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Edward Lucky McKee is an American director, writer, and actor, largely known for the 2002
2002 in film
The year 2002 in film involved some significant events. The first significant releases of sequels took place between The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Men in Black II, Analyze That, Spy Kids 2: The Island of...

 film May
May (film)
May is a 2002 American horror film. It stars Angela Bettis, Anna Faris, and Jeremy Sisto, and was written and directed by Lucky McKee.-Plot:...

, which has acquired a cult following.

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McKee has also directed Sick Girl, the tenth episode of the first season of the popular Showtime TV series Masters of Horror
Masters of Horror
Masters of Horror is an informal social group of international film writers and directors specializing in horror movies and an American television series created by director Mick Garris for the Showtime cable network.- Origin :...

. He directed the film The Woods, which was released on DVD
DVD
A DVD is an optical disc storage media format, invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic in 1995. DVDs offer higher storage capacity than Compact Discs while having the same dimensions....

 October 3, 2006. Lucky McKee also co-directed the hard-to-find horror film All Cheerleaders Die, which is not currently in print.

In all of his films, with the exception of The Woods in which she only contributes a voiceover, actress Angela Bettis
Angela Bettis
Angela Marie Bettis is an American actress, film producer and director best known for her lead roles in the 2002 TV remake of the Stephen King film Carrie, the title character in May , and in Girl, Interrupted as the anorexic girl Janet Webber.-Early life:Bettis was born in Austin, Texas to Mary...

 has appeared as a main character. McKee stars in the film, Roman
Roman (film)
Roman is a 2006 suspense-horror film starring Lucky McKee and Kristen Bell with Angela Bettis directing. The movie is a spin-off of 2002 cult hit May. In May, Angela Bettis played the title role and Lucky McKee directed, roles which have been switched for Roman...

, for which he also wrote the screenplay. Roman was directed by Angela Bettis and released on DVD March 27, 2007. Another frequent collaborator is longtime friend Jaye Luckett of the rock group Poperratic
Poperratic
Poperratic is a band from Los Angeles, California. Its sole member is the songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Jaye Luckett. Its music traverses a number of genres, but is mostly distinguished by Luckett's heavy rhythm guitar work, layers of harmonies, catchy melodies, and storytelling...

, who has soundtracked all of his films to date under various names, including Roman.

McKee optioned Jack Ketchum
Jack Ketchum
Jack Ketchum is the pseudonym for American author Dallas Mayr . He is the recipient of four Bram Stoker Awards and three further nominations. Many of his novels have been adapted to film, including The Girl Next Door and Red...

's The Lost, [2005] and produced the film adaptation directed by Chris Sivertson
Chris Sivertson
-Biography:Sivertson's debut feature film The Lost adapted Jack Ketchum's celebrated crime novel and has become a cult classic. His follow up film, I Know Who Killed Me starring Lindsay Lohan, was not well-received by critics and it won several Golden Raspberry Awards...

. McKee also adapted Ketchum's Red, and co-directed the film
Red (2008 film)
Red is a 2008 thriller film about a couple of kids who kill a dog named 'Red' during an attempted robbery. The dog's owner finds out who they are, and tries to bring them to justice by informing the authorities. However, this amounts to nothing, so he decides to dish out his own brand of...

, which premiered out of competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Shooting was halted when Red was almost completed, with McKee as director, in Los Angeles, 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. McKee has finished working on the Jack Ketchum
Jack Ketchum
Jack Ketchum is the pseudonym for American author Dallas Mayr . He is the recipient of four Bram Stoker Awards and three further nominations. Many of his novels have been adapted to film, including The Girl Next Door and Red...

 adaption Offspring: The Woman, which features Angela Bettis
Angela Bettis
Angela Marie Bettis is an American actress, film producer and director best known for her lead roles in the 2002 TV remake of the Stephen King film Carrie, the title character in May , and in Girl, Interrupted as the anorexic girl Janet Webber.-Early life:Bettis was born in Austin, Texas to Mary...

, The Woman premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival
The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival that takes place annually in Utah, in the United States. It is the largest independent cinema festival in the United States. Held in January in Park City, Salt Lake City, and Ogden, as well as at the Sundance Resort, the festival is a showcase for new...

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