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.

09/16/2010 - 10:35pm
It's finally official. The web series I wrote and directed has found a home. Camera Obscura, 20 episodes of demon hunting horror, will be airing on October 1st on in conjunction with MORE
09/10/2010 - 6:44pm
Fear’s a funny thing. I mean, here’s an evolutionary survival tool that we, in the comfort of our modern, civilized world, now play with like an old tin toy, passed down from our ancestors. We don MORE
07/16/2010 - 1:55pm
Okay, so last week I talked about this spec script I'm going out with to all the studios. It's a creepy, dread-oriented ghost story as opposed to a gore or spectacle-filled kill fest. (Don't get me MORE
06/07/2010 - 6:14pm
When I was about 6 years old, my then 80-something grandfather would come to visit us once a year from Florida. He'd retired there after 50 years in the police force. Usually he would just sit in my dad's well MORE
07/06/2011 - 3:04pm
I was contacted recently by a production company, asking me if I'd ever do a horror film about bugs or spiders... In a word, "No."I'll never do a bug movie. Ever. And it's not because I don't think insects are MORE
01/28/2011 - 9:14pm
Okay, so this week I'm starting on my shotlists and storyboards for the show I'm directing over at MTV. Most of you know what I'm talking about, but for the newcomers, I'm directing 3 episodes of a MTV's new MORE
09/28/2010 - 9:36pm
Hags have always scared me. Hags and witches are my go-to scare-the-shit-out-of-me monsters. But until this weekend, I never thought much about why they're scary to me. And then one of the fans of my films MORE
09/11/2013 - 2:00pm
  My daughter is turning ten soon and she has a new hobby. It’s waiting silently around a dark corner and jumping out with a scream and scaring the shit out of me. You know the scare - the one where MORE