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James Isaac is a filmmaker born on June 5th, 1960. He has been credited under the names Jim Isaac as well as Jim "Smash" Isaac. His first work in the horror genre was as a creature effects designer on Joe Dante's 1984 horror/comedy Gremlins. James also worked on visual effects for the 1989 sci-fi film DeepStar Six. That same year, he worked on the team that transformed Jeff Goldblum's geeky scientist Seth Brundle into the human/insect hybrid dubbed "Brundlefly" in David Cronenberg's The Fly. Also in 1989, Isaac made his directorial debut with The Horror Show, aka, House III.

In 1998, James Isaac worked as a 2nd unit director on Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror.

In 2002, Isaac became one of a long string of directors to add his own special flare to the Friday the 13th franchise with Jason X. Meeting the challange of taking the mythos into a truly bold, new direction, Isaac dared to take everybody's favorite hockey-masked serial killer Jason Voorhees into a brand new killing field - the future. Though Isaac's campy Jason X film was critically panned, it still fared better than some of the series' previous installments such as Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan. The film is also significant for marking the final appearance of stunt coordinator/actor Kane Hodder in the role of Jason Voorhees. Isaac is also credited as a co-producer on the film.

In 2006, James directed the werewolf film Skinwalkers and in 2008, he directed the "FrightFest" feature Pig Hunt.

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  • Jim Isaac also worked as a creature technician on Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

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