Jeff Wadlow

Jeffrey Clark Wadlow (born March 2, 1976) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer, better known for his work in action and horror films. His most notable films include Cry Wolf (2005), Never Back Down (2008), Kick-Ass 2 (2013), Truth or Dare (2018) and Fantasy Island (2020), most of which have been critically panned.

Cry Wolf (2005)

Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Wadlow
CAST:  Julian Morris  •  Lindy Booth  •  Jared Padalecki  •  Jon Bon Jovi

Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Wadlow
CAST:  Julian Morris  •  Lindy Booth  •  Jared Padalecki  •  Jon Bon Jovi

Pearl Harbor (2001)

Futuristic

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

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After Kick-Ass’ insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, he joins a patrol led by the Colonel Stars and Stripes. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist — reborn as The Mother Fucker — only the blade-wielding Hit-Girl can ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Wadlow
CAST:  Aaron Taylor-Johnson  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Claudia Lee

After Kick-Ass’ insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, he joins a patrol led by the Colonel Stars and Stripes. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist — reborn as The Mother Fucker — only the blade-wielding Hit-Girl can ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Wadlow
CAST:  Aaron Taylor-Johnson  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Claudia Lee

True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016)

After a publisher changes a writer's debut novel about a deadly assassin from fiction to nonfiction, the author finds himself thrust into the world of his lead character, and must take on the role of his character for his own survival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Wadlow
CAST:  Kevin James  •  Maurice Compte  •  Andy García  •  Kim Coates

After a publisher changes a writer's debut novel about a deadly assassin from fiction to nonfiction, the author finds himself thrust into the world of his lead character, and must take on the role of his character for his own survival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Wadlow
CAST:  Kevin James  •  Maurice Compte  •  Andy García  •  Kim Coates

Never Back Down (2008)

Action-packed

Jake, full of anger after his father's death, is just starting to find a place for himself at his new Orlando high school - until Ryan, head of an underground MMA fight club, picks Jake out as a prime opponent. After being trounced by Ryan in front of the entire ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Wadlow
CAST:  Sean Faris  •  Amber Heard  •  Cam Gigandet  •  Djimon Hounsou

Jake, full of anger after his father's death, is just starting to find a place for himself at his new Orlando high school - until Ryan, head of an underground MMA fight club, picks Jake out as a prime opponent. After being trounced by Ryan in front of the entire ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Wadlow
CAST:  Sean Faris  •  Amber Heard  •  Cam Gigandet  •  Djimon Hounsou

Manual Labor (2002)

A desperate, but not very bright, young man tries to find where he parked his car in a massive underground parking garage in Cannes, France when his pregnant girlfriend goes into labor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Wadlow
CAST:  Eyal Podell  •  Lia Johnson

A desperate, but not very bright, young man tries to find where he parked his car in a massive underground parking garage in Cannes, France when his pregnant girlfriend goes into labor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Wadlow
CAST:  Eyal Podell  •  Lia Johnson

The Tower of Babble (2002)

Three different scenarios, intercut, all using the same words but with very different meanings. A corrupt cop is more interested in the money on the criminals he catches than justice; a young woman discovers she's pregnant, and her boyfriend is unfeeling; and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Wadlow
CAST:  Sarah Wentworth  •  Jeffrey Schecter  •  Tony Denison  •  Ricco Ross

Three different scenarios, intercut, all using the same words but with very different meanings. A corrupt cop is more interested in the money on the criminals he catches than justice; a young woman discovers she's pregnant, and her boyfriend is unfeeling; and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Wadlow
CAST:  Sarah Wentworth  •  Jeffrey Schecter  •  Tony Denison  •  Ricco Ross

Truth or Dare (2018)

A harmless game of "Truth or Dare" among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Wadlow
CAST:  Tyler Posey  •  Lucy Hale  •  Aurora Perrineau  •  Nolan Gerard Funk

A harmless game of "Truth or Dare" among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Wadlow
CAST:  Tyler Posey  •  Lucy Hale  •  Aurora Perrineau  •  Nolan Gerard Funk

Fantasy Island (2020)

A group of contest winners arrive at an island hotel to live out their dreams, only to find themselves trapped in nightmare scenarios.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Wadlow
CAST:  Lucy Hale  •  Michael Peña  •  Jimmy O. Yang  •  Michael Rooker

A group of contest winners arrive at an island hotel to live out their dreams, only to find themselves trapped in nightmare scenarios.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Wadlow
CAST:  Lucy Hale  •  Michael Peña  •  Jimmy O. Yang  •  Michael Rooker

A tour around the set of Cry Wolf.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Morris
CAST:  Julian Morris  •  Rhonda Bareford  •  Bob Foster  •  David Halsey

Magic 8 Ball

A live-action film based on the popular prophetic spherical toy Magic 8 Ball.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Wadlow
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A live-action film based on the popular prophetic spherical toy Magic 8 Ball.  (more)

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Untitled Marlon Wayans Halloween Adventure Comedy

The story follows a teenage girl, who after accidentally unleashing an ancient and mischievous spirit on Halloween, which causes decorations to come alive and wreak havoc, must team up with the last person she’d want to in order to save their town – her skeptical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Wadlow
CAST:  Marlon Wayans  •  Priah Ferguson

The story follows a teenage girl, who after accidentally unleashing an ancient and mischievous spirit on Halloween, which causes decorations to come alive and wreak havoc, must team up with the last person she’d want to in order to save their town – her skeptical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Wadlow
CAST:  Marlon Wayans  •  Priah Ferguson