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Jake West

Highest Rated: 100% Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide (2010)

Lowest Rated: 0% Razor Blade Smile (1998)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

Inspired by Sam Raimi's tongue-in-cheek horror classics "Evil Dead" and "Evil Dead II," Jake West has become a successful independent horror director in his own right. After dropping out of film school in 1992, West leveraged his editing talents on several small projects to work up the money and experience necessary to put together his first feature, the low-budget horror movie "Razor Blade Smile." The film, which West wrote, produced, and directed, won a small but devoted fanbase for its story of a latex-clad vampire (Eileen Daly) who works as a contract killer in modern-day England. Since then West has written and directed several successful indie films: "Evil Aliens," a slapstick horror film that follows a hack news reporter on the trail of real-live aliens; and "Doghouse," a comedy thriller about four friends who go on a drinking holiday only to be met with crowds of man-hating female zombies. In 2006 he wrote and directed the TV movie "Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes," the third in the supernatural horror franchise about a vengeful demonic creature. In addition to his feature-length work, West has also edited and directed numerous DVD extras for films like "Scanners II: The New Order," the sequel to director David Cronenberg's sci-fi thriller "Scanners," and the cult 1979 fantasy horror movie "Phantasm."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Video Nasties: Draconian Days Director - 2014
37% 23% The ABCs of Death Director $7K 2012
100% No Score Yet Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Director,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 2010
48% 46% Doghouse Director,
Film Editor
- 2009
No Score Yet 23% Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes Director,
Writer
- 2006
50% 53% Evil Aliens Director,
Writer,
Film Editor
- 2005
0% 46% Razor Blade Smile Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 1998

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 87% Chicago Fire Franklin Barlow (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Writer 1984

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