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.

04/25/2011 - 1:55pm
So, you make films? Why? I mean, what do you enjoy more? The red carpet, or being on set at 4 in the morning when everyone's exhausted? I ask, because it's importantIf you're not there for the right reasons you' MORE
06/17/2010 - 12:24pm
Okay, so you're a horror fan. Have been all your life. In your teens you were at the opening of every scary film and you lived in the horror section of the video store. Your walls were lined with posters of 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
12/08/2010 - 8:56pm
Okay, as promised last week, here's a 5 page horror short which I wrote expressly for you guys to direct!  It's called The Talisman and I encourage you guys to go make this film in any way you see MORE
04/11/2013 - 3:00pm
Thomas Wolfe wrote that you can’t go home again. In his case, he’d written an incendiary novel about his home town that enraged the locals who sent him menacing letters and death threats. In my MORE
05/27/2010 - 8:34pm
Comfort food. Everyone's got it. It's that one thing that you can eat that takes you right back to all the warm fuzzy places where it's fun to retreat whenever the world decides to use you for a MORE
05/13/2010 - 3:32pm
I've been talking a lot about horror MORE
05/05/2010 - 5:01pm
Horror may not be dead, but it's not as healthy as it oughta be. On Wednesday, I offered three prescriptions for curing what ails it. Here are four more.4) Stop casting Oscar winners in horror films JUST to show MORE