Horror Film Director

Category: Rants and Ramblings

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…

A FATHER/SON ADVENTURE, and a few pulled teeth…

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20th June

This past week, I jumped off a waterfall, swam in turquoise water, rode in a plane, helicopter, raft, and bus… I battled snakes, faced fears, got blackout drunk.  I hiked the Grand Canyon, rafted the Colorado, played football, beat the camp in horseshoes.  I slept outside for seven straight nights and removed sand from cracks in my body I didn’t know existed…  I was the hottest I have even been, and moments later, the coldest I have ever been. I thought I was going to die, almost did a couple of times, and had an infection so bad that I had to have a tooth removed…

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.

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26th April


I am writing this blog from the back of a van… a van that has thus far traveled 7,000 miles in the last few weeks.

A van that smells of tears and sadness.  Tears, sadness, and corn nuts… let us not forget the corn nuts…

I am not sure what state we are in… It’s snowing outside, and it’s cold.  I am guessing we are in one of the Virginias, but that is just a guess…