Horror Film Director

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Confessions from a Cult Leader

14th October



I accidentally started a cult.


Or, should I say, cults… if you consider the fandom that surrounded The Devil’s Carnival and Repo!

But this time, I mean an actual – – cult…

Well, wait. Let’s rewind and put this in context.

Firstly, this is my blog.  I have been randomly, and not frequently updating it.  This is a home for my thought vomit.  What will follow are my ramblings.  This space helps me make sense on the senseless.  I keep this journal for myself, so in five years I can look back at moments that have moved me and try to better understand them.


13th August

At this point in my career I have done hundreds, if not thousands of interviews.

The one question inevitably that is always asked being a horror director is “ What truly scares you? “

A lot of times in interviews I skirt hard hitting questions, I think of some clever sidestep and focus the interview on what I want to talk about and not what the interviewer is actually asking…

Holiday Traditions

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8th January

I have a secret… My Birthday is on Saturday. I will be 35, going on ancient. This Birthday will probably be the hardest Birthday I will have suffered through, not because I feel any older, but because I realized an entire year has passed and I didn’t know it.  I didn’t realize it…


A stopwatch? A clock? A calendar?

I don’t have a traditional job… I don’t wake up at a traditional hour, and I don’t go to sleep at a traditional time… Friday is no more exciting to me than Monday… Every day of the week has the same importance as the one that came before or after.  Call it a champagne problem of being a director, or that of not having a job.

Maybe when I was younger, the idea of not having a 9-5 would … Read More »

A SAW by any other name…

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25th January

I like to pride myself on being proactive… Both in my career and my life… however I have been anything but proactive when it comes to my blog.

I guess I get overwhelmed with how many thoughts I have in a day and instead of just focusing on ONE thought and blogging about it, I shut down.

My News Year’s resolution is to blog more… Not that any really cares what I have to say, but it’s cathartic…   I have grown tired of telling Ninja and Chance all of my innermost thoughts…

Truth be told, I am sure they have grown tired of hearing them.

A Family Affair

26th October

A Family Affair 

My life has been relegated to boxes… thousands, and thousands, and thousands of boxes.  Boxes and labels, don’t get me started on the fucking labels.


This week THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL was released to the world.  DVD/ NETFLIX/ iTUNES/ HOT TOPIC/ the list goes on and on.