Michael Dougherty is an American film producer, director, and screenwriter. He was born on 28th of October, in 1974. His birthplace was Columbus, Ohio, in the United States. He grew up in Columbus, and attended New York University at the Tisch School of Arts in the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. His mother’s name is Vietnamese. From that institute, he produced Season Greetings, in 1996.
Coming to his career, he had his first debut titled Trick 'r Treat. He had written his own script and directed it. Bryan Singer produced it. Trick 'r Treat is a Canadian-American horror movie. Dylan Baker,
Anna Paquin, and Brian Cox starred in it. Gen MacPherson is the cinematographic. It released on 9th of December, 2007, in the United States and Canada. Critics have applauded it. On Rotten Tomatoes, it was rated 86%. Dread Central also gave it five stars. It won the Audience Choice Award, in 2008, at the Silver Audience Award, and in 2009, in the ScreamFest Horror Film Festival at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. He announced in 2009 that he would make its sequel. Later, it ended, as there was no activity, which could prove its sequel preparation. He wrote a script with Dan Harris and David Hayter for ‘X2’, which was later known as X-Men 2. It is a superhero movie made under 20th Century Fox, and is a remake of 2000's ‘X-Men’. Bryan Singer directed it and it was released on 2nd of May, 2003, in the United States, whereas on 24th of April, 2003, in London. It collected huge profit soon after its release. On the review aggregator, it manages to collect 86% based on 222 responses. Then, in 2005, he was a writer for Mary Lambert's paranormal picture entitled as Urban Legends: Bloody Mary.
Kate Mara, Tina Lifford, Robert Vito, and Ed Marinaro featured in it. Aaron Merrell, Scott Messer, and Louis Phillips produced it. It got 40% ratings on the Rotten Tomatoes.
In 2010, he worked as a director, writer, and executive producer in Making Friends. In 2015, he made ‘
Krampus’, under his direction, production, and his own story. It is a horror-cum-comedy drama.
Toni Collette, Conchata Ferrell, Stefania LaVie Owen,
Emjay Anthony, and
Krista Stadler acted in it. Recently, he wrote on the script of X-Men: Apocalypse, in 2016. It was released on 27th of May, 2016, in the United States.
Besides being an actor and director, he is an artist. Some of his artworks are uploaded on his official website.