Patrick Lussier

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Patrick Lussier
Occupation(s)Director, cinematographer
Years active1989–present

Patrick Lussier is a Canadian-American filmmaker and editor.


Lussier was born in Vancouver, British Columbia.[1] He was nominated at the Annual Gemini Awards for Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series for Adrift in 1994[2] and Heads in 1995.[3] In 1996, he edited the Doctor Who television film.

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.[4] On September 19, 2009, Lussier signed on to write and direct Halloween III,[5] the second sequel to Rob Zombie's 2007 reboot of the Halloween franchise, originally scheduled for 2011 but later delayed before ultimately being cancelled.[6] In 2010, Lussier directed the supernatural road action film Drive Angry,[7] released on February 25, 2011.[8] He co-wrote the screenplay with his previous collaborator Todd Farmer, of My Bloody Valentine 3D.[9] 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,[10] 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". In 2018, Lussier directed and co-produced the Hulu/Blumhouse anthology film "Flesh & Blood" for their new Into the Dark series.[11] In 2019, he directed an episode of the US series The Purge for season 2.


Year Production Type Other notes
2000 Dracula 2000 Theatrical film Also editor
The Prophecy 3: The Ascent Video
2003 Dracula II: Ascension Video
2005 Dracula III: Legacy Video
2007 White Noise: The Light Theatrical film Also editor
2009 My Bloody Valentine 3D 3D film Also editor
2011 Drive Angry 3D film Also editor
2016 Scream TV series Episode "When a Stranger Calls"
2018 Into the Dark TV series Episode: "Flesh & Blood"
2019 Trick Theatrical film
2019 The Purge TV series Episode #18: "Before the Sirens"
2022 Play Dead Film
Year Title Type Notes
2000 Dracula 2000 Story
2003 Dracula II: Ascension Video Written by
2005 Dracula III: Legacy Video Written by
2011 Drive Angry 3D Written by
2015 Terminator Genisys Co-writer, executive producer
Year Title Type Notes
1989-91 MacGyver TV series 16 episodes
1991 Mom P.I. TV series 5 episodes
1992 Nightmare Cafe TV series 4 episodes
1992-3 The Odyssey TV series 6 episodes
1993 Highlander: The Series TV series 3 episodes
1994 Wes Craven's New Nightmare
1995 Vampire in Brooklyn
1996 D3: The Mighty Ducks
Doctor Who Made-for-TV movie
1997 Mimic
Scream 2
1998 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
1999 Music of the Heart
2000 Dracula 2000
Scream 3
2003 My Boss's Daughter
2005 Cursed
Red Eye
2007 White Noise: The Light
2008 The Eye
2011 Drive Angry
Apollo 18


  1. ^ "Patrick Lussier". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 22, 2019. Retrieved May 9, 2023.
  2. ^ "The 1994 Gemini nominees". Playback. February 14, 1994. Retrieved May 9, 2023.
  3. ^ "The 1995 Gemini nominees". Playback. January 30, 1995. Retrieved May 9, 2023.
  4. ^ "MY BLOODY VALENTINE: The Naked Truth". Fangoria. Archived from the original on May 25, 2009.
  5. ^ "Halloween 3D Might Have an FX Artist, Despite Temporary Hold". DreadCentral.
  6. ^ "Patrick Lussier in Talks for 'Halloween 3D'". Bloody-Disgusting.
  7. ^ "Promo Art for Lussier's 'Drive Angry'". Bloody-Disgusting.
  8. ^ "Summit Sets Bloody High Speed Chase 'Drive Angry' for 2011". Bloody-Disgusting.
  9. ^ "Patrick Lussier Talks Remaking 'My Bloody Valentine' in 3-D!". Bloody-Disgusting.
  10. ^ "Laeta Kalogridis And Patrick Lussier Set To Script New 'Terminator' -". Deadline Hollywood.
  11. ^ "'Into the Dark': Hulu's Horror Series from Blumhouse TV Will Offer Feature-Length, Holiday-Themed Episodes". IndieWire.

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