The director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy was born in New Zealand on Hallowe'en in 1961. Which could explain a lot.
Before he brought the Rings to the big screen Jackson was known for making very scary films for adults. In fact the Fellowship of the Ring was his first major movie that wasn't an 18.
Like a lot of directors he started making home movies at a very young age, although for some reason he didn't get into film school.
Even so he didn't give up, buying a camera out of the wages from his first job and starting to make his first film - called Bad Taste.
Someone at the New Zealand Film institute spotted his talent and gave him some money to finish the film and he never looked back.