School of Fear

Emmy-nominated writer/director and founder of the Daywalt Fear Factory, Drew Daywalt explores what terrifies us and why, and the anatomy of translating those collective nightmares into the on-screen scares we love. Follow him on Twitter @DrewDaywalt.

03/08/2013 - 3:00pm
Who gives a fuck what you’re shooting it on! As a writer and director, the single best reason to work in the horror genre is because it’s the only genre that can draw an audience without a star MORE
05/02/2013 - 5:00pm
“No, it’s NOT cool that the scene in your new movie is exactly like that one scene from your favorite film when you were a kid... “ I made a startling realization about myself this weekend as I MORE
04/19/2013 - 8:00pm
  I get asked all the time how I’ve managed to put more horror in 2-4 minutes than many features manage in 90 minutes or more. I think, because I started out in long form (features and TV) and then MORE
06/15/2012 - 3:05pm
Meeting people in the horror community is a funny thing. Good, but funny. And I still maintain that my horror loving/creating friends are some of the kindest, coolest people I know.  The reason I'm thinking about MORE
04/15/2010 - 4:00pm
Haunted houses. What is it about the dead still hanging about that fascinates us so much? And what is it about creaky old locations that brings out the superstitious in even the staunchest atheist? For my part, MORE
01/21/2013 - 4:00pm
The fear paradigm. That’s what I call it. It’s something all horror scholars know about through study, and what all members of the horror-movie-attending audiences know instinctively. The Fear MORE
08/17/2012 - 11:00am
The end is near.  No really. It is.  And we’ll be enjoying the show from front row seats. It’s funny, the apocalypse is something that’s been fascinating us since we first stood up and MORE
07/12/2012 - 4:00pm
A friend recently posted on my facebook page that we need a great new horror villian. Someone like Michael Myers or Jason Voorhees or Freddy Krueger. Then they good-naturedly asked me to get on it. I laughed and MORE

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