'Wrong Turn' director Declan O'Brien dies

'Wrong Turn' director Declan O'Brien dies
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American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer Declan O'Brien died at the age of 56. The cinematographer passed away in February, but this was announced only now, reports Deadline.

The death of American director Declan O'Brien, who became known throughout the world after the release of sequels to the horror film Wrong Turn, came in February 2022, the Hollywood online publication Deadline reported on April 24.

Recall, O'Brien graduated from the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, becoming a certified cinematographer. After that, he connected his life with the film industry, being engaged in producing activities, as well as directing and writing both in the US and abroad.

Declan was born in 1965 and, since childhood, was determined to devote himself to the art of cinema, for which he moved from Rochester, New York, to California. But becoming an actor did not work out of the blue, and O'Brien graduated from the California State Polytechnic Institute. After that, things went on. True, in a different, non-acting plane. However, Declan still appeared on the screens, filming himself in a micro role in the fourth Wrong Turn.

O'Brien's debut work is the screenplay for the 2005 horror film Snake Man, well-known to fans of genre cinema. As a director, he directed opuses "Stone Monster," "Monster's Ark," "Cyclops," the unforgettable "Shark Stopper," the third part of "Wow Trip," and "Wrong Turns" from three to five. Plus, he has scripts for the films "Planet of the Savages," "Alice Upside Down," "Eruption in Miami," and the paintings of the line "Marine" and "Harpies."

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