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Friday the 13th Part 5 Director Passes Away

Various sources are reporting that director Danny Steinmann has died.  The details of his passing are unknown at the time of this writing.

Steinmann’s career was a small one, stretching across a paltry four films, however, he has clearly made an impact on the horror community for his last directing effort, Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning.  Yes, the entry that features a killer who is not even Jason Voorhees.

Steinmann also helmed the rape-revenge 1984 thriller Savage Streets starring Linda Blair.  Since his contribution to the Friday the 13th, he fell off of the radar only to resurface and become recognized/embraced by the fan community later with the releases of “Crystal Lake Memories” and His Name Was Jason (a book and documentary about the making of the franchise, respectively).


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