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Horror Movie Director Puts the End of Life in a Positive Light

Movie Review: The Nurse With the Purple Hair

Sean Cunningham is a movie producer and director best known for the original Friday the 13th. In his horror movies, Cunningham plays on people’s fear of death. But in a new documentary, The Nurse With the Purple Hair, he shows us that death doesn’t have to be scary.

Abertoir Festival Raises Money for Charity with Help of ‘Friday the 13th’ Director Sean Cunningham

Bloody-disgusting.com: The genre festival circuit is just ramping up at the moment, but the end of the season always bows out on a high in Wales with Abertoir. Abertoir Horror Film Festival raised over £600 for local hospice care, thanks to generous donations from its attendees during the 2018 edition of the festival.


Horror King turns hospice helper

The Irish News: Best known for horror hits Last House on The Left and Friday The 13th, US film-maker Sean S Cunningham's latest project is a documentary about the vital role played by hospice care workers. He spoke to David Roy about a charity screening in Belfast in aid of Northern Ireland Hospice

Sean joins the Journey with Deanna Podcast

Podcast: The Nurse With the Purple Hair and Journey with Deanna

Documentary Review: "The Nurse with Purple Hair," Directed by Sean S. Cunningham

An inspiring documentary about hospice by a director famous for his horror films


How to prepare for a good death

Wise words and solid advice from BJ Miller, who thinks deeply about the end of life as head of the Zen Hospice Project.



The Art of Dying Well

Being by the bedside of someone you love who is dying isn't easy. To help a little we have drawn on the wisdom and experience of those who have done it before. We have taken advice from leading palliative care consultants, nurses, chaplains, friends and relatives.



How families are giving a fantastic trip to loved ones in hospice

When hospice nurse Laurie McKay arrived at the emergency room, her patient -- a man in his early sixties with terminal cancer and now a fractured hip -- told her: "I knew you would be coming someday, but today my wife and I were supposed to be getting on a cruise ship."

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THE NURSE WITH THE PURPLE HAIR is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of THE NURSE WITH THE PURPLE HAIR must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only. The value of THE NURSE WITH THE PURPLE HAIR DVD is $20. Any contribution above that amount is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.