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.

10/13/2010 - 6:12pm
Okay, so you’ve got 5 minutes to spare. You’re waiting for someone to show up for coffee, you’re in the doctor’s office, you're waiting on your ride, you’re on the bus, or you MORE
10/08/2010 - 4:00pm
I was  geeking out on horror with my pal Jenn this week when she posited that there’s something extra special about horror films that are set back east during the fall or winter. Call it a Halloween MORE
10/05/2010 - 10:30pm
Well October is finally here again and praise the Lord, it's time for us to jump into horror culture with both feet and roll around in it like the gleeful pigs of terror that we are. Last week I wrote about one MORE
09/28/2010 - 9:36pm
Hags have always scared me. Hags and witches are my go-to scare-the-shit-out-of-me monsters. But until this weekend, I never thought much about why they're scary to me. And then one of the fans of my films MORE
09/16/2010 - 10:35pm
It's finally official. The web series I wrote and directed has found a home. Camera Obscura, 20 episodes of demon hunting horror, will be airing on October 1st on in conjunction with MORE
09/10/2010 - 6:44pm
Fear’s a funny thing. I mean, here’s an evolutionary survival tool that we, in the comfort of our modern, civilized world, now play with like an old tin toy, passed down from our ancestors. We don MORE
09/07/2010 - 1:56pm
Somewhere in New York City a giant green glowing skeleton launched in the faces of a movie theatre chock full of screaming, laughing horror fans. And I'd be remiss in my treatment of your horror education MORE
08/26/2010 - 3:05pm
Why Horror?” they ask us. “I dunno why?” we respond, hands in pockets, arms stiff, “ I just like it," we say, tired of the question. Sound familiar? Yeah, thought so. My relatives MORE