Edward Lucky McKee[1] (born November 1, 1975) is an American director, writer, and actor, largely known for the 2002 cult film May.[2] He is best known for his work in horror films.

Lucky McKee
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McKee in March 2007
Edward Lucky McKee

(1975-11-01) November 1, 1975 (age 47)
Occupation(s)Writer, producer, director, actor

Life and careerEdit

McKee was born in Jenny Lind, California. He has directed "Sick Girl", the 10th episode of the first season of the popular Showtime TV series Masters of Horror. He directed the film The Woods, which was released on DVD October 3, 2006. Lucky McKee also co-directed the hard-to-find horror film All Cheerleaders Die, which is not currently in print.[3]

McKee optioned Jack Ketchum's novel The Lost and produced the film adaptation directed by Chris Sivertson. McKee also adapted Ketchum's Red, and co-directed the film, which premiered out of competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.[4] Shooting was halted when Red was almost completed, with McKee as director, in December, 2006. Shooting resumed in Maryland following a hiatus of more than six months, with a different director, Norwegian Trygve Allister Diesen. No explanation has been offered for the shared directing credit.

In 2013, a remake of All Cheerleaders Die was written and directed by McKee and Chris Sivertson.[5][6] He also directed and wrote the segment "Ding Dong" of the anthology film Tales of Halloween.[7]


As director (feature-length)Edit

As director (short form)Edit

As an actorEdit

  • Evil Demon Golfball from Hell!!! (1996, short film by Rian Johnson) as Woodsy
  • May (2002) as Guy Making Out in Elevator
  • The Big, Weird Normal (2002) as Weegee and Bean
  • Hollywould (2003) as Friend
  • Roman (2006, also writer) as Roman
  • "Blue Like You" (2008) as Patrick


  1. ^ Linekin, Kim (July 10, 2003). "Nuts in May". Eye Weekly. Retrieved 2007-04-22.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Jason Buchanan (2013). "Lucky McKee". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2010-08-25.
  3. ^ "Horror Yearbook Interview". Archived from the original on 2007-06-26. Retrieved 2007-05-14.
  4. ^ "Peach Arch Acquires Ketchum Sequel 'Offspring: The Woman', Lucky McKee to Direct!".
  5. ^ "Fangoria.com". Archived from the original on 2013-08-03. Retrieved 2013-08-09.
  6. ^ The New York Times
  7. ^ "Tales of Halloween Interview Spotlight: Lucky McKee".

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