John Gilling

Lowest Rated: 60% The Gorgon (1965)
Birthday: May 29, 1912
Birthplace: Not Available
From 1933 until the outbreak of World War II, Briton John Gilling was steadily employed as a film editor. After serving with the Royal Navy, Gilling turned to scriptwriting, and in 1948 directed his first film, the Tod Slaughter melodrama The Greed of William Hart (1948). Evidently accepting whatever assignment came his way, Gilling invested as much creative energy in above-average suspensers like The Embezzler (1954) as he did in nonesuch like Old Mother Riley Meets a Vampire (1952). He was most closely associated with Hammer Studios, megging several of that firm's better horror efforts. Many aficionados consider 1967's Plague of the Zombies to be the director's finest work. Moving to Spain in 1970, John Gilling retired from filmmaking a few years later, preferring to channel his talents into painting.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Mummy's Shroud Director Screenwriter 1967
No Score Yet Night Caller from Outer Space Director 1966
71% The Reptile Director 1966
83% The Plague of the Zombies Director 1966
No Score Yet The Brigand of Kandahar Screenwriter Director 1965
60% The Gorgon Screenwriter 1965
No Score Yet The Scarlet Blade (The Crimson Blade) Director 1963
No Score Yet Pirates of Blood River Director Screenwriter 1962
No Score Yet The Shadow of the Cat Director 1961
No Score Yet The Flesh and The Fiends Director 1961
No Score Yet Idol on Parade (Idle on Parade) Director 1959
No Score Yet The Man Inside Screenwriter Director 1958
No Score Yet Pickup Alley Director 1957
No Score Yet The Gamma People Director Screenwriter 1956
No Score Yet The Gilded Cage Director 1955
No Score Yet Murder Will Out (The Voice of Merrill) Director Screenwriter 1953
No Score Yet My Son, the Vampire Producer Director 1952
No Score Yet Frightened Man Screenwriter Director 1952
No Score Yet Blackout Screenwriter 1950
No Score Yet Guilt Is My Shadow Screenwriter 1950
No Score Yet House of Darkness Screenwriter 1948


No Score Yet The Saint


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