, b. 1950, is an American screenwriter
and television director
. He is most well known for writing and directing Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
. McLoughlin's inclusion of wry humor and nods to various Universal Studios
and Hammer Studios
horror films led to the film being one of the most popular installments of the Friday the 13th
movie series, as well as the film receiving reviews more positive than most films in the series.