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Patrick Lussier (born 1964) is a Canadian-American filmmaker and editor, known for his numerous collaborations with director Wes Craven and fellow screenwriters Laeta Kalogridis and Todd Farmer, as well as his work in the horror genre.

Patrick Lussier
Born1964 (age 54–55)
OccupationFilm editor, screenwriter,
director, producer,
creative consultant


In 1994, Lussier was nominated at the Annual Gemini Awards for Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series for Adrift and in 1995 he was nominated for Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series for Heads.

In 1996, he edited the Doctor Who television film and was praised by producer Philip David Segal for the quality of his work in the limited time he had been allotted.

Lussier has worked as a film editor on most of director Wes Craven's latter films, including Wes Craven's New Nightmare, Vampire in Brooklyn, Red Eye, and all four entries in the Scream tetralogy. He made his directorial debut with The Prophecy 3: The Ascent, and co-wrote and directed the Craven-produced Dracula 2000. He also directed White Noise: The Light, which was a financial failure in spite of positive critical reception. He returned to editing on the English-language remake of The Eye starring Jessica Alba, on which he was also a visual consultant, and has also been credited as a visual consultant on Whisper and Darkness Falls amongst others.

Lussier directed the 2009 remake of My Bloody Valentine for Lionsgate Films, written by Zane Smith and Todd Farmer.[1] On September 19, 2009, Lussier signed on to write and direct Halloween III,[2] the second sequel to Rob Zombie's 2007 reboot of the Halloween franchise, originally scheduled for 2011 but later delayed before ultimately being cancelled.[3] In 2010, Lussier directed the supernatural road action film Drive Angry,[4] released on February 25, 2011.[5] He co-wrote the screenplay with his previous collaborator Todd Farmer, of My Bloody Valentine 3D.[6] Lussier and screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis are founding members and creative consultants for Skydance Media. The duo wrote and co-produced the fifth film in the long-running Terminator series, Terminator Genisys, released in 2015,[7] and served as consultants for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

In 2016, Lussier returned to the Scream franchise to direct the second season finale for the MTV television series adaptation, "When a Stranger Calls". Recently, Lussier directed and co-produced the Hulu/Blumhouse anthology film "Flesh & Blood" for their new Into the Dark series.[8]


Year Production Type Other notes
2019 Trick Theatrical film
2018 Into the Dark TV series Episode: "Flesh & Blood"
2016 Scream TV series Episode "When a Stranger Calls"
2011 Drive Angry 3D film also editor
2009 My Bloody Valentine 3D 3D film also editor
2007 White Noise: The Light Theatrical film also editor
2005 Dracula III: Legacy Video
2003 Dracula II: Ascension Video
2000 Dracula 2000 Theatrical film also editor
The Prophecy 3: The Ascent Video
Year Title Type Notes
2015 Terminator Genisys co-writer, executive producer
2011 Drive Angry 3D written by
2005 Dracula III: Legacy Video written by
2003 Dracula II: Ascension Video written by
2000 Dracula 2000 Story
Year Title Type Notes
2011 Drive Angry
Apollo 18
2008 The Eye
2007 White Noise: The Light
2005 Cursed
Red Eye
2003 My Boss's Daughter
2000 Dracula 2000
Scream 3
1999 Music of the Heart
1998 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
1997 Mimic
Scream 2
1996 D3: The Mighty Ducks
Doctor Who Made-for-TV movie
1995 Vampire in Brooklyn
1994 Wes Craven's New Nightmare
1993 Highlander: The Series TV series 3 episodes
1992-3 The Odyssey TV series 6 episodes
1992 Nightmare Cafe TV series 4 episodes
1989-91 MacGyver TV series 16 episodes
1991 Mom P.I. TV series 5 episodes


  1. ^ "MY BLOODY VALENTINE: The Naked Truth". Fangoria. Archived from the original on 2009-05-25.
  2. ^ "Halloween 3D Might Have an FX Artist, Despite Temporary Hold". DreadCentral.
  3. ^ "Patrick Lussier in Talks for 'Halloween 3D'". Bloody-Disgusting.
  4. ^ "Promo Art for Lussier's 'Drive Angry'". Bloody-Disgusting.
  5. ^ "Summit Sets Bloody High Speed Chase 'Drive Angry' for 2011". Bloody-Disgusting.
  6. ^ "Patrick Lussier Talks Remaking 'My Bloody Valentine' in 3-D!". Bloody-Disgusting.
  7. ^ "Laeta Kalogridis And Patrick Lussier Set To Script New 'Terminator' -". Deadline Hollywood.
  8. ^ "'Into the Dark': Hulu's Horror Series from Blumhouse TV Will Offer Feature-Length, Holiday-Themed Episodes". IndieWire.

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