Mary Lambert (born October 13, 1951) is an American film director. She has directed music videos, television episodes, and feature films, mainly in the horror genre.


Early life:

Lambert was born in Helena, Arkansas, the daughter of Martha Kelly and Jordan Bennett Lambert III, a rice and cotton farmer. Her younger sister is Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas. Lambert graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a B.F.A.


Music videos

Lambert directed Chris Isaak's first music video "Dancin'" and Janet Jackson's "Nasty" and "Control" music videos. She also directed videos for Annie Lennox, Mick Jagger, The Go-Go's, Whitney Houston, Alison Krauss, Live, Mötley Crüe, Queensryche, Sting, Debbie Harry, Tom Tom Club and others. She directed many of Madonna's early videos including "Borderline", "Like a Virgin", "Material Girl", "La Isla Bonita", and "Like a Prayer".

Feature films

In 1987 she released her debut feature, the stylish and controversial Siesta, starring Ellen Barkin and Jodie Foster. It was nominated for the IFP Spirit Award for best first feature. She is known to horror fans for directing the 1989 adaptation of Stephen King's novel Pet Sematary and its sequel, Pet Sematary II. Lambert works currently as director on the 2011 Syfy horror film Mega Python vs. Gatoroid.

Video game

She directed the 1993 Digital Pictures FMV video game Double Switch.



Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (2011),

The Attic (2008),

14 Women (2007, documentary),

Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005),

Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001),

Strange Frequency (2001),

The In Crowd (2000),

Clubland (1999),

Pet Sematary II (1992),

Grand Isle (1991),

Pet Sematary (1989),

Siesta (1987),

As herself

Pretty Bloody: The Women of Horror (2009, documentary)