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.

09/23/2011 - 2:16pm
This week I want to talk about a thing that terrifies human beings so much that they can't even acknowledge it most of the time. When it approaches, we can't even look it in the eye. We're forced, cowed into MORE
09/13/2011 - 10:35pm
Allow me to introduce my new horror step-brothers, Action, Gore and Laughter...In February, as most of you know, I directed three episodes of the comedy/horror gore-fest Death Valley, which are airing now on MTV MORE
09/06/2011 - 5:35pm
Hope's a funny thing. In horror, it's either the carrot we dangle at the end of a very long stick, or we remove it altogether. And in our real lives, as artists, it's the one thing we cling to for dear life. MORE
08/18/2011 - 5:48pm
There's something to be said for being out of touch on something. That is, to say, in this swirling ocean of pop culture that is America in the 21st century, it's impossible to be up on every TV show, movie, band MORE
08/09/2011 - 3:37pm
Why in the name of God are Zombies still popular? I'll tell you, but it's not pretty. Hear that sound? That thrumming sound that seems to be underneath every news report, every environmental study, every economic MORE
08/01/2011 - 2:45pm
It's funny, the wares we peddle, as artists. And I'm not talking about oils and acrylics, film or video, TV or internet.... No, I'm not talking about the forms, formats or delivery systems... I'm talking about MORE
07/20/2011 - 3:03pm
Werewolf fist fights, Vampire gun battles, Zombies tipping bloodmobiles. That's all I can think of right now.  Why?   Because as I write this, I'm also preparing to pack up and head down to Comicon 2011 in San MORE
07/11/2011 - 3:28pm
I just did an interview with the very talented indie film blogger and horror fan Greg Hanks over at the Watcher's Council and he threw a question at me that really got me thinking. To paraphrase his question, he MORE