in the department of stage and screen.

During his interview for Behind the Curtain Part II (2012), he confessed that of all the films he had made, Arachnid (2001) was his least favorite. In the same interview, he cited Alone in the Dark (1982), The Hidden (1987), By Dawn's Early Light (1990), and 12:01 (1993) as his favorite films of his own.

Usually with

Robert Shaye
Robert Shaye
(4 films)
Tom Savini
Tom Savini
(2 films)
Lin Shaye
Lin Shaye
(3 films)
Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(3 films)
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Filmography of Jack Sholder (18 films)

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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, 4h
Directed by Daniel Farrands
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Horror
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Serial killer films, Documentary films about films
Actors Heather Langenkamp, Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Robert Shaye, Lisa Wilcox, John Saxon
Roles Himself
Rating85% 4.2885654.2885654.2885654.2885654.288565
Depuis des décennies, Freddy Krueger s'est frayé un chemin à travers les rêves d'innombrables jeunes, effrayant plus d'un demi-milliard de dollars au box-office à travers huit films terrifiants et spectaculaires.


12 Days Of Terror, 1h26
Directed by Jack Sholder
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about sharks
Actors Colin Egglesfield, Mark Dexter, John Rhys-Davies, Jamie Bartlett, Colin Stinton
Rating55% 2.7526952.7526952.7526952.7526952.752695
Based on true events that occurred 1—12 July 1916 in Central and Southern New Jersey, as recounted in the book of the same name by Richard Fernicola, the film recounts the 12 days during which people along the Jersey coast were subject to attacks by a shark (in the film it is a great white shark). Initially, the authorities hesitated to take action, and the issue of sacrificing the safety of human beings for the sake of business was raised. After the second attack, modest precautions were taken, and scientific experts and civil authorities published assurances that area beaches had been made safe again. On 12 July a shark was sighted swimming into the freshwater canal of Matawan Creek—one expert who had come to capture the animal speculated that this indicated a bull shark. Children and young adults swimming upstream in the creek were attacked. After the shark was finally captured offshore, an autopsy was performed, and it is said that 15 pounds of human flesh with bones were found in its stomach. In the end, four people had been killed and a fifth badly injured. The remains of one young boy were never recovered. Because a propensity for human flesh is unnatural, scientists are still investigating why this shark did what it did.
Beeper (2002)
, 1h34
Directed by Jack Sholder
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Ed Quinn, Harvey Keitel, Joey Lauren Adams, Gulshan Grover, Sherlyn Chopra
Rating46% 2.3232252.3232252.3232252.3232252.323225
Pendant qu'il assiste à une convention en Inde, le fils du Dr Avery est enlevé. Après 24 heures de cauchemar, il reçoit un beeper avec des instructions. Désespéré, Avery vit une journée d'enfer dans un pays étranger...
Arachnid (2001)
, 1h35
Directed by Jack Sholder
Origin Espagne
Genres Science fiction, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Natural horror films, Films about spiders, Giant monster films
Actors Alex Reid, Chris Potter, José Sancho or Pepe Sancho, Neus Asensi, Ravil Isyanov
Rating39% 1.9573451.9573451.9573451.9573451.957345
A plane crashes on an island, and the pilot comes across a giant spider, which kills both him and an alien. One year later, Mercer (Alex Reid), the sister of the pilot, accompanies Valentine (Chris Potter) to the same island to locate her brother. On the way to a native village to examine several natives who are dying of spider bites, ticks burrow into Reyes (Luis Lorenzo Crespo). Upon reaching the village, they discover that the village has moved on. Reyes begins to cough up the ticks and Bear (Rocqueford Allen) decides to shoot him to end his suffering.
Supernova (2000)
, 1h27
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Walter Hill, Jack Sholder
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Films set in the future, Space opera
Actors James Spader, Angela Bassett, Peter Facinelli, Lou Diamond Phillips, Robin Tunney, Robert Forster
Rating49% 2.4514052.4514052.4514052.4514052.451405
Supernova chronicles the search and rescue patrol of a medical ship in deep space in the early 22nd century and its six-member crew which includes captain and pilot A.J. Marley (Robert Forster), co-pilot Nick Vanzant (James Spader), medical officer Kaela Evers (Angela Bassett), medical technician Yerzy Penalosa (Lou Diamond Phillips), search and rescue paramedic Danika Lund (Robin Tunney) and computer technician Benjamin Sotomejor (Wilson Cruz). Aboard their vessel, the Nightingale 229, they receive an emergency distress signal coming from an ice mining operation on the moon Titan 37, more than 3,000 light years away.
Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies, 1h31
Directed by Jack Sholder, Robert Kurtzman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Andrew Divoff, Paul Johansson, Bokeem Woodbine, Carlos Leon, Robert LaSardo, Vyto Ruginis
Rating51% 2.5542552.5542552.5542552.5542552.554255
During an attempted robbery of a museum, the fire opal that contains the Djinn is accidentally released by a stray gunshot. One of the burglars, a beautiful young woman named Morgana Truscott (Holly Fields), steals the gem and is forced to abandon her partner during the escape. The Djinn escapes and kills the remaining burglar when he accidentally wishes he'd never been born. As the police enter the museum, the demon finishes forming into full size, revealing the Djinn (Andrew Divoff). The Djinn surrenders to the police and is led away.
Runaway Car, 1h26
Directed by Jack Sholder
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Judge Reinhold, Nina Siemaszko, Leon Robinson, Brian Hooks, Paul Eiding, Glenn Morshower
Rating52% 2.6085852.6085852.6085852.6085852.608585
Jenny Cole, étudiante infirmière, prend la route à bord de sa Ford Maverick pour rejoindre sa mère en Caroline du Nord et, en chemin, prend Ed, un cadre pressé d'arriver à l'aéroport, puis sa petite nièce en bas âge et enfin un jeune homme, Dex. Mais, arrivée sur la voie rapide, elle découvre avec effroi que l'accélérateur est bloqué ainsi que la boîte de vitesses. Ils sont tous les quatre piégés dans cette voiture qui roule à tombeau ouvert sur l'autoroute qui est très chargée. De multiples tentatives pour stopper le véhicule vont s'avérer vaines et l'angoisse à bord va s'accroître de minute en minute.
Generation X, 1h27
Directed by Jack Sholder
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Matt Frewer, Finola Hughes, Jeremy Ratchford, Heather McComb, Bumper Robinson, Suzanne Davis
Rating45% 2.252992.252992.252992.252992.25299
Emma Frost (Finola Hughes) and Banshee (Jeremy Ratchford) are the headmasters of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. They recruit Jubilee (Heather McComb) and Skin (Austin Rodriguez), and introduce them to their fellow students; M (Amarilis), Mondo (Bumper Robinson), Buff (Suzanne Davis) and Refrax (Randall Slavin). The students are learning to cope with their mutant powers, and come into conflict with the "townies" who mock the students. Emma Frost worked previously with a mad scientist named Russel Tresh who felt that he could extract part of mutant's brains to develop psychic powers, and Russel is back and wants to use Skin's brain in his experiments.
12:01 (1993)
, 1h32
Directed by Jack Sholder
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Time travel films, Temporal paradox
Actors Jonathan Silverman, Helen Slater, Jeremy Piven, Martin Landau, Robin Bartlett, Constance Marie
Rating67% 3.395223.395223.395223.395223.39522
Barry Thomas is bored with his job and moons over high-profile scientist Lisa Fredericks. On the way home, Barry sees Lisa fatally shot and takes it very hard. While at home at midnight, he receives a strong electrical shock. The next morning the events of the previous day are repeating themselves and Barry is the only one who realizes that the world is stuck in a time loop. During several repetitions, Barry figures out how to save Lisa and get closer to her. His actions also get him fired and arrested for knowing too much about events. Barry and Lisa eventually learn that her boss, Dr. Thadius Moxley, is conducting illegal and unethical experiments with faster-than-light particle acceleration that have caused the time loop. In fact, it was Lisa's partial knowledge of Dr. Moxley’s illegal activities that resulted in her murder by his henchmen. After getting involved with an undercover government agent, they must stop her boss from starting his experiment at the end of a loop or the world will be trapped forever repeating the same day.
By Dawn's Early Light, 1h40
Directed by Jack Sholder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Films based on science fiction novels, Political films, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Powers Boothe, Rebecca De Mornay, James Earl Jones, Martin Landau, Rip Torn, Jeffrey DeMunn
Rating70% 3.5471853.5471853.5471853.5471853.547185
Renegade Soviet military officers steal a nuclear missile, launching it at the Soviet city of Donetsk from Turkey. Soviet defense systems, believing a NATO attack is in progress, order an immediate launch of ICBMs and SLBMs at the United States.
Renegades (1989)
, 1h46
Directed by Jack Sholder
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jami Gertz, Robert Knepper, Bill Smitrovich, Clark Johnson
Rating54% 2.7015152.7015152.7015152.7015152.701515
Buster McHenry (Kiefer Sutherland) works as an undercover agent for the local police. Currently he investigates on police corruption and is in big trouble when he gets arrested while trying to stop a carjacking. He distracts the suspect with a beer bottle and assaults an officer. His task makes him break the law, he participates in a robbery at an Auction House where a million dollars worth of diamonds are stored. Things really screw up as not only two men are shot, but also an ancient Indian spear is stolen and Buster is wounded.
The Hidden
The Hidden (1987)
, 1h36
Directed by Jack Sholder
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about terrorism, Serial killer films, Buddy films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Claudia Christian, Ed O'Ross, Richard Brooks, William Boyett
Rating69% 3.499563.499563.499563.499563.49956
Jack DeVries (Chris Mulkey), a quiet citizen with no criminal past, robs a Los Angeles Wells Fargo bank, kills all of the security guards inside, and leads the Los Angeles Police Department on a high-speed chase. The chase ends when DeVries encounters a police blockade overseen by detective Thomas Beck (Michael Nouri). DeVries is shot several times, smashes through the blockade and crashes the Ferrari he is driving. DeVries is taken to a hospital, where a doctor informs Beck and his partner, Det. Cliff Willis (Ed O'Ross) that DeVries is not expected to survive the night.
A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, 1h27
Directed by Jack Sholder
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Freddy, Serial killer films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler, Clu Gulager, Marshall Bell, Hope Lange
Rating55% 2.7528952.7528952.7528952.7528952.752895
Five years have passed since Freddy Krueger was seemingly defeated and the Walshes have moved into the Thompsons' former home. Their teenaged son, Jesse, has a nightmare about being stranded on a school bus with two girls and being stalked by a violent killer. He wakes up in terror and attributes the dream to the unusual heat in the room. Jesse goes to school with his friend Lisa, whom he is interested in romantically, but is too shy to flirt with her. After getting into a fight with a boy named Grady during gym class, Coach Schneider makes them stay after class and they eventually become friends. Lisa comes to visit Jesse after school and they discover a diary from Nancy Thompson detailing her nightmares which are strikingly similar to Jesse's. Small fires happen around the house, which culminates in the spontaneous combustion of their pet birds. Jesse's father accuses him of sabotage. Lisa takes Jesse to an abandoned factory where Fred Krueger worked, but they find nothing there.
Alone in the Dark, 1h32
Directed by Jack Sholder
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Medical-themed films, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence, Martin Landau, Dwight Schultz, Erland Van Lidth De Jeude, Frederick Coffin
Rating60% 3.049443.049443.049443.049443.04944
Dr. Dan Potter is the replacement for Dr. Harry Merton, a psychiatrist at Dr. Leo Bain's psychiatric haven. Dr. Bain operates the haven through very lenient methods. The 3rd floor patients (paranoid former POW Frank Hawkes, pyromaniac preacher Byron Sutcliff, obese child molester Ronald Elster, and homicidal maniac John "Bleeder" Skaggs) initially treat Dr. Potter with mixed hostility.