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.

04/09/2011 - 11:15pm
I was at an event recently for the horror community and I overheard another filmmaker saying how he really wanted to "move on" from horror films. "Move on," that's an odd term, I thought. It implies a natural 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
12/29/2010 - 4:01pm
Well here it is. The end of another year and time for everyone to write their year end wrap up articles, reviews, columns and blogs. Let's see what we have here... 2010 and horror... hmm.... Let me start MORE
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
07/28/2010 - 8:36pm
I write about fear.  Generally I write about how to create fear, how I respond to fear, what tactics and philosophies work when generating fear, how fear translates to the language of cinema, etc. So when MORE
04/07/2011 - 8:14pm
It's a weird thing I did this week. I just wrote a zombie movie for George Romero. Well, truth be told, I didn't write the whole thing this week. It's something I've been working on for a while, but I did hand it 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
10/13/2010 - 6:12pm
Okay, so you’ve got 5 minutes to spare. You’re waiting for someone to show up for coffee, you’re in the doctor’s office, you're waiting on your ride, you’re on the bus, or you MORE