January 13, 1950 |
|Occupation||Film director, Television director|
John McNaughton (born January 13, 1950) is an American film and television director, originally from Chicago, Illinois.
His first feature film, made in 1986, was Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, a film McNaughton directed, co-wrote, and co-produced. Numerous complications plagued the controversial film, delaying its theatrical release until 1989. The film made Time magazine's and Roger Ebert's ten best lists and won best picture honors at Fantasporto, Sitges Film Festival and the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film.
His other works include the films Mad Dog and Glory and Wild Things, the documentary Condo Painting as well as episodes of Homicide: Life on the Street, John From Cincinnati, Masters of Horror and the pilot episode for Push, Nevada.
Projects in development
In February 2006, Variety reported that McNaughton was signed to direct Backstabbers, a film that would re-unite him with Stephen Peters, the writer of Wild Things and that film's two lead actresses, Neve Campbell and Denise Richards. The project is reportedly not a Wild Things sequel.
During a March 2006 interview, actor Robert Englund stated that McNaughton was attached to direct a proposed Nightmare on Elm Street prequel, entitled A Nightmare on Elm Street: The First Murders. He will direct the traditional old school horror film The Harvest.
- Dealers in Death (1984)
- Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990) (also Co-Writer, with Richard Fire)
- Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll (1991)
- The Borrower (1991)
- Mad Dog and Glory (1993)
- Girls in Prison (1994) (TV)
- Homicide: Life on the Street (1994–1996) (TV)
- Normal Life (1996)
- Firehouse (1997) (TV) (as Alan Smithee)
- Wild Things (1998)
- Lansky (1999) (TV)
- Condo Painting (2000)
- Speaking of Sex (2001)
- Push, Nevada (2002) (TV)
- Expert Witness (2003) (TV)
- Without a Trace (2003) (TV)
- Haeckel's Tale (2006) (TV)
- John from Cincinnati (2007) (TV)
- Shoedog (2012)