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Rex Sikes Movie Beat chats w director Jim Wynorski

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Jim Wynorski, director, producer writer is a veteran in the Hollywood exploitation field, who is responsible for over 180 varied motion pictures in a myriad of genres. Wynorski left a successful commercial business in NYC moved to L A in 1980 and soon found himself in the company of his childhood idol Roger Corman. He was  soon hired by the renowned Corman to cut "coming attractions" for the company's action and horror films. Not too long after that Corman offered him his first of many writing/directing assignments. The first picture he wrote and directed was Chopping Mall and the rest was history. From that point on he directed an average of three to five films a year, even more as a producer/writer. He is responsible for a steady stream of exploitation flicks during the 80s like Big Bad Mama II with Angie Dickinson, Not Of This Earth with Traci Lords and The Return Of The Swamp Thing with Heather Locklear. In the 90s, Jim continued with flicks like Hard Bounty starring Kelly LeBrock, Point Of Seduction: Body Chemistry III  & Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure with Shannon Tweed and Morgan Fairchild and Munchie which featuredthen-unknown 12-year-old child actress Jennifer Love Hewitt. Wynorski innovated new special effects techniques that got him no less than seven world premieres on the Sci-Fi Channel. with films like Gargoyle, The Curse of the Komodo, Project Viper and Cry of the Winged Serpent. Wynorski continues a made pace making independent movies for release and for cable and premium channels. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at rexsikes.com

 

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