Friday The 13th Franchise Creator Sean Cunningham To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Although Sean Cunningham's involvement with later films in the franchise continues to have mixed reactions from the fans, there is no denying that his willingness to re-create the success of John Carpenter's Halloween helped usher in a new era of Horror films in the 1980's, starting with his directorial effort, Friday The 13th. His film is a seminal classic that spawned one of the most financially successful film franchises in the history of film and helped create one of the most iconic characters in the world that still resonates with fans to this day.

To celebrate Sean's contribution to the Horror genre, the New York Horror Film Festival has announced that he will be receiving a lifetime achievement award this Friday The 13th in November! More specifically, he will be receiving the Michael J. Hein Achievement Award, which celebrates accomplishments in the Horror industry.

Sean's ceremony will help kick off the festival which takes place the weekend of November 13th-15th, 2015 and will be held at Times Scare in New York City. The highly anticipated film festival will feature the newest in independent horror films as well as recognizing the filmmakers that bring the scares to the screen. Other recipients of the award include the late Wes Craven, Robert Englund and Tobe Hooper.

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