John Hough

Director
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 ... Read more »
Born: 11/20/1941 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Director (28)

A Distant Scream 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Czech Mate 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Bad Karma 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Something to Believe In 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

American Gothic 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Biggles 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Howling IV... The Original Nightmare 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Black Arrow 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Director

Flecha Negra 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

El Triunfo de un Hombre Llamado Caballo 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

The Incubus 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

The New Avengers 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Director

Watcher in the Woods 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Brass Target 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Return From Witch Mountain 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Escape to Witch Mountain 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

The Avengers 1965 - 1969, 1974 - 1975 (Tv Show)

Director

The Zoo Gang 1974 - 1975 (Tv Show)

Director

Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

The Legend of Hell House 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Treasure Island 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Twins of Evil 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Eyewitness 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

A Ghost in Monte Carlo (TV Show)

Director

A Hazard of Hearts (TV Show)

Director

Black Arrow (Movie)

(Director)

Duel of Hearts (TV Show)

Director

The Lady and the Highwayman (TV Show)

Director
Writer (2)

Something to Believe In 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

American Gothic 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

The Human Race 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Something to Believe In 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)
Other (1)

The Paradise Club 2014 (Movie)

(Construction Manager)

Biography

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.

EDUCATION

Regent Street Polytechnic

Milestones

1973

Moved to Hollywood

1970

Debut as film director

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