Ronny Yu

Ronny Yu Yan-Tai (Chinese: 于仁泰) is a Hong Kong film director, producer, and movie writer. He has worked on both Hong Kong and American films. He is mostly known for his work in the American horror genre, such as Bride of Chucky (1998) and Freddy vs. Jason (2003).

Ronny Yu
Chinese: 于仁泰
Born1950 (age 69–70)
Other namesRonny Yan-Tai Yu
OccupationDirector, producer, screenwriter

Early lifeEdit

In 1950, Yu was born in Hong Kong.


Yu graduated from Ohio University.


He was once attached to direct Snakes on a Plane[1] and he was aboard the project when Samuel L. Jackson, whom he directed in The 51st State, signed on. Before shooting began, however, he was replaced by David R. Ellis. Yu directed the Fear Itself episode, "Family Man" which starred Clifton Collins Jr..[2] Yu appeared in the A Nightmare on Elm Street documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy.[3] He also directed Bride of Chucky.[4]


Year Film Credited as
Director Producer Writer
1978 The Extras (Jia li fei) No Yes No
1979 The Servant (Qiang nei qiang wai) Yes No No
1980 The Saviour (Jiu shi zhe) Yes No No
1981 The Postman Strikes Back (Xun cheng ma) Yes No No
1981 The Trail (Zhui gui qi xiong) Yes No No
1984 The Occupant (Ling qi po ren) Yes No No
1985 Mummy Dearest (Si yan zi) Yes No No
1985 Eight in the Family No Yes No
1986 Legacy of Rage (Long zai jiang hu) Yes No No
1987 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World (Fu gui bi ren) No Yes No
1988 The Girl Next Door No Yes No
1988 Chicken and Duck Talk (Ji tong ya jiang) No Yes No
1988 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World 2 (Fu gui zai po ren) No Yes No
1988 Bless This House (Meng gui fo tiao qiang) Yes No No
1989 China White (Hong tian long hu hui) Yes Yes No
1991 Great Pretenders (Qian wang) Yes No No
1992 Shogun and Little Kitchen (Huo tou fu xing) Yes No No
1992 Steel Horse (Wu Lin sheng dou shi) Yes No No
1992 Summer Lovers (Xia ri qing ren) No Yes No
1992 Once Upon a Time a Hero in China (Huang Fei Hong xiao zhuan) No Yes No
1993 Cohabitation (Tong ju guan xi) No Yes No
1993 The Incorruptible (Li Luo-Fu qi an) No Yes No
1993 All's Well, Ends Well Too (Hua tian xi shi) No Yes No
1993 Once Upon a Time a Hero in China II (Huang Fei Hong dui Huang Fei Hong) No Yes No
1993 The Bride with White Hair (Bai fa mo nu zhuan) Yes Yes Yes
1993 The Bride with White Hair 2 (Bai fa mo nu zhuan II) No Yes Yes
1994 Satin Steel (Chung Gam Suk) No Yes No
1995 The Phantom Lover (Ye ban ge sheng) Yes No Yes
1997 Warriors of Virtue Yes Yes No
1998 Bride of Chucky Yes No No
2001 The 51st State Yes No No
2003 Freddy vs. Jason Yes No No
2006 Fearless Yes Yes No
2013 Saving General Yang Yes No No


  1. ^ "The CulturePulp Q&A: 'Fearless' director Ronny Yu". Archived from the original on 2009-09-27.
  2. ^ "Ronny Yu Will 'Kill First, Ask Later', Talks Fear Itself Episode".
  3. ^ "In or Around LA? Then Here is Your Chance to Take Part in the Biggest A Nightmare on Elm Street Reunion Ever!".
  4. ^ "Mezco's 'Chucky' (design based on Ronny Yu's Bride of Chucky)".

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