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.

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
08/09/2010 - 4:26pm
Ever since I filmed Camera Obscura, my horror web series, last year at the ACTUALLY haunted Linda Vista Hospital in East L.A., I’ve been fascinated with real ghosts and haunted places. So much so, that I 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
05/09/2011 - 11:30am
Sounds like an oxymoron akin to jumbo shrimp, doesn't it? They've been made, these mini epics, (I haven't made one yet, but I'l get to that in a moment) but when they hit the internet or the festivals, they tend MORE
02/14/2011 - 3:19pm
Production day 1 of my month-long sojourn with MTV's DEATH VALLEY is now in the can. We had a great first day and I know we've already got the funny and the scary down. Not an easy feat, but I feel it in my gut. MORE
02/07/2011 - 7:33pm
I’ve spent the past week doing my shotlists and story boards for the three episodes of the horror comedy series Death Valley that I’m directing over at MTV, and aside from my eyes going buggy from staring at a MORE
10/08/2010 - 4:00pm
I was  geeking out on horror with my pal Jenn this week when she posited that there’s something extra special about horror films that are set back east during the fall or winter. Call it a Halloween MORE
08/12/2010 - 9:58pm
I get a lot of email from young film makers and horror fans asking advice of all kinds. But recently I got one that rocked my world.All it said was "What do you want to be when you grow up?" in the body of the MORE