Jack Sholder

Jack Sholder is known for doing credible work in the horror and science fiction genres, especially sequels to films attached to Wes Craven. Before moving into the director's chair, he spent the late 1970s and early 1980s performing other tasks, including serving as editor on "The Burning," an '81 slasher flick that bears some resemblance to the original "Friday the 13th." In '82, Sholder logged his first directing credit for "Alone in the Dark," a horror movie about escaped mental patients. Between 1985 and 1987, he helmed two of his best-known films: "A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge" and "The Hidden," both of which were profitable for their respective studios. While the former is largely viewed as a disappointment by fans of the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise, the latter gained cult status over the years. "The Hidden" concerned an alien cop and human police officer who team up to stop an extraterrestrial on a murder spree. Through the rest of the decade and into the 1990s, Sholder continued to direct, although most of his work consisted of made-for-TV films or episodes of television shows, most notably the '96 small screen movie "Generation X," which was based on a Marvel comic book. However, in '99 he helmed "Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies," a sequel to the film "Wishmaster," which Craven had produced.