Russell Mulcahy

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Gender: Male

Birth Place: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Russell Mulcahy is an Australian film/video director that was born on June 23, 1953 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is openly gay and lives with his partner in Sydney. He is known currently for his directorial work on some of MTV’s Teen Wolf series episodes. Russell uses different techniques, and his work is noticeable because of his use of fast cuts, tracking shots and glowing lights. He is one of the most famous music video directors from the 1980s. He began working television from the early 1990s.

Russell was a film editor for Australia's Seven Network. He moved to the UK around 1976 and made famous music videos for many British pop acts. Some video’s include XTC's "Making Plans for Nigel" (1979), The Vapors' hit "Turning Japanese" and The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" (1979). The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" (1979) was the first music video played in 1981 on MTV. He went on to directing music videos for more famous pop-rock artist including The Human League, The Tubes, Ultravox, Duran Duran, Kim Carnes, Bonnie Tyler, Rod Stewart, Billy Joel, The Motels, Elton John, Supertramp, Spandau Ballet, and The Rolling Stones.

Some movies that he is known for are Derek and Clive Get the Horn (1979), Razorback (1984), Highlander (1986), Highlander II: The Quickening (1991), Ricochet (1991), The Shadow (1994) and Tale of the Mummy (1998).

Director Russell Mulcahy Movies / Films:

"The Lizzie Borden Chronicles" (2015) "Teen Wolf" (2011) Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) aka Resident Evil 3, Resident Evil 3: Extinction, Resident Evil: Afterlife (2007) "The Hunger" (1997) The Shadow (1994) Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) aka Highlander 2, Highlander 2: The Quickening, Highlander II, Highlander II: The Renegade Version (1991) "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) Highlander (1986)

Reviewed Movies Directed by Russell Mulcahy

Teen Wolf - Season 1 (2011)

Teen Wolf - Season 1 2011

MTV's Teen Wolf is the new TV series based on the popular teen werewolf movie from the 1980's. Totally rebooted for the modern audience and great to watch. We follow Scott McCall (Tyler Posey)…

The Hunger: The Complete Second Season (2009)

The Hunger: The Complete Second Season 2009

David Bowie hosts the second season of this spine-tingling horror anthology series from Executive Producers Tony and Ridley Scott, which features a phenomenal cast of familiar faces (including Giovanni…

Resident Evil - Extinction (2007)

Resident Evil - Extinction 2007

Milla Jovovich is back in the third chapter of the hugely successful Resident Evilfranchise! This action-packed horror film is set in the Nevada desert and filled with intense special effects and more…

Tales from the Crypt - Season 7 (1996)

Tales from the Crypt - Season 7 1996

Greetings, fiends! The last time you saw the Crypt Keeper...wait, this is the last time. So turn out the frights, the party's over. They say all ghoul things must end. But first let the ghoul times…

The Shadow (1994)

The Shadow 1994

The Shadow (1994) is an American superhero action crime movie that was filmed in five different locations in California. Director Russell Mulcahy (Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), Highlander (1986),…

Highlander 2: The Quickening (1991)

Highlander 2: The Quickening 1991

I'm with ScottyMcD on this one. I first saw the original Highlander when I was about 17 (ten years ago...ugh) and I thought it was pretty damn cool. A bit cheesy, yes; not the greatest acting, yeah;…

Tales from the Crypt - Season 6 (1989)

Tales from the Crypt - Season 6 1989

It's that time of fear again! So if you've been missing the Crypt Keeper, here's a chance to improve your aim. But be warned: It'll be a fright to the finish. The cadaverous cut-up…

Tales from the Crypt - Season 1 (1989)

Tales from the Crypt - Season 1 1989

Based on the legendary and gruesome EC Comics from publisher William Gaines, this horror anthology featured stories of murder, the super natural, gore and humor and always had a twist ending of sorts.…

Tales from the Crypt - Season 5 (1989)

Tales from the Crypt - Season 5 1989

Tomb it may concern. Yes, you. No one else is reading this, right? Besides, you're the ideal person for this happily haunted collection of scares and silliness ? someone warm and bleeding. Sorry,…

Highlander (1986)

Highlander 1986

Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery star in the epic tale of immortality that launched one of the most beloved action-adventure series in film and TV history. After Scottish clansman Connor MacLeod (Lambert)…