David J Skal

David J. Skal is the author of several books on genre cinema and fantastic literature, including Hollywood Gothic: The Tangled Web of "Dracula" from Novel to Stage to Screen; The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror; V is for Vampire; and Screams of Reason: Mad Science and Modern Culture. With Elias Savada, he is co-author of Dark Carnival: The Secret World of Tod Browning. He has also written and produced numerous video documentaries on fantastic films and literature.