John McNaughton (born January 13, 1950) is an American film and television director, originally from Chicago, Illinois, known for his first film Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.
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.
McNaughton studied fine arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in television production and a minor in photography.
Movies & TV shows
Maryann moves in with her grandparents after she's orphaned. Desperately lonely, she sets out to befriend a neighboring deathly ill, bed-ridden boy, despite the outright disapproval of his mother. Mar...
1 TV show
Masters of Horror
Masters of Horror is an informal social group of international film writers and directors specializing in horror movies and an American television series created by director Mick Garris for the Showti...
1 TV show
Without a Trace
The FBI's Missing Persons Unit in New York City was the subject of the series.
John McNaughton's spotlight on George Condo and his art. The film, which follows the progress of Condo's large-scale oil painting Big Red over the course of one year, features an appearance by Allen G...
When teen- socialite Kelly Van Ryan and troubled bad girl Suzie Toller accuse guidance counselor Sam Lombardo of rape, he's suspended by the school, rejected by the town, and fighting to get his life ...
Interviews with William Friedkin, Stan Winston, John McNaughton, Tom Holland and Ridley Scott are included in the documentary.
A film about the dealings of a crew at a firehouse. The group is attacked by an assassin and eventually must accept that the firehouse is to be consolidated with a rescue unit.
Chris Anderson and his wife Pam live a fairly normal life until Chris loses his job on the police force and secretly turns to robbing banks to make his wife's dreams come true. Upon discovering his se...
Girls in Prison
Framed for the murder of a record company president in 1952 Hollywood, young, aspiring singer Aggie O'Hanlon is sentenced to life in prison and tries to adjust to her life life behind bars in a hellis...
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Homicide: Life on the Street
Homicide: Life on the Street is an American police procedural television series chronicling the work of a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit. It ran for seven seasons...
Mad Dog and Glory
After Mad Dog saved the life of Frank Milo, a crime boss and aspiring stand-up comedian, he was offered the company of an attractive young waitress named Glory for a week. Both are uneasy about the ar...
Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll
A filmed record of Eric Bogosian's acclaimed one-man show.
Fear in the Dark
A short documentary on the history of the horror film narrated by Christopher Lee.
Aliens punish one of their own by sending him to earth. The alien is very violent, and when the body he occupies is damaged, he is forced to find another.
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Henry likes to kill people in a number of different ways. Henry and Otis live together in an apartment. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we can see both sides of Henry: the guy next door and the seria...
1 TV show
No Hiding Place
No Hiding Place is a British television series that was produced at Wembley Studios by Associated-Rediffusion for the ITV network between 16 September 1959 and 22 June 1967. It was the sequel to the ...
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