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Debra Hill

The late Debra Hill co-wrote, with director John Carpenter, the original screenplay for the 1979 version of The Fog, as well as Halloween and Halloween II, all of which she also produced. Hill is also responsible for bringing David Cronenberg's horror classic The Dead Zone, starring Christopher Walken, to the screen, as well as Halloween III: Season of the Witch.

Branching out into action films, Hill and Carpenter wrote the hit Escape from New York starring Kurt Russell, with Carpenter once again directing and Hill producing. The two also worked with Russell on Escape from L.A., with Russell sharing a writing credit with Hill and Carpenter.

Among Hill's additional producing credits are Terry Gilliam's The Fisher King starring Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges, Garry Marshall's short film The Lottery starring Bette Midler and Antonio Banderas' directorial debut Crazy in Alabama.

Hill also maintained a thriving career producing television movies including Confessions of a Sorority Girl, Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman and Reform School Girl.

Debra Hill died in March 2005 prior to the start of filming on The Fog.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Debra Hill Facts

OccupationScreenwriter, Producer
BirthdayNovember 10, 1950
BirthplaceHaddonfield, New Jersey, USA
Date of deathMarch 7, 2005 (Los Angeles, California, USA, age 54)

Selected Filmography

Not available.