Since he was little, Harry Manfredini has had the dream of writing music for film. In his native Chicago, the musician worked as a jazz saxophonist for 20 years before beginning to work with children's movies. His second break came when meeting with producer Sean Cunningham. The two hit it off and began a professional relationship that would span several films. He may be remembered most for his score of Friday the 13th and some of its accompanying sequels. With Cunningham, he also worked on the scores of House and House II: The Second Story.