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.

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
06/23/2010 - 6:19pm
The rotting mansion, the ruined castle, the abandoned hospital...why are decrepit, deserted, man-made places so interesting? Why is it that almost all horror, be it literature or film, takes place in broken, MORE
03/18/2010 - 1:59pm
A question I always get about my filmmaking is "How can you create something so scary?"  You FEEL it. That's how. In Horror, the great filmmakers are always scaredy cats. And think about it, who better to MORE
07/23/2012 - 3:00pm
Who was the best Horror filmmaker of the 1700’s? Francisco de Goya, that’s who. When I was in college, years ago, my major study was screenwriting, but my minor was in art history. At the time I MORE
10/20/2010 - 9:25pm
I'm giddy with excitement today. It's that excitement you get when you find a new place you love, discover a movie that's been around forever but you're only seeing it for the first time now, or MORE
03/10/2010 - 6:58pm
I would love to see Peter Cushing take Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers down like a pair of bitches. And I know he could do it too, if only he weren't, ya know, dead. Rest in Final Peace, Peter... or not? MORE
01/25/2013 - 7:30pm
Fear has a twin, you know... a sister.  She’s a fraternal twin, because the two are not identical, not by a long shot, but they are twins nonetheless. And these two sisters aren’t always present MORE
03/07/2012 - 2:54pm
Fun. Funny. Smart. Entertaining. Tongue-in-cheek. Quirky. Charming. Campy. A romp... A great night of TV... These are the words and phrases that have been buzzing around my head for 5 months, and thank GOD they' MORE