Jake West (born 1972) is a British film director, known mostly for his horror films and for a series of documentaries looking at film censorship and interviewing well-known directors, actors and industry figures.[citation needed]

Jake West
Born1972 (age 51–52)
Occupation(s)Director, producer, writer



West's first feature film was Razor Blade Smile, released in 1998. His second film, released in 2005, was Evil Aliens, described as a 'British slapstick horror-comedy', in the tradition of films such as Braindead, House, and Evil Dead. It was the first full-length British horror film to be filmed using Sony HD cameras and contains over a hundred digital effect shots as well as many conventional gory special effects.

Following the success of Evil Aliens, West directed a made-for-TV sequel to the 1988 film Pumpkinhead. Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes was co-written by West with Barbara Werner. The film was shot in Romania for the American Sci Fi Channel.

His next film Doghouse was a horror-comedy starring Danny Dyer, Noel Clarke and Stephen Graham, whose 'magic ingredient' was a 'sly script'[1] by British comic book creator Dan Schaffer, who is known for Dogwitch and The Scribbler.[2] The movie was released in 2009.




  1. ^ Doghouse review, Time Out, June 2009
  2. ^ "Jake West Takes on Multi-Genre 'Scribbler'". BloodyDisgusting.