Lucky McKee is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and novelist from El Paso best known for work in the horror genre, such as the 2002 cult hit May, the 2006 schoolgirl chiller The Woods and the notorious 2011 Sundance shocker The Woman. He produced last year’s The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot, starring Sam Elliott, which received its United States premiere at the Plaza Classic Film Festival.
In 2006 McKee joined Showtime’s groundbreaking anthology series Masters of Horror, directing the one-hour original film Sick Girl. McKee also contributed a segment to the 2015 anthology film Tales of Halloween. McKee has recently shifted his creative sights to noir-thrillers with Blood Money, starring John Cusack, and the upcoming Kindred Spirits, starring Thora Birch. He has also co-authored three award-winning novels with Jack Ketchum: The Woman, I’m Not Sam and The Secret Life of Souls. Lucky recently directed an episode of Rian Johnson’s Poker Face for Peacock.
He curated the Plaza Classic Film Festival’s Local Flavor showcase with Zach Passero from 2018 to 2022.