John Hough (director)

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John Hough
Born (1941-11-21) 21 November 1941 (age 75)
London, England, UK
Occupation Film director

John Hough (born 21 November 1941 in London, England) is a British film and television director. His most prolific period was in the 1970s and 1980s.[1]


After many credits as a second unit director on The Baron, The Avengers and The Champions, he took his first job as a director on the 1968 season of The Avengers, helming episodes such as "Super Secret Cypher Snatch" and "Homicide and Old Lace". This led to a TV pilot for a proposed Robin Hood TV show, Wolfshead: The Legend of Robin Hood in 1969. Even though the series never materialised, the pilot was picked up by Hammer Films, which distributed it theatrically. "That one sank without trace," Hough recalled in the notes for his biography on the DVD of his 1980 film The Watcher in the Woods, "but in 1970 a Hollywood producer named Paul Maslanksy came over here looking for a new director to work on a remake of The Window (1949), in which a young boy is the sole witness to a murder and is then tracked down by the assassin."

The film, Eyewitness (1970), was well received; Hammer then approached him to make the final film in its erotic vampire horror 'Karnstein' trilogy, Twins of Evil (1971). He later directed three of the TV movies in the 1984 anthology series Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense.

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