Nick Antosca

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Nick Antosca
Born (1983-01-23) January 23, 1983 (age 36)
New Orleans, Louisiana, US
OccupationNovelist, screenwriter, producer
Notable worksChannel Zero
The Act
Midnight Picnic
The Girlfriend Game
Notable awardsShirley Jackson Award for Best Novella, 2009

Nick Antosca (born January 23, 1983) is an American novelist, screenwriter and producer. His novels include Fires (2006), Midnight Picnic (2009), and The Girlfriend Game (2013). He is the creator and showrunner of the horror anthology television series Channel Zero (2016–2018).[1]. He co-created and showran the Hulu true crime anthology series, The Act (2019).


As a television writer, he created the Syfy horror anthology series Channel Zero and the Hulu crime anthology The Act. He also co-produced 13 episodes of the horror series Hannibal.[2]

Antosca was in a screenwriting partnership for several years with novelist Ned Vizzini,[3] who died in 2013.

In March 2015, he was named as screenwriter of the upcoming Friday the 13th film.[4] However, when a new director came on board, Antosca's script was discarded and a new screenwriter was hired to write a draft. In early 2017, the project was scrapped altogether.


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  • Fires, novel (Impetus Press, 2006; re-released in 2011 by Civil Coping Mechanisms).
  • Midnight Picnic, novella (Word Riot Press, 2009).
  • The Obese, novella (Lazy Fascist Press, 2012).
  • The Hangman's Ritual, novella (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2013).[5]
  • The Girlfriend Game, short story collection (Word Riot Press, 2013).
  • The Quiet Boy (, 2019).[6]



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  2. ^ "'Friday the 13th' Nabs "Hannibal" Writer!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  3. ^ "Filmmaker Magazine". Filmmaker Magazine. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  4. ^ "Friday the 13th Scores Hannibal Writer Nick Antosca". Dread Central. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  5. ^ Antosca, Nick. 2013. The Hangman's Ritual. Civil Coping Mechanisms. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  6. ^ Antosca, Nick. 2019. The Quiet Boy. Retrieved 2019-02-30.

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