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John Hough is a Director, Writer and Producer British born on 21 november 1941 at London (United-kingdom)

John Hough

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Birth 21 november 1941 (78 years) at London (United-kingdom)

John Hough (born 21 November 1941 in London, England) is a British film and television director. His most prolific period was from the 1970s through the 1980s.
According to the man himself, his a surname is pronounced 'huff'.
He took his first job as a director on the 1968 season of The Avengers with episodes such as 'Super Secret Cypher Snatch' and 'Homicide and Old Lace'. This lead 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 who 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 and Hammer Films approached him to make the final film in their erotic vampire horror 'Karnstein' trilogy, Twins of Evil (1971). He later directed three episodes of the 1984 series of TV movies Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense.

In his career, Hough has directed such famous actors at Bette Davis, Peter Cushing, Orson Welles, Roddy McDowell, Peter Fonda, Susan George and Richard Harris.

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Filmography of John Hough (23 films)

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Bad Karma
Bad Karma (2002)
, 1h32
Directed by John Hough
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Serial killer films, Films about disabilities
Actors Patsy Kensit, Patrick Muldoon, Damian Chapa, Amy Locane, Amy Huberman, Sean Power
Rating34% 1.7357151.7357151.7357151.7357151.735715
A female mental patient (Patsy Kensit) believing she is the reincarnated soul mate of Jack the Ripper, terrorizes her psychiatrist (Patrick Muldoon), whom she believes is her reincarnated lover. Determined to find her man, and willing to use her sensuality to get to him, she breaks out of the mental institution and is determined to, at any cost, free him of his wife (Amy Locane) and young daughter to restart their previous work as mass murderers, and lovers.
A Hazard of Hearts, 1h30
Directed by John Hough
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Diana Rigg, Edward Fox, Helena Bonham Carter, Marcus Gilbert, Fiona Fullerton, Christopher Plummer
Rating70% 3.545313.545313.545313.545313.54531
Compulsive gambler, Sir Giles Staverley, is tricked into gambling away his home by his old adversary Lord Harry Wrotham. As Staverley is distraught and desperate, Wrotham gives him one last chance - he will gamble everything Staverley has lost against Staverley's daughter's hand in marriage and her trust fund of 80,000 guineas. Staverley agrees and loses once again, but unable to face his daughter, Serena, he kills himself. Lord Justin Vulcan, a notoriously cool, clear-headed gambler, challenges Wrotham for the house and the girl and, much to Wrotham's disgust, wins. Justin now finds himself in possession of the house and Serena, but has no idea of what to do with them. After meeting Serena and realising that she is much younger and more attractive than he had imagined, he installs her as a guest at Mandrake, his family home, despite the opposition of Justin's mother, Lady Harriet Vulcan. As Lady Vulcan attempts to marry Serena off to anyone except her son, Serena and Justin become friends and he teaches her about Mandrake, the home he loves. A crisis forces Serena and Justin to confront their feelings for each other.
Duel of Hearts, 1h35
Directed by John Hough
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Alison Doody, Michael York, Geraldine Chaplin, Benedict Taylor, Billie Whitelaw, Virginia McKenna
Rating71% 3.584473.584473.584473.584473.58447
Lady Caroline Faye and Lord Vane Brecon meet under unusual circumstances and are immediately attracted to one another. Later, Lady Caroline learns that Lord Brecon has been accused of murder. She embarks on a plan to prove him innocent, while also warning him that that his cousin, Gervaise Warlingham, may be trying to frame him. Posing as a commoner, she accepts a position at Lord Brecon's estate as companion to his mother. Will dangerous family secrets keep the lovers apart?
The Lady and the Highwayman, 1h30
Directed by John Hough
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure, Melodrama, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Oliver Reed, Claire Bloom, Christopher Cazenove, Lysette Anthony, Hugh Grant, Michael York
Rating64% 3.2444653.2444653.2444653.2444653.244465
The film begins with a narrator telling us that Cromwell's tyranny is coming to an end, when we see several men approaching on horseback. We learn that King Charles II and several of his Cavaliers have been on an exploratory tour in England, checking to see if the populace is ready to back his return. At the moment he is being hounded by a troop of Roundheads. King Charles stops to bid one of his supporters, a Royalist Lord Lucius Vyne (Hugh Grant) who he gives one of his favorite rings, telling Lucius to send it if he ever needs his help. Taking the ring Lucius borrows the King's distinctive plumed hat and leads the King's pursuers away, allowing Charles and Lucius' cousin, Lord Richard Vyne to reach a waiting boat bound for France. Lucius manages to lose the Roundheads in a cavernous entrance of a quarried chalk cliff face.
Howling IV: The Original Nightmare, 1h34
Directed by John Hough
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Michael T. Weiss, Antony Hamilton, Anthony James
Rating35% 1.7601451.7601451.7601451.7601451.760145
After experiencing visions of a nun, author Marie Adams (Romy Windsor) is in the middle of a meeting with her agent, Tom Billings (Antony Hamilton), when she has another vision of a wolf-like creature lunging from a fire, and begins to scream hysterically. Marie’s husband, Richard (Michael T. Weiss), discusses her condition with her doctor, agreeing that Marie’s overactive imagination is leading her into some dangerous territory. The doctor advises Richard to take Marie away from the pressures of her life for a few weeks. Richard locates a cottage in the small town of Drago, some hours from Los Angeles. Tom drives Marie there, but then departs quickly in the face of Richard throwing mad shade. Marie looks around the cottage and declares it to be perfect; but that night, while she and Richard are making love, Marie is disturbed by the sound of howling out in the woods.
American Gothic, 1h25
Directed by John Hough
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Rod Steiger, Yvonne De Carlo, Janet Wright, Michael J. Pollard, William Hootkins, Mark Lindsay Chapman
Rating59% 2.9516452.9516452.9516452.9516452.951645
Cynthia is traumatised by the death of her baby after leaving him in a bathtub, where he accidentally drowned. She and five of her friends, Jeff, Rob, Lynn, Paul and Terri decide to go on a vacation. They take a plane somewhere, but are plagued by engine troubles and are forced to land the plane on a lonely deserted island. The six set camp and the next morning, Paul stays at the camp while the others set off to find help. They come upon a large cottage nestled in the woods.
Biggles (1986)
, 1h32
Directed by John Hough
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Time travel films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors Alex Hyde-White, Fiona Hutchison, Peter Cushing, Marcus Gilbert, William Hootkins, Francesca Gonshaw
Rating57% 2.85032.85032.85032.85032.8503
Catering salesman Jim Ferguson (Alex Hyde-White), living in the present time in New York City, falls through a time hole to 1917 where he saves the life of dashing Royal Flying Corps pilot James "Biggles" Bigglesworth (Neil Dickson) after his photo recon mission is shot down. Before he can work out what has happened, Jim is zapped back to the 1980s. With assistance from Biggles' former commanding officer Raymond (Peter Cushing) who lives in the Tower Bridge in London, Ferguson learns that he and Biggles are "time twins", spontaneously travelling through time when one or the other is in mortal danger. Together, Ferguson and Biggles fight across time and against the odds to stop the Germans changing the course of history by destroying a "Sound Weapon" with a Metropolitan Police helicopter that was stolen by Biggles while escaping a SWAT Team in 1986 London.
Black Arrow, 1h33
Directed by John Hough
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Actors Oliver Reed, Fernando Rey, Donald Pleasence, Benedict Taylor, Georgia Slowe, Stephan Chase
Rating75% 3.7816253.7816253.7816253.7816253.781625
During the Wars of the Roses Sir Daniel is a powerful, unscrupulous knight, surrounded by equally treacherous retainers, Oates, Sykes, Appleyard, and Scar. Since the white rose of the House of York is in the ascendant, Sir Daniel and his household are loyal to York and the white rose. The film takes place just before the revolt of Richard, Earl of Warwick's rebellion against Edward IV (1469–1471).
Triumphs of a Man Called Horse, 1h26
Directed by John Hough
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Richard Harris, Michael Beck, Vaughn Armstrong, Anne Seymour, Buck Taylor, Simón Andreu
Rating56% 2.807162.807162.807162.807162.80716
Now in his 60s, Morgan is the chief of the Sioux and is much hated by white men because "many's a white man's died from the tricks he taught the Sioux." However, the government calls Horse to peace talks. But someone with a rifle assassinates him and his men after the meeting.
The Incubus, 1h33
Directed by John Hough
Origin Canada
Genres Horror
Actors John Cassavetes, John Ireland, Kerrie Keane, Harvey Atkin, Jennifer Leak, Helene Udy
Rating54% 2.7031852.7031852.7031852.7031852.703185
In a lake at a rock quarry, a young woman named Mandy and her boyfriend, Ray, are swimming. The two spend the night at the lake camping, but are attacked by an unseen figure; Ray is killed, and Mandy is taken to the hospital with a ruptured uterus and serious trauma. As the attack occurs, teenager Tim Galen experiences a recurring nightmare he has in which a woman is tortured by a monstrous figure; his grandmother, Agatha Galen, tries to dissuade him of his suspicions about the premonitory dream. At the hospital, Mandy is treated by Sam Cordell (John Cassavetes), a surgeon and physician in the small community of Galen.
The Watcher in the Woods, 1h23
Directed by Vincent McEveety, John Hough
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films based on science fiction novels, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards, Carroll Baker, David McCallum, Frances Cuka
Rating62% 3.1498753.1498753.1498753.1498753.149875
Helen and Paul Curtis (Carroll Baker and David McCallum) and their daughters Jan (Lynn-Holly Johnson) and Ellie (Kyle Richards), move into a manor. Mrs. Aylwood (Bette Davis), the owner of the residence, notices that Jan bears a striking resemblance to her daughter, Karen, who disappeared inside a chapel near the village 30 years previously.
Return from Witch Mountain, 1h35
Directed by John Hough
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films based on science fiction novels, Children's films, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Bette Davis, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann, Christopher Lee, Richard Bakalyan, Jack Soo
Rating57% 2.899712.899712.899712.899712.89971
Having spent a good deal of time enjoying the company of their newfound family and friends at Witch Mountain and intensively studying and practicing their supernatural powers, Tony and his sister Tia are in need of a vacation. Uncle Bené drops them off in their flying saucer at the Rose Bowl stadium in Los Angeles, California, after which the siblings quickly become separated from each other. A man named Dr. Victor Gannon (Lee) and his assistant Letha Wedge (Davis) happen to see Tony using his powers to save their henchman from certain death. Realizing that Tony has supernatural powers, Dr. Gannon drugs the boy with a tranquilizer shot and takes him back to their laboratory. There, Dr. Gannon successfully tests a new mind-control technology on him. Under its influence, Tony is completely hypnotized and does everything that his kidnappers want him to do, like stealing gold from a museum exhibit and stopping Tia from finding them. With Tony at his robotic bidding, Dr. Gannon hopes to achieve recognition within the scientific community and worldwide power, while Letha merely wants a return on her investment.
Brass Target, 1h51
Directed by John Hough
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Sophia Loren, John Cassavetes, George Kennedy, Robert Vaughn, Max von Sydow, Edward Herrmann
Rating58% 2.90542.90542.90542.90542.9054
The story opens in Europe days after VE Day. General Patton (played by Kennedy), orders that gold reserves held by the former Reichsbank be transported to Frankfurt. But before the shipment arrives in the city, the train is robbed and its US Army MP guards are killed in a tunnel using poisonous gas.
Escape to Witch Mountain, 1h37
Directed by John Hough
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films based on science fiction novels, Children's films, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann, Reta Shaw
Rating63% 3.1998153.1998153.1998153.1998153.199815
The movie centers upon the brother and sister pair Tony and Tia, whose surname they initially know only as that of their deceased adoptive parents, Malone. The children are placed in an orphanage, where they face difficulties stemming from their strange psychic/psionic abilities: Tony can psychokinetically move and control inanimate objects with the aid of his harmonica, while Tia can communicate telepathically to Tony, commune empathically with animals, and experience premonitions. Tia also possesses minor telekinetic abilities. She carries a "star case" with her at all times, which eventually reveals a strange map.