Schow during the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike
Marburg, West Germany
David J. Schow (born 1955) is an American author of horror novels, short stories, and screenplays.  His credits include films such as The Crow and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. Most of Schow's work falls into the sub-genre splatterpunk, a term he is sometimes credited with coining. In the 1990s, Schow wrote a regular column for Fangoria magazine.
As an editor, Schow's work includes three volumes of writings by Robert Bloch.
Schow has also been a past contributor to liner notes for cult film distributors Grindhouse Releasing/Box Office Spectaculars on the North American DVD release of Italian filmmaker Lucio Fulci's horror film, Cat in the Brain.
- Pamela's Get (1987) – novella
- The Kill Riff (1988)
- The Shaft (1990)
- Bullets of Rain (2003)
- Rocks Breaks Scissors Cut (2003)
- Gun Work (2008)
- Hunt Among the Killers of Men (2010, under the pseudonym "Gabriel Hunt")
- Internecine (2010)
- Upgunned (2012)
Short story collections
- Seeing Red (1990)
- Lost Angels (1990)
- Black Leather Required (1994)
- Crypt Orchids (1998)
- Eye (2001)
- Zombie Jam (2005)
- Havoc Swims Jaded (2006)
- The Outer Limits: The Official Companion (with Jeffrey Frentzen) (1986)
- The Outer Limits Companion (1998)
- Wild Hairs (2001)
- Silver Scream (1988)
- The Lost Bloch Volume 1: The Devil with You (1999)
- The Lost Bloch Volume 2: Hell on Earth (2000)
- The Lost Bloch Volume 3: Crimes and Punishments (2002)
- Elvisland (2003)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
- Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1989)
- Critters 3 (1991)
- Critters 4 (1991)
- The Crow (1994)
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
- Masters of Horror—"Pick Me Up" (2006)
- Masters of Horror - "We All Scream For Ice Cream" (2007)
- The Hills Run Red (2009)
- "Schow, David J." by Gary Westfahl in David Pringle, St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers. London : St. James Press, 1998, ISBN 978-1-55862-206-7 (pp. 516–517. ).
- "David J. Schow" by S. T. Joshi, in Joshi, The Evolution of the Weird Tale (2004).
- Bloch, R. 1998, "Look Out, He's Got a Knife!" in Crypt Orchids, David J. Schow, Subterranean Press, Burton, MI
- World Fantasy Convention. "Award Winners and Nominees". Retrieved February 4, 2011.
- Icons of Fright News and Updates: Lucio Fulci's Cat in the Brain Coming to DVD March 31st
- DVD Trash: DVD Release: Cat in the Brain
- Fear.net "Final Cat in the Brain DVD Specs", Dec. 29, 2008, by Gabrielle DiPietro
- S.T. Joshi. "David J. Schow and Splatterpunk" in Joshi, The Evolution of the Weird Tale NY: Hippocampus Press, 2004, 190-202.