John McNaughton

John McNaughton

Highest Rated: 91% Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll (1991)

Lowest Rated: 29% Condo Painting (1999)

Birthday: Jan 13, 1950

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

A talented independent filmmaker whose bleak, chilling vision of society has garnered him considerable critical praise, John McNaughton has also engendered at least an equal amount of controversy. His first feature film, "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer," was not distributed for over three years after its completion in 1986--partly as a result of its precarious financial provenance, but also because of its relentless but nonjudgmental examination of the pathology of the real-life Henry Lee Lucas. "Henry" was the first film over which a production company sued the MPPA for the X rating it received. Eventually, McNaughton's powerful and insightful if extremely unnerving film, with its final shooting cost of only $120,000, became a cult hit on the art house circuit and even made the annual "Top 10" lists of TIME, USA TODAY and the CHICAGO TRIBUNE.




72% 42% The Harvest Director - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Storytellers Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 38% Speaking of Sex Director - 2001
40% 20% Lansky Director - 1999
29% No Score Yet Condo Painting Director,
$5.4K 1999
61% 53% Wild Things Director $29.8M 1998
70% 48% Normal Life Director $9.6K 1996
No Score Yet 13% Girls in Prison Director - 1994
77% 45% Mad Dog and Glory Director $10.7M 1993
30% 17% The Borrower Director - 1991
91% 50% Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll Director - 1991
89% 71% Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Director,
- 1986


63% 89% Masters of Horror Director 2006
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Director 2003
50% No Score Yet Push, Nevada Director 2002