Louis Feuillade (February 19, 1873 - February 25, 1925) was a French film director from the silent era.
He was born in Lunel, HÃ©rault, in southern France. Originally a wine merchant and journalist, Feuillade began his film career at Gaumont in 1905.
He directed several hundred short and serial films from 1906 to 1924. His most important works include three convoluted serial thrillers, Fantomas (1913), and Les Vampires (1915), and Judex (1916) which starred the French silent film vamp Musidora.
He is credited with developing many of the thriller techniques used famously by Fritz Lang, Alfred Hitchcock, and others.