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.

08/17/2012 - 11:00am
The end is near.  No really. It is.  And we’ll be enjoying the show from front row seats. It’s funny, the apocalypse is something that’s been fascinating us since we first stood up and MORE
08/10/2012 - 6:00pm
Where do we draw the line? It’s a question that comes up all the time with horror fans. At what point does our entertainment step over the line from being escapism and diversion into tastelessness, shock 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
07/12/2012 - 4:00pm
A friend recently posted on my facebook page that we need a great new horror villian. Someone like Michael Myers or Jason Voorhees or Freddy Krueger. Then they good-naturedly asked me to get on it. I laughed and MORE
06/22/2012 - 9:00am
You write a movie three times, as the saying goes. Once when you write the screenplay, once again when you shoot the film, and finally again in the editing room. And I'm not talking about actual screenplay MORE
06/15/2012 - 3:05pm
Meeting people in the horror community is a funny thing. Good, but funny. And I still maintain that my horror loving/creating friends are some of the kindest, coolest people I know.  The reason I'm thinking about MORE
05/02/2012 - 2:27pm
Ever watched a horror film and cocked your head at the antagonist, be it a ghost, a demon, or a maniac - and said to yourself, "That thing's just not scary." Of course you have. I think we all have.Horror is a MORE
04/19/2012 - 8:29pm
Writers keep journals of ideas. Artists keep sketch books of visual concepts. Musicians record hooks.  And with the advent of quality digital video and broadband internet over the past 10 years, filmmakers can MORE