John Hough

John Hough

Highest Rated: 79% Twins of Evil (1971)

Lowest Rated: 29% The Incubus (1982)

Birthday: Nov 21, 1941

Birthplace: London, England, UK

British director John Hough has an intriguing career that includes noteworthy horror movies and family films. As a young man Hough doggedly pursued his filmmaking ambitions with a number of low-ranking crew positions before landing his first door-opening job as a second assistant director on the British TV crime drama "The Baron" in 1966. Soon thereafter he snagged a crew position as second unit director on the iconic British spy series "The Avengers"; within the year, he stepped into the director's chair and helmed several episodes. Next, he took to film with a couple of low-budget productions before making his mark with the horror feature "Twins of Evil," a Hammer Films production that was full of gore and nudity. Hough's surprising follow-up was the family-friendly adventure "Treasure Island," which starred aging icon Orson Welles as Long John Silver. Hough has gone on to develop his yin for graphic violence along with his yang for family fare. Not long after debuting his best known horror feature, the haunting "The Legend of Hell House," Hough helmed the classic Disney adventure "Escape to Witch Mountain." Balancing these very different genres kept Hough busy throughout the 1970s and '80s, which proved to be his heyday. As the 1990s rolled around, Hough grew more selective in his directorial efforts and expanded into producing TV movies like the romantic drama "A Ghost in Monte Carlo," and documentaries like "The Backyard," which unveiled the untamed world of backyard wrestling.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 22% Bad Karma Director - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something to Believe In Director,
Producer,
Writer
- 1998
No Score Yet 60% Duel of Hearts Director - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Ghost in Monte Carlo Director - 1990
No Score Yet 46% The Lady and the Highwayman Director - 1989
No Score Yet 51% American Gothic Director - 1988
No Score Yet 16% Howling IV: The Original Nightmare Director - 1988
No Score Yet 59% A Hazard of Hearts Director - 1987
No Score Yet 46% Biggles: Adventures in Time Director $85.7K 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Distant Scream Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Arrow Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Czech Mate Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Carrion Director - 1985
No Score Yet 54% Triumphs of a Man Called Horse Director - 1983
29% 22% The Incubus Director - 1982
50% 57% The Watcher in the Woods Director - 1980
No Score Yet 37% Brass Target Director - 1978
50% 40% Return From Witch Mountain Director - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Dangerous Love Director - 1977
76% 59% Escape to Witch Mountain Director - 1975
47% 68% Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry Director - 1974
62% 56% The Legend of Hell House Director - 1973
No Score Yet 18% Treasure Island Director - 1972
79% 65% Twins of Evil Director - 1971
No Score Yet 33% Eyewitness Director - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wolfshead: The Legend of Robin Hood Director - 1969

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dempsey and Makepeace Director 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Protectors Director 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Avengers Director 1968-1969

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