Adam Wingard

Adam Wingard

Highest Rated: 91% The Guest (2014)

Lowest Rated: 30% Autoerotic (2011)

Birthday: Dec 03, 1982

Birthplace: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Adam Wingard was an American film director who was best known for helming the cult horror classics "Pop Skull" (2007), "Autoerotic" (2011), and "The Guest" (2014). Born in Tennessee and raised in Alabama, Wingard's love of movies began when he was barely out of diapers. He had a particular fondness for horror movies and by his late teens Wingard was already making his own DIY horror films. At the age of 19 Wingard directed his first feature, the slasher comedy "Home Sick," which was made for next to nothing. Wingard learned a lot about the basics of filmmaking while helming the movie, and thus, was better equipped with filmmaking know-how as he approached his follow-up project. That film was 2007's "Pop Skull," which Wingard made for a micro-budget of $2,000. The film got Wingard noticed among the horror film community's passionate fans, who in turn marked Wingard as a promising young horror director to watch. Over the next several years Wingard's directing profile would continue to rise, as he directed a number of popular horror films at a seemingly furious pace. These films included "A Horrible Way to Die" (2010), "Autoerotic", "What Fun We're Having" (2011), "You're Next" (2011), and "The Guest" (2014). Then in 2016 Wingard broke out into the mainstream by helming "Blair Witch" (2016). That film, which was produced by Lionsgate, was a sequel to the immensely popular found footage classic "The Blair With Project" (1999), and was a success at the box office, thus broadening Wingard's appeal for a mainstream movie audience. With the success of "Blair Witch," Wingard became a hot directing commodity seemingly overnight, and was subsequently hired by Warner Bros. to direct their tent-pole monster movie "Godzilla vs. Kong" (2020). Warner Bros. made the announcement of Wingard's hiring in May of 2017.

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Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Godzilla vs. Kong Director - 2021
84% No Score Yet She Dies Tomorrow Dune Buggy Man (Character) - 2020
38% 24% Death Note Director - 2017
37% 31% Blair Witch Director,
Original Music
$20.7M 2016
91% 69% The Guest Director,
Film Editor
$332.9K 2014
75% No Score Yet The Well Film Editor - 2014
35% 5% 24 Exposures Billy (Character) - 2013
70% 51% VHS 2 Herman (Character),
Director,
Executive Producer
$21.4K 2013
57% 41% VHS Rock (Character),
Director
$65.1K 2012
37% 23% The ABCs of Death Director $7K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Zone Unknown (Character) - 2011
78% 60% You're Next Director,
Film Editor,
Original Music
$18.5M 2011
30% 15% Autoerotic Director,
Screenwriter
- 2011
No Score Yet 25% Art History Unknown (Character),
Cinematographer
- 2011
60% 35% A Horrible Way to Die Director,
Film Editor
- 2010
No Score Yet 54% Blackmail Boys Cinematographer - 2010
No Score Yet 44% Pop Skull Director,
Writer
- 2007

TV

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80% 82% Outcast Director 2016

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