RIP: Kim Manners

Rest in Peace Kim Manners (click for larger image)Today is a sad day for those of us who love our televised horror TV shows, as producer / director Kim Manners has passed away.

Manners who has worked most recently on “Supernatural” lost his battle with cancer on Sunday. Kim directed more episodes of the show than anyone else including every season finale. He also worked on “Brisco County, Jr.” and “The X-files”.

Warner Bros. Television, which makes “Supernatural,” released the following statement Monday evening:

“Supernatural” executive producer and director Kim Manners passed away last night in Los Angeles, following a battle with cancer. Below please find a statement from “Supernatural” creator & executive producer Eric Kripke:

“Everyone at ‘Supernatural’ is walking around in a daze, shocked and absolutely devastated. Kim was a brilliant director; more than that, he was a mentor and friend. He was one of the patriarchs of the family, and we miss him desperately. He gave so much to ‘Supernatural,’ and everything we do on the show, now and forever, is in memory of him.”

We here at Dread Central wish to take this time to honor the man, and wish his friends, family, and constituents our deepest condolences.

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  • Sirand

    Manners was one of the best television directors, period. I really wanted him to break out into big screen horror movies.

    This is so damn tragic.

  • Caterpillar

    I didn’t even know he was sick! This really sucks! I knew his work primarily from his great run of X-FILES episodes. He directed most of my favorites, including HUMBUG, WAR OF THE COPROPHAGES, GROTESQUE and of course HOME. He was among those directors who were able to bring theatrical qualities to an hour of television and he didn’t shy away from horrific and disturbing content, frequently pushing the envelope. We don’t have enough television directors like that and now we have one less…

  • FilmCritic3000

    I too would like to offer my condolences and thoughts to his friends,
    family, and colleagues.

    As a fan of television, I always knew that whenever I saw Mr. Manners
    name on an episode, I would be in for terrific entertainment. His
    expert eye and talent contributed immensely to each and every series
    he lensed. He embued each with his own signature and indelible mark,
    elevating the material that much more. The entertainment world has
    lost a great. 🙁 Rest in peace, good sir. Your legacy and memory will
    live on forever.

  • anastasia

    I will miss him so much, he was my personal favourite TV director of all times. I will miss his way to tell stories, his close ups, and his beautiful way to put awesome cars on screen in a very special way…

  • Chainsaw

    Oh, man, that’s terrible. Kim was all sorts of talented. Goddam cancer…

    Rest In peace, Man.