El Paso, TX

July 20 - July 30, 2023 • El Paso, TX

Special Guests

Lucky McKee


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. His next feature is Old Man, starring Stephen Lang, due in 2022.

He has been curating the Plaza Classic Film Festival’s Local Flavor showcase with Zach Passero since 2018.

Lucky McKee will co-host Local Flavor and the Local Flavor Awards at 7 pm Thursday, August 4 in the Plaza Theatre.