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Jim Wynorski

American film director
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Occupation Film producer Film director Screenwriter
Country United States of America
Date of birth New York City
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Biography

Jim Wynorski(born August 14, 1950 in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer.

Career

Wynorski has been making B-movies and exploitation movies since the early 1980s, and has directed over 75 feature films. His earliest films were released to movie theaters, but his later works have predominantly been released to cable or the straight-to-video market. He often works under pseudonyms such as "Jay Andrews," "Arch Stanton," "H.R. Blueberry," "Tom Popatopolis," and "Noble Henry." His movies often spoof horror films: Cleavagefield, for example, parodies Cloverfield, The Bare Wench Project parodies The Blair Witch Project, and "Para-Knockers Activity" parodies Paranormal Activity. A character in the film The Final Destination is named after him.

In 2009, the documentary Popatopolis, directed by Clay Westervelt and named for one of Wynorski's pseudonyms, chronicled Wynorski during the making of his soft-core horror film, The Witches of Breastwick. The film serves as a partial biography, with clips from many of his previous films and includes interviews with Wynorski, his contemporaries, cast, and crew.

In 2016, he directed Nessie & Me, marking the first time that he directed a children's film. The character Jack O’Grady directly references Wynorski's earlier films Dinocroc vs. Supergator and Piranhaconda when he encounters Nessie at the start of the film, hinting that Nessie & Me is canon to those film series.

Filmography

As director

  • The Lost Empire (1983)
  • Chopping Mall (1986)
  • Deathstalker II (1987)
  • Big Bad Mama II (1987)
  • Not of This Earth (1988)
  • The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)
  • Transylvania Twist (1989)
  • Sorority House Massacre II (1990)
  • Hard to Die (1990)
  • 976-Evil 2: The Astral Factor (1991)
  • Munchie (1992)
  • Munchie strikes back (1992)
  • Sins of Desire (1993)
  • Little Miss Millions (1993)
  • Dinosaur Island (1994)
  • Point of Seduction: Body Chemistry III (1994)
  • Ghoulies IV (1994)
  • Sorceress (1995)
  • Victim of Desire (1995)
  • Body Chemistry 4 (1995)
  • The Wasp Woman (1995)
  • Demolition High (1996)
  • Fugitive Rage (1996)
  • Vampirella (1996)
  • Against the Law (1997)
  • The Pandora Project (1998)
  • Stealth Fighter (1999)
  • Militia (2000)
  • The Bare Wench Project (2000)
  • Extreme Limits (2000)
  • Poison (2001)
  • Raptor (2001)
  • Project Viper (2002)
  • Cheerleader Massacre (2003)
  • Crash Landing (2005)
  • Curse of the Komodo (2004)
  • Gargoyle') (2004)
  • Busty Cops (2005)
  • Sub Zero (2005)
  • The Witches of Breastwick (2005)
  • Komodo vs. Cobra (2005)
  • Cry of the Winged Serpent (2007)
  • Bone Eater (2008)
  • Busty Cops Go Hawaiian (2009)
  • Cleavagefield (2009)
  • Para-Knockers Activity (2009)
  • Dinocroc vs. Supergator (2010)
  • Monster Cruise (2010)
  • Camel Spiders (2011)
  • Piranhaconda (2012)
  • Gila! (2012)
  • Sexy Wives Sinsations (2013)
  • Pleasure Spa (2013)
  • Hypnotika (2013)
  • Sexually Bugged! (2014)
  • Water Wars (2014)
  • Shark Babes (2015)
  • Sharkansas Women's Prison Massacre (2015)
  • Scared Topless (2015)
  • CobraGator (2016)
  • Nessie & Me (2016)
  • A Doggone Christmas (2016)
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