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.

08/20/2010 - 9:33pm
I get emails msgs and tweets all the time asking me how I became so educated in horror cinema and especially the philosophy behind what scares people. Sadly the answer is not that I spent years in some faraway 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
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
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
07/22/2010 - 3:12am
Okay, with all the buzz about Comic-Con this week in San Diego, (I'm packing 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
07/09/2010 - 9:22pm
Here's a funny thing. Next week, my agent and I are going out with a spec script to the studios, so we had some producer friends get "coverage" on it for us. Now, if you know what a spec script MORE
07/01/2010 - 8:21pm
I wiped some blood off the sink the other day, (don't worry, it was my own blood, and it was from shaving), and for some reason, I was amazed at how easily it just wiped away. It got me to thinking about MORE