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John McNaughton
Gender: Male
Medium(s): Film; Television
Roles: Director; Producer; Writer
Date of birth: January 13th, 1950
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Notable works: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Masters of Horror
1st Horror: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

John McNaughton is a film and television director and producer. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 13th, 1950. Naughton's first film also happens to be his best known work. In 1986 he wrote, directed and produced the psycho-thriller Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer starring Michael Rooker. In 1991 he directed the horror/comedy The Borrower, starring Rae Dawn Chong, Don Gordon and Tom Towles. In 2006, John directed the "Haeckel's Tale" episode of Mick Garris' horror anthology series Masters of Horror.

Body of work[edit | edit source]

Film[edit | edit source]

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Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • John McNaugton's first work for producers Malik B. Ali and Waleed B. Ali was in the 1970s when he was a delivery man for their video equipment rental business.
  • Was offered $100,000 to write and direct Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. Given very little information other than to put together a horror movie, McNaughton was inspired to craft the film after seeing a special on 20/20 about Henry Lee Lucas.
  • According to McNaughton, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer was "put on the shelf" for three years after it failed to impress producers Malik and Waleed B. Ali.

Other works[edit | edit source]

  • First professional film work was the 1984 documentary Dealers in Death.
  • Between 1994 and 1996, John McNaughton directed five episodes of the crime drama series Homicide: Life on the Street.
  • He also directed episodes of Without a Trace and John from Cincinnati.

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