Died May 6, 2012. Born June 5, 1960.
American film director and visual effects supervisor. He directed Jason X.
James Isaac directed his first film, The Horror Show, in the late 1980s. He then concentrated on being a visual and special effects supervisor and did not direct another film until 2001. This film was the 10th installment in the Friday the 13th franchise, entitled Jason X which was a small box-office success but panned by critics. He later created two more films in the 2000s: Skinwalkers and Pig Hunt. Before taking the director's chair, he also had an incredible FX career, working on titles like Return of the Jedi, Gremlins, The Fly and House II: The Second Story.