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|Date of birth:||1958|
|Place of birth:||Jamaica|
|1st Horror:||A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)|
Stephen Hopkins is a Jamaican-born film director raised in Australia. In the early part of his career, he worked as a protégé and storyboard artist to video director Russell Mulcahy. Eventually branching off onto his own, he began directing his own films beginning with the 1989 A Nightmare on Elm Street sequel A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child.
The following year, Hopkins was tapped to direct another franchise sequel, Predator 2. During production of the film, actor Rubén Blades was giving a live TV interview to "Good Morning America" from the set when Hopkins walked on camera and loudly ordered him back to work. The incident was so embarrassing, Blades and Hopkins did another interview days later to apologise. 
Between 1991 and 1994, Hopkins directed three episodes of the HBO horror anthology series Tales from the Crypt. He directed "Abra Cadaver" from season 3, "Beauty Rest" from season 4, and "Staired in Horror" from season 6. "Abra Cadaver" was included on the 1994 Vault of Horror compilaton film.
In 2007, Hopkins directed The Reaping. Production on the film was originally slated for 2005 and was to be filmed in Louisiana, but was delayed due to Hurrican Katrina. It was originally scheduled for an August 11th, 2006 release date, but was eventually pushed back to April 5th, 2007.
Body of work Edit
|A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child||1989||Director|
|Vault of Horror||1994||Co-director|
|Tales from the Crypt||"Abra Cadaver"||Director|
|Tales from the Crypt||"Beauty Rest"||Director|
|Tales from the Crypt||"Staired in Horror"||Director|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The first film Hopkins directed was the 1987 film Dangerous Game.
- Hopkins non-horror directorial works include Judgment Night (1993), The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), Lost in Space (1998) and The Unusuals (2009).
- Also worked as a co-executive producer on exactly twenty-four episodes of the TV drama series 24.
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