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Paul Lynch, director,
Photo of Paul Lynch © 2010 by R.A.Lucas. Used with permission.
B: June 11, 1946 in Liverpool, England
Paul Lynch moved to Canada in 1960. He left school to become a cartoonist for the Toronto Star and then served as a photographer for a number of small-town newspapers. This led to work in film, including a ninety-minute documentary on Penthouse magazine commissioned by its publisher, Bob Guccione. His first feature was The Hard Part Begins, considered to be a classic of early English-Canadian cinema. This was followed by the box-office hit Prom Night, a prototypical slasher film. Lynch has only made features periodically, pursuing, instead, a career directing for American television.

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Paul Lynch was interviewed by Sam Weisberg in November of 2011.


Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Teenage Marriage (TV-1968, documentary)
Charlie (TV-1969, documentary)

Choice (1970, documentary)
Big Bus Goin’ to Nashville (1971, documentary)
The Hard Part Begins (1973)
Blood & Guts (1978)

Prom Night (1980)
Humongous (1982)
Cross Country (1983)
Mania (TV-1986)
Flying (1986)
Bullies (1986)
Blindside (1986)
Really Weird Tales (TV-1987)
Maigret (TV-1988)
Going to the Chapel (TV-1988)
She Knows Too Much (TV-1989)
Murder By Night (TV-1989)
Double Your Pleasure (TV-1989)

Drop Dead Gorgeous (TV-1991)
On the Prowl (1991)
Spenser: Ceremony (TV-1993)
No Contest (1994)
No Contest II (1997)
The Magician`s House (TV-1999)
More to Love (1999)

Frozen with Fear (2000)
The Keeper (2004)
Savage Planet (TV-2006)


TV Series – At least 1 episode of:
Petrocelli (1974)

Darkroom (1981)
Voyagers (1982)
Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Moonlighting (1985)
The Ray Bradbury Theatre (1985)
The Twilight Zone (1985)
Blacke`s Magic (1986)
Mike Hammer (1987)
Tour of Duty (1987)
Beauty and the Beast (1987)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Hooperman (1988)
The Bronx Zoo (1988)
Beverly Hills Buntz (1988)
In The Heat of the Night (1989)

Top Cops (1990)
Dark Shadows (1991)
Matrix (1993)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993)
Robocop (1994)
Due South (1994)
Lonesome Doe: The Series (1994)
Liberty Street (1994)
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995)
Land`s End (1995)
Baywatch Nights (1995)
The Outer Limits (1995)
Viper (1996)
F/X: The Series (1996)
Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996)
Sliders (1998, 1999)
The Magician’s House (1999)
So Weird (1999, 2001)



Prom Night
This poster for Prom Night was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.