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
02/14/2013 - 8:00pm
  I was just sitting by the hot tub at our apartment complex, texting a friend on a hot Los Angeles summer day. Sounds harmless enough, right? But that moment. That slice of time. That otherwise innocuous, 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
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
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
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
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
08/29/2012 - 2:00pm
  The concept of the horror film is to convey as much terror in 90 minutes or so as humanly possible. And seeing as 90 minutes really isn’t a lot of time in the grand scheme of things, horror writers MORE